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ON THE
ROAD | INSIDE SCOOP
An Event Like No Other

I

our attention to members' needs and finding solutions to
t may be just the beginning of fall, but at ABA, we
their problems that have delivered success. We never lose
are already looking ahead to 2020-especially
track of the fact that our members are the lifeblood of the
January 10-14, 2020. Those are the dates for ABA's
association and the reason we exist, and we strive to be
Marketplace, which promises to be a one-of-a-kind
servant leaders to ensure members receive the maximum
event unlike any that ABA has ever had-one that still
return on their investment.
brings the value and return on investment that members
One example of that work is addressing the significant
have always demanded.
potential change in policies at the National Park Service
This year, ABA's Marketplace will have more buyers
(NPS). The NPS wants to make up part of its nearly $12
than ever before, thanks to (1) ABA members who
billion backlog in needed repairs and improvements
promote ABA and Marketplace to their colleagues
by charging tour operators and some bus companies
every single day; (2) groups such as Trailways and the
$300 for a Commercial Use Authorization fee, as
International Motorcoach Group (IMG), that will hold
well as $5 per person on every bus
separate meetings during Marketplace
entering the national parks. I thank
and bring dozens (or hundreds, in the
my colleagues and partner bus and
case of IMG) of colleagues to Omaha,
The Busworld
travel associations-especially IMG,
Neb., our host city; and (3) ABA's
Academy at
the National Travel Association, and
dedicated staff.
Marketplace will
the International Inbound Travel
As if that isn't enough, you may have
bring together
Association-for all of their hard work
heard that ABA is partnering with the
thought leaders from and cooperation in helping fight these
Belgium-based Busworld Academy
egregious fees. The industry is united
to bring high-level education to the
all over the world.
on this issue.
motorcoach industry that can't be
Finally, as always, I want to hear
matched by any other organization
from you. I want to know how busiin 2020. The Busworld Academy at
ness is going, what your challenges are, and how ABA can
Marketplace (Jan. 13-14) will bring together thought
help address those challenges. Don't hesitate to email me
leaders from all over the world to discuss the future of
at ppantuso@buses.org or call me at (202) 218-7229.
the bus and motorcoach industry at every level. There
is nothing like it in North America, and it is expected to
attract an international audience.
In my more than 20 years representing ABA members,
I have seen Marketplace go from the smallest group travSincerely,
el show in North America to the largest. I believe ABA
is on the cusp of moving its meetings to an entirely new
level with what we have planned for the years to come.
At the same time, our membership team is reaching
out to more members and nonmembers to understand
PETER J. PANTUSO, CTIS
their needs and what the association can do to help their
President & CEO
businesses today and in the future. ABA has a 93-year
Follow Pete on Twitter at @PantusoPeter
history of helping the industry and its members, and it is
ppantuso@buses.org

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Hudson Yards Is Open!
Welcome to the New Old Town
35-Foot Motorcoaches Are a Huge Hit
Crisis Averted
Totally Family
FMCSA Exclusive
History Comes Alive in Omaha
2019 Scholarship Recipients
2019 Best of the Best
The Canadian Rockies’ Lesser-Known Parks
Tour Stop: Meet the Makers of Baltimore
City Guide//
Gaming
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ABA - Destinations Magazine - September/October 2019 - Hudson Yards Is Open!
ABA - Destinations Magazine - September/October 2019 - Welcome to the New Old Town
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ABA - Destinations Magazine - September/October 2019 - 35-Foot Motorcoaches Are a Huge Hit
ABA - Destinations Magazine - September/October 2019 - Crisis Averted
ABA - Destinations Magazine - September/October 2019 - Totally Family
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ABA - Destinations Magazine - September/October 2019 - FMCSA Exclusive
ABA - Destinations Magazine - September/October 2019 - History Comes Alive in Omaha
ABA - Destinations Magazine - September/October 2019 - 2019 Scholarship Recipients
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ABA - Destinations Magazine - September/October 2019 - 2019 Best of the Best
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