12/26/2022

#MARKETPLACEMONDAY! 

Marketplace is scheduled for March 27-28 at the Classic Auto Mall in Morgantown, PA. Join us to visit with group leaders arriving in beautiful PBA member motorcoaches looking for places to travel in 2023 and beyond!


Some important deadlines are this week and some right around the corner!


  • FAM Tour offerings need to be submitted by 12/31/2022. We compile a listing and send it to our registered operators.


  • Operators, have you seen all of the amazing FAMs available for your group leaders? If you registered for the Marketplace, schedule your FAMs before the deadline of 1/31/2023.


  • If you attended our Annual Conference in State College earlier this year, don't forget to use your special discount code to get $100 off your booth! The special Annual Conference discount code will expire 12/31/2022. No exceptions.


  • Register before the booth rate discount ends on 1/1/2023. See pricing.

Checkout the video, shared from our wonderful host Pennsylvania's American Region.

Professional Development

We are excited to offer a full-day of professional development on Monday, March 27, 2023, the day before Marketplace. There will be plenty of time to setup and hotel check-in afterwards, so we encourage you to register. (Note, you do not need to register for a Marketplace booth to attend the seminar. Choose Marketplace Seminar (no booth on the form). Cost is $75 to attend.


Host a FAM Tour! 

Showcase your destination by hosting a FAM Tour for the Group Leaders after Marketplace.


FAM Tour offerings need to be submitted by 12/31/2022. We compile a listing and send it to our registered operators.


Check out the FAM opportunities received to date!


Click here to complete the form to offer a FAM.


For offering a FAM, you will receive a free half-page color ad in the Marketplace directory.

Full Schedule

See the exciting two days of networking, business opportunities and fun we have in store for you!


Dine-Around Options

View your options!


Decorator Exposition Services

Download the Service Kit if you need Marketplace Extras.

 

Have a Successful Marketplace Experience!

Download the Guidelines

Exhibitors are encouraged to review this document to understand deadlines, cancellation policy, what you can and cannot have in a booth, hotel information, the schedule, etc.


Pricing Notes 

Register before the booth rate increase on 1/2/2023. See pricing.


If you attended our Annual Conference in State College earlier this year, don't forget to use your special discount code to get $100 off your booth! The special Annual Conference discount code will expire 12/31/2022.

Take Action Today and Follow the Links Below!

Exhibitors & Operators - Register!

Host a FAM Tour!

STAND-OUT WITH A SPONSORSHIP! 

PBA has various sponsorship levels on the registration form. Very affordable with the ability to place your Profile Sheet in the Directory which is distributed in advance to all PBA motorcoach companies and their group leaders. 


Below you will find all of the Marketplace Sponsorships. You can also download a copy here. See what is available below! When registering, you can add an available sponsorship to your registration form.


THANK YOU to Destination Gettysburg (Exhibitor breakfast), Kutztown Folk Festival (Directory cover), MeetAC (Directory back cover), Cape Cod CVB (Group leader bags) and Chester County's Brandywine Valley (Tote bags)!

Door Prizes

PBA will award Exhibitor door prizes just prior to tear-down. Who will be the lucky winner of one of the four prizes below?

  • Complimentary 1-year PBA membership.
  • Complimentary 2023 Annual Meeting registration.
  • Complimentary 2024 Marketplace booth.
  • Complimentary full page color 2024 Marketplace Directory Ad.


Raffle Drawing! In addition to the Exhibitor awarded door prizes by PBA, any company that registered and paid for their booth by October 15, 2022 qualified for a special raffle drawing of a $100 gift card!


If you are bringing a door prize for operators/tour planners, there is a section on the registration form to indicate that you will bring one and to provide a description.

PBA Turns 100 in 2023!

Watch our 100th Anniversary Commemorative video.  Thank you to all who contributed to the making of this video. Read the press release.

Thank you,

Patricia Cowley 

Executive Director 

Telephone: 717-236-9042 

Email:  director@pabus.org 

Website: www.pabus.org

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