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American, Canadian Bus Groups Plan Joint Tour Operator Summit

Posted on August 25, 2010 by LCT Staff - Also by this author - About the author

The March 2011 event in New York will cover border crossing issues and how to work with travel agents to increase sales.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The AMERICAN BUS ASSOCIATION (ABA) and the ONTARIO MOTORCOACH ASSOCIATION (OMCA) recently announced that the two organizations have scheduled a joint tour operator summit for March 30-31, 2011, to be held at the Turning Stone Resort in Verona, N.Y.

The ABA/OMCA Tour Operator Summit will feature educational seminars, business sessions, networking events, and a mini-exhibit show. Tour operator members of both organizations from both sides of the border are encouraged to attend.

“We want to have a strong presence among both U.S.- and Canadian-based tour operators at this event, because we value the insights they will provide through their active participation,” ABA President and CEO Peter Pantuso said. “This summit promises to address issues that include tour trends and demographic developments, U.S.-Canadian border crossing issues, social networking, and much more.

“To encourage as many tour operators as possible to join us, we have provided an easily accessible location close to a major motorcoach border crossing at Niagara Falls,” OMCA President Brian Crow said. “And we thank our travel partners at the Turning Stone Resort for their gracious hospitality in hosting this vital event.”

The two-day summit tentatively is scheduled to include an Operator-to-Operator Session (both OMCA and ABA tour operators), a regional trade show featuring area tour and travel partners, a roundtable and coffee talk, and educational seminars covering tour trends and demographic shifts in group travel. The summit also will cover border crossing issues; online business building using GroupConnect; social networking; Canadian errors and omissions insurance updates; and working with travel agents to increase sales.

As this summit is still being developed, tour operators are encouraged to provide their input to ABA’s Courtney Davis ([email protected], 800-283-2877 x 206) or OMCA’s Ann Fairley ([email protected], 416-229-6622 x 223).

Source: American Bus Association

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