When

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at 9:00 AM EDT
-to-
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 2:00 PM EDT

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Where

York Expo Center 
334 Carlisle Avenue
York, PA 17404-3204
 

 
Driving Directions 

Contact

Elaine Farrell, Executive Director
Pennsylvania Bus Association
717-236-9042
efarrell@pabus.org

QUICK LINKS

PBA Membership Application - join to obtain lowest booth rates HERE

Wyndham Garden York Hotel for overnight room reservations HERE

2019 Marketplace "Need To Know Guidelines" HERE

General Exposition Services Services Kit for carpet and other booth items HERE

Sponsorship Opportunities for PBA's 2019 Marketplace Group Leader Show HERE

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More to come later in 2018 including Sponsorship Opportunities, and the "Investing in the Motorcoach Industy" Seminar

PBA 2019 Marketplace Registration Now Open!

Don't forget to register for PBA's 2019 Marketplace event during OCTOBER to be eligible to win a $100 gift card!  Everything you want to know about Marketplace is below then just click on the REGISTER NOW! button below.  Only takes minutes to complete, too.

Who has registered already?  CLICK HERE to find out.

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The Pennsylvania Bus Association's 2019 Marketplace group leader show's registration is now open! Marketplace will be begin on March 26, 2019 with set-up, and March 27, 2019 as the exciting event day at the UTZ Arena at York Expo, York, PA. Won't you join us to visit with almost 1,000 group leaders arriving on 24 beautiful PBA member motorcoaches looking for places to travel in 2019!  This is a great opportunity to bring buses and large groups to your location.

PBA would like to recognize the York County Convention & Visitors Bureau for their generous partnership with the 2019 Marketplace and all the background and on-site assistance they provide PBA to make Marketplace such a success.  With FAMs, volunteers to greet buses, exhibitor breakfast, multiple booths for their member partners.......Thank you!

BOOTH RATES There are 3 levels of booth rates depending on the deadlines:                                        Lowest rate expires October 31, 2018. Any company registering for Marketplace by this date will qualify for a special raffle to win a $100 gift card!  Next lowest rate expires on December 31, 2018.  Highest rate opens on January 1, 2019 and is available through Marketpace.  NOTE to non-PBA member companies:  How about becoming a member to take advantage of the lower PBA booth rates.  Copy of PBA Travel Supplier Membership Application can be found HERE

EXHIBITOR GUIDELINES - A MUST FOR A SUCCESSFUL MARKETPLACE.  PBA requests that all exhibitors review the Guidelines established that includes such items as A/V, what booth includes, decorations, group leader sign-ups, etc.  GUIDELINES

CONVENTION & VISITOR BUREAUS.  For the 2019 Marketplace Directory, a CVB page will be added which will include all your partners in your purchased booths.  PBA wants to make sure the group leaders and motorcoach operators know in advance of the great partners and travel opportunities you will be sharing with them at the 2019 Marketplace!

HOST HOTEL INFORMATION.  PBA has once again selected the Wyndham Garden York Hotel located on 2000 Loucks Road, York, PA as the Marketplace host hotel. Reservations can be made by calling 717-846-9500, #1 reservations.  Please make reference to the PA Bus Association's 2019 block of rooms.  Rate is $139 which is the same as last year. For information on this property, visit their web-site at www.wgyorkpa.com CLICK HERE.  Make sure you make your reservations early before the block is sold out. Block expires on February 26, 2019  - PBA will once again be using General Exposition Services for the pipe and drape which will be black and white.  if you need additional items such as carpeting, etc., you may access the PBA Service Kit by going to www.generalexposition.com and click on the Online Services.  Enter PBA's Exhibitor Code which is PABUS19.  CLICK HERE

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES - A great way to further promote and keep in front of the group leaders information on your destination, property, CVB, etc. PBA has a separate on-line registration for the various sponsorship levels which you can access HERE.  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.  Ads range from a quarter page, half-page, or full page with all being in color.  Take a peek!  SPONSORSHIP-OPPORTUNITIES HERE

 SEMINAR FOR THOSE NEW IN THE GROUP TRAVEL INDUSTRY - Available Soon!  PBA's very popular "Investing in the Motorcoach Industry: Increasing Your ROI" Seminar is coming back and is scheduled all day Tuesday, March 26, 2019.  This seminar includes a trip to a motorcoach company to see how they do business on a day-to-day business and how they interact with travel suppliers.  The committee has been established and are reviewing relevant topics for those new in the motorcoach and group travel industry.  PLUS, this seminar will qualify for the American Bus Association's CTIS credits which is very important to those seeking this designation.  Watch your emails for the announcement when registration is open.

Register today for the lowest rates! Don't forget to consider the Sponsorship Opporunities available and don't forget to contact the Wyndham Garden Hotel for your overnight room reservation.