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When

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 from 8:30 AM to 4:45 PM EDT
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Where

Wyndham Garden York Hotel 
2000 Loucks Road
York, PA 17404
 

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Elaine Farrell 
Pennsylvania Bus Association 
717-236-9042 
efarrell@pabus.org 
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"Investing in the Motorcoach Industry: Explore Today's Trends for Success" 

  This Seminar is Presented by

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TRAVELING BY MOTORCOACH!  Pennsylvania motorcoach operators transport more than 3 million passengers annually on charters and tours. Travel supplier companies serving motorcoach groups are interested in learning the basic needs and requirements facing the motorcoach industry and how they can better serve them.   Hear from the experts including PBA motorcoach operators, ask questions, apply the information to your business and see increased business opportunities..

WHO SHOULD ATTEND THIS SEMINAR? Individuals in the travel industry whether new or seasoned.  It will be helpful to those that work with group travel representatives so they understand the different roles of those involved in planning group travel.  Incudes a trip to Bailey Trailways' new operatorions facility in Spring Grove, PA, a panel discussion on the needs of the motorcoach and tour operators, all presented by industry specialists. Also:

  • You do not have to participate in the 2019 Marketplace Group Leader Show on March 27th to attend this Seminar.
  • Plan on meeting with tour company representatives at this session and start building those valuable relationships!
  • Each attendee will receive a valuable binder of Hints and Helps as a takeaway.  This will be from Industry Specialists and Tour Operators.
  • CTIS credit available towards your American Bus Association's "Certified Travel Industry Specialist" designation!

CURRENT SCHEDULE BELOW (subject to change)

8:30 - 9:00 AM - Registration at Wyndham Garden York (York, PA)

9:00 - 10:00 AM - A Trip to Bailey Trailways NEW motorcoach Facility.  Meet those who plan tours, dispatch equipment, mechanics who repair and keep the motorcoaches safe, daily operation employees, and much more. Bottom line for our operators is safe travel to destinations.

10:30 AM - 12 Noon - TOURISM INDUSTRY PANEL (Amy Brooks, Susquehanna Trailways; Tammy Wolf-Baker, Wolf's Bus Lines; Alison Klein Sherman, Klein Transportation; Rene P. Poyant, Cape Cod Custom Tours; Sarah Imes, Visit Ithaca)

12 Noon - 1:00 PM - NETWORKING LUNCHEON.  A valuable working lunch with the panel and other motorcoach operators in a round table setting.  The goal is to create a dialogue and conversation among those at the table on what works, what successes, what challenges they face, or simply to chat and get to know one another.

1:00 - 2:00 PM - INVESTING IN RELATIONSHIPS FROM YOUR RESPECTIVE REGION AND BEYOND presented by Sarah Imes, Visit ithaca

2:00 - 2:15 PM - Visit with PBA's Board of Directors

2:30 - 3:30 PM - MAKING THE BEST OF A SHOW EXPERIENCE; TAKE TIME TO PREPARE!" presented by Rene P Poyant, Cape Cod Custom Tours

3:30 - 4:30 pm - WE MADE CONNECTIONS SO WHAT'S NEXT?

QUESTIONS? If you have any questions on the seminar, why you should attend, etc. feel free to contact Elaine Farrell at efarrell@pabus.org or 717.236.9042.