The American Bus Association (ABA) and Travel Alliance Partners (TAP) will partner at ABA's American Bus Marketplace event in February to provide more business opportunity to both memberships.
TAP is a partnership of more than 30 of the larger domestic tour operators in North America who create travel products and offer them, through a partnership, to tour and coach operators for mutual financial and operational benefit.
ABA and TAP will work together to craft an educational seminar at the Marketplace event for all delegates, among other benefits.
Additionally, ABA Board members voted this Fall in favor of opening six positions on its board for tour operators to ensure that representatives from this segment can educate others on issues that impact their businesses and their customers.
According to ABA President and CEO Peter Pantuso, tour operators are the fastest growing segment of ABA's membership.