The American Bus Association serves a thriving industry that provides nearly 600 million passenger trips annually on charters, tours, scheduled service and shuttles. Membership in ABA includes motorcoach operators, tour operators, tourism-related organizations, and products and service suppliers.


  • Founded in 1926, ABA is the oldest, largest and most respected voice in the industry.
  • 65% of all motorcoaches on the highways and roads today are owned and operated by ABA member companies. We represent the largest group of motorcoach decision-makers.
  • Membership in ABA includes approximately 1,000 motorcoach and tour companies in the United States and Canada. Another 2,800 member organizations represent the travel and tourism industry and suppliers of bus products and services.
  • The American Bus Association is home to ABA Foundation, a nonprofit organization that provides scholarships, research, and continuing education for the motorcoach and tour industry.
  • ABA holds Marketplace, an annual industry event that brings together more than 3,500 operators, suppliers and exhibitors.

ABA Mission Statement

The American Bus Association is committed to maximizing the success of its bus, tour and travel members  by:

  • Representing industry in the government policy arena
  • Facilitating industry buyer-seller interface
  • Support industry through engagement, research & education of members to help improve their success


ABA’s Government Affairs and Policy staff brings more than half a century of combined experience serving in both government agencies and within various sectors of the motorcoach industry to its role as the voice of the industry before elected officials. ABA’s team pursues opportunities by closely monitoring key legislative and regulatory developments, safeguards the rights of motorcoach operators, protects members from inequitable business regulation, and keeps members informed.

ABA Member Benefits

  • Connecting and networking – American Bus Association members are eligible for registration for one or more of the association’s events throughout the year (ABA Marketplace, Council Events, Webinars)
  • Publications – ABA delivers to its members news you can use! Our personalized publications deliver timely news and trends in the motorcoach, tour and travel industry right to you.
  • Professional Education and Training – ABA believes in the importance of professional and continuing education. We offer in-person and virtual educational opportunities year-round.​
  • Operations resources – The American Bus Association supports our members’ efforts to run a safe, successful business. Members can take advantage of the following resources to keep their company’s operations running smoothly.
  • Discount programs – ABA offers the following exclusive programs in partnership with top-tier service providers. Access to the discounts is given upon joining.
  • Marketing tools – The American Bus Association helps members do business with each other by connecting potential buyers, sellers, and partners in the group tour and travel industry.


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