2018 Marketplace - York, PA

PBA’s 2018 Marketplace was held at the UTZ Arena at York Expo Center on March 27, 2018. PBA’s travel suppliers see the value of this yearly event to meet with PBA motorcoach operators’ group leaders in a fun trade show setting with 160 travel opportunities!  Participating were 24 motorcoaches bringing 900 group leaders to visit the exhibits.  Many took advantage of FAM opportunities created by a variety of convention & visitor bureaus from the area so they understand what is in the geographic area for their groups.
INVESTING IN THE MOTORCOACH 2018 SEMINAR.  Those new to the motorcoach and group travel industries gathered on March 26, 2018 at the Wyndham York Hotel in York, PA  to learn how to sell to this industry for a return-on-investment to their company.  Included in this seminar was a trip to Bailey Trailways where registrants learned about how an operation keeps its buses and customers safe, all the compliance issues, and their dedicated staff that keep the wheels turning. 
Sponsorships for exhibitors who like additional recognition during Marketplace included the following companies:
·         Explore York
·         Sands Bethlehem
·         Virginia Beach
·         Seneca Niagara
·         Ocean City Maryland
·         Aimbridge Hospitality
PBA extends warm thanks to these companies for their generosity.
Never participated in PBA’s Marketplace Group Leader Show? Take a look at the excitement of this show by clicking on the 2017 Marketplace video, which was completed as a journalism class project for the Spring Grove Area School District. They did a remarkable job! The video can be found under Marketplace Overview (on the left hand column).  Just click on it and you will see the video all ready for your viewing.

Thank You to the 2018 Marketplace Sponsoring Companies:


              Companies Registered to Participate in the 2018 Marketplace Group Leader Show!

o    1000 Islands, Alexandria Bay, NY

o    American Music Theatre, Lancaster, PA

o    Amish Experience, Bird-In-Hand, PA

o    Antietam Recreation, Hagerstown, MD

o    Atlantic City/Meet AC, Atlantic City, NJ

o    Baltimore Tourism Assoc., Baltimore, MD

o    Bedford Fall Foliage, Bedford, PA

o    Bird-in-Hand Family Inn, Bird-in-Hand, PA

o    Block Island Ferry, Narraganset, RI

o    Boardwalk Hotel Group, Ocean City, MD

o    Bradford County Tourism Promotion Agency, Towanda, PA

o    Broadway Inbound, New York, NY

o    Bucks County Playhouse, New Hope, PA

o    Cape Cod Custom Tours, Hyannis, MA

o    Carroll County Tourism, Westminster, MD

o    Cecil County Tourism, Elkton, MD

o    Central PA CVB, State College, PA

o    Circle Michigan, Trenton, MI

o    Circle Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

o    Colebrookdale Railroad, Boyertown, PA

o    Country Cupboard, Lewisburg, PA

o    Country Inn of Lancaster, Lancaster, PA

o    Cumberland Valley Visitors Bureau, Carlisle, PA

o    Daytona Beach Resort & Conference Center, Daytona Beach, FL

o    Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, DE

o    Destination Gettysburg, Gettysburg, PA

o    Destination Greater Pittsburgh, PA

o    Destination Niagara USA, Niagara Falls, NY

o    Discover Lancaster, Lancaster, PA

o    Discover Lehigh Valley, Allentown, PA

o    Discover Newport, Newport, RI

o    Dover Downs Hotel & Casino, Dover, DE

o    Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre, Lancaster, PA

o    Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site, Philadelphia, PA

o    Eden Resorts and Suites, Lancaster, PA

o    Endless Mountains Visitors Bureau, Tunkhannock, PA

o    Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott, Chincoteaque, VA

o    Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Ocean City, Ocean City, MD

o    Fairfield Inn and Suites Rehoboth Beach, DE

o    Farmers' Museum & Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown, NY

o    Finger Lakes Tourism, Penn Yan, NY

o    Flight 93 National Memorial, Shanksville, PA

o    Franklin County Visitors Bureau, Chambersburg, PA

o    Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket, CT

o    Fulton Theatre, Lancaster, PA

o    Garrett County Chamber of Commerce, McHenry, MD

o    Graceland Attractions, Memphis, TN

o    Good 'N Plenty Restaurant, Smoketown, PA

o    Goodspeed Musicals, East Haddam, CT

o    Greater Johnstown/Cambria Co. CVB, Johnstown, PA

o    Greater Williamsburg Chamber & Tourism Alliance, Williamsburg, VA

o    Green Grove Gardens, Greencastle, PA

o    Hagley Museum, Wilmington, DE

o    Harrington Raceway & Casino, Harrington, DE

o    Harrison Group Resort Hotels & Restaurants, Ocean City, MD

o    Heritage Hospitality, York, PA

o    Hershey Farm Restaurant and Inn, Strasburg, PA

o    Historic Boyertown, Boyertown, PA

o    Hudson River Valley, Rosendale, NY

o    Huntingdon County Visitors Bureau, Hesston, PA

o   Hyatt Place Ocean City, Ocean City, MD

o    Inns of Distinction, Honey Brook, PA

o    Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, Williamsburg, VA

o    International Spy Museum, Washington, DC

o    Kitchen Kettle Village, Intercourse, PA

o    Lake Raystown Resort , Entriken, PA

o    Landmark Tours and Promotions Inc, Lewisburg, PA

o    Love Receptive Services, Youngwood, PA

o    Luray Caverns, Luray, VA

o    Lycoming County Visitors Bureau, Williamsport, PA

o    Maryland Office of Tourism, Baltimore, MD

o    Miller's Smorgasbord, Ronks, PA

o    Mohegan Sun, Uncasville, CT

o    Mount Hope Estate & Winery, Manheim, PA

o    Mountain Gate Family Restaurant, Thurmont, MD

o    Mountain Playhouse, Jennerstown, PA

o    Mountaineer Casino Racetrack & Resort, Chester, WV

o    Museum of the American Revolution, Philadelphia, PA

o    Museum of the Bible, Philadelphia, PA

o    Myrtle Beach Seaside Resorts, Myrtle Beach, SC

o    NarroWay Productions, Fort Mill, SC

o    National Apple Harvest Festival, Biglerville, PA

o    National Aquarium, Baltimore, MD

o    National Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown, NY

o    National Constitution Center, Philadelphia, PA

o    Naylor Wine Cellars, Inc., Stewartstown, PA

o    National Constitution Center, Philadelphia, PA

o    Newport Mansions, Newport, RI

o    Newseum, Washington DC

o    NJ Tourism Association, Trenton, NJ

o    Ocean City MD CVB, Ocean City, MD

o    Ocean Downs Casino, Berlin, MD

o    One Liberty Observation Deck, Philadelphia, PA

o    PA Great Outdoors Visitors Bureau, Brookville, PA

o    PA's Laurel Highlands Visitors Bureau, Ligonier, PA

o    Penn-Mar Irish Festival, Glen Rock, PA

o    Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, Philadelphia, PA

o    Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, Center Valley, PA

o    Pennsylvania's Americana Region, Reading, PA

o    Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau, Philadelphia, PA

o    Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA

o    Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau, Stroudsburg, PA

o    Potomac Eagle Scenic Railroad, Romney, WV

o    Prince George's County, MD CVB, Largo, MD

o    Prince William County, Dumfries, VA

o    Queen Anne's County Tourism, Chester, MD

o    Ramada Ligonier, Ligonier, PA

o    River Lady Cruises, Toms River, NJ

o    Rocky Gap Casino Resort

o    Roy Rogers Restaurants, Frederick, MD

o    Sands Bethlehem, Bethlehem, PA

o    Seneca Resorts & Casinos, Niagara Falls, NY

o    Settlers Hospitality Group LLC, Hawley, PA

o    Shady Maple Smorgasbord, East Earl, PA

o    Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort, Shawnee, PA

o    Sight & Sound Theatres, Ronks, PA

o    South County Tourism, Wakefield, RI

o    Southern Maryland Heritage Area, Hughesville, MD

o    Statue Cruises, Jersey City, NJ

o    Steam Into History, New Freedom, PA

o    Susquehanna River Valley Visitors Bureau, Lewisburg, PA

o    The Carolina Opry Theater, Myrtle Beach, SC

o    The Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY

o    The Inn at Crumpin Fox, Bernardston, MA

o    The Maine Tour Connection, S Portland, ME

o    The Markets at Shrewsbury, Glen Rock, PA

o    Tioga Downs Casino & Resort, Nichols, NY

o    Toby's Dinner Theatre, Columbia, MD

o    Turkey Hill Experience, Columbia, PA

o    Turning Stone Resort Casino, Verona, NY

o    Vermont Tourism Network, Montpelier, VT

o    Vernon Downs Casino & Hotel, Vernon, NY

o    Villa Roma Resort, Callicoon, NY

o    Virginia Beach CVB, Virginia Beach, VA

o    Visit Bucks County, Bensalem, PA

o    Visit Clearfield County, Clearfield, PA

o    Visit Frederick, Frederick, MD

o    Visit Hagerstown, Hagerstown, MD

o    Visit Harford, Bel Air, MD

o    Visit Hershey & Harrisburg, Harrisburg, PA

o    Visit Lebanon Valley, Lebanon, PA

o    Visit National Harbor, National Harbor, MD

o    Visit Potter-Tioga, Wellsboro, PA

o    Visit Rochester, Rochester, NY

o    West Virginia Group Travel Connection, Cross Lanes, WV

o    Winterwalk Train Display & Gift Shop, Ashland, PA

o    Wicomico Tourism, Delmar, MD

o    World of Little League Museum, Williamsport, PA

o    Wyndham Garden York, York, PA

o    York Hospitality Management, York, PA

o    York County Convention & Visitors Bureau, York, PA

o    York Fair, York, PA

o    York Revolution, York, PA