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Celebrating the Vital Role of Buses and Motorcoaches in Washington, DC

Buses and motorcoaches are integral to the tourism lifeblood of our nation’s capital, and a key component of this industry are the drivers of these motor carriers. These individuals were celebrated during the recent “DC Loves Buses Day,” showcasing drivers’ profound impact on Washington, DC’s tourism economy and cultural vibrancy.

Intercity Bus Security Grant Program Application Roll Out

Since 2003, over $120 million in grants have been awarded to the motorcoach industry by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) through the Intercity Bus Security Grant Program (IBSGP). Get on the fast track to preparedness and learn about the changes to this year’s grant program.

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Upcoming Webinars

Efficient & Productive: Tips & Tricks from Your Peers

Join us for a dynamic Women in Buses webinar on productivity on June 5th at 2pm ET. This roundtable will dive deep into personal productivity strategies and challenges that women face in the workplace. Webinar | June 5 | 2 p.m. ET

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The “Big 4” to Creating More Storytellers for Your Organization!

If given the choice, would you rather be considered “ the best”, or the “favorite” when it comes to companies in your region, or state? What steps are you taking to have your customers and employees think of your organization as “their favorite”? It starts with implementing “The Big 4” to deliver that Black Tie (or first-class) Customer Service Experience. Webinar | June 6 | 2 p.m. ET | Sponsored by Experience Sioux Falls

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Women in Buses Meet & Eat

Zoom | June 19 | 1 p.m. ET

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AAMC Wednesday

Dial in and see what is on the minds of your fellow AAMC members. Everyone who supports the mission of the AAMC is welcome. June 19 | 3 p.m. ET

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“Youth Has No Age” – Age, Ageism, and Contribution

Across the World and in the United States populations are aging. In 2022 there were 64 million Americans 65 or older. By 2034, just 11 years from now, that number will rise to 77 million. What does this aging population want? There is evidence that many of them are looking to lead, and do lead, lives of meaning and purpose. This presentation will explore with the audience what messaging may be needed to have services resonate with this growing population many of whom remain curious and energetic, looking beyond good mental and physical health to continuing to make a difference. June 26 | 2 p.m. ET Sponsored by Experience Sioux Falls

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Destinations

In our March/April 2024 issue, we celebrate and revisit all things Marketplace—candid photos from the event, award winners, and sponsors. We also explore Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, and The West.

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An Amazing Marketplace in an Amazing City

Many of the comments I received about this year’s Marketplace in Nashville, Tenn., were a fervent “The event was amazing!” And why wouldn’t it be? Held Jan. 13–16 at Music City Center, Marketplace saw more operators taking business appointments than ever before (with over 300 operators on the business floor), more than 1,000 motorcoach and tour operators under one roof, nearly 3,000 attendees from every part of North America and overseas, and the most sponsors ever at more than 120. 

Read more thoughts from Pete Pantuso in his latest On the Road column in Destinations magazine

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