CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) –
The American Bus Association (ABA) announced Thursday Cleveland will host the ABA’s annual Marketplace, to be held January 14-17, 2017 at the Cleveland Convention Center.
The ABA’s Marketplace is the motorcoach, travel and tourism industry’s premier event.
ABA members attending Marketplace produce substantial economic impact for the host city.
When ABA held its 2013 Marketplace in Charlotte, North Carolina officials said the direct economic impact in lodging, entertainment, food and other activities was seven million dollars.
Additionally, previous host cities have seen a 15-20% increase in motorcoach and group travel related tourism after Marketplace, because of increased awareness of the city by the travel and tourism industry.
It is anticipated that the 2017 Marketplace will result in more than eight thousand hotel room nights by the 3,500 members who will attend.
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