Group Travel Affiliations

Abingdon Convention & Visitors Bureau

Group Travel Affiliations


The Abingdon CVB is proud to be affiliated with the following group travel partners.  Working with these partners is another way to show our commitment to excellence through our participation in professional education, trade shows and advocacy.


American Bus Association

American Bus Association logo: Representing the motorcoach, tour and travel industryThe Abingdon CVB is proud to be a member of the AMERICAN BUS ASSOCIATION.  ABA serves a thriving industry that provides more than 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. Each year we attend ABA MARKETPLACEVisit the website >


Travel Alliance Partners

TAP into Travel: Travel Alliance Partners logoTravel Alliance Partners, LLC is a member-owned organization of premier tour operators in the United States and Canada. Each is a regional expert with new and unique itineraries. Each Member operates under the highest standards for business ethics and product quality. Members purchase products in a profitable fashion, pass the savings on to the consumers and increase market share with key suppliers. We regularly attend TAP DANCEVisit the website >


Travel South USA

Travel South USA logoConnecting southern destinations, attractions, entertainment and hotels with tour operators and journalists from around the world who influence more visitor spending money in the region. Travel South USA is the official regional marketing organization for the Southern United States, with a mission to promote, foster and encourage travel to and within the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia,Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri,North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee,Virginia and West Virginia.  Visit the website >


Tennessee Motorcoach Association

Tennessee Motorcoach Association LogoThe Tennessee Motorcoach Association was established to promote the advantages of group travel by motorcoach and broaden the spectrum of destinations throughout Tennessee and America. The association has grown to include 30 motorcoach operator members representing more than 600 coaches in the state of Tennessee and 18 Affiliated operators from other states, as well as Tour and Travel associates and Service associates. Visit the website >


Virginia Motorcoach Association

Virginia Motorcoach Association LogoEstablished in 1923, the Virginia Motorcoach Association is the trade association that represents Virginia’s motorcoach operators, travel planners and trade partners in matters at the state level. VMA works to promote the motorcoach tour and charter industry and to highlight the achievements by its members and contributions towards the economies of Virginia and North America. Visit the website >


North Carolina Motorcoach Association

North Carolina Motorcoah Association logoAbout NCMA. In 65 years the Association has grown from a small group of concerned operators to an active, influential, professional organization. NCMA is one of the best organized and most persuasive transportation groups in the state and is recognized nationally as one of the most successful state motorcoach associations. The Association provides vendors and operators in the motorcoach industry an essential tool for coping with the political and economic issues which are society must face in dealing with energy and transportation problems. Visit the website >



Receptive Operators


Mid-Atlantic Receptive Services

mid atlantic receptive servicesMid-Atlantic Tours & Receptive Services (MARS) is the leading Group Tour Company to Washington DC, the Mid-Atlantic states, nationwide, and many international destinations. Abingdon is a proud partner of MARS, offering popular Crooked Road itineraries and more. Here are just a few sample itineraries including Abingdon:

The Crooked Road: From the Heart Melodies: Four days and three nights in Abingdon, Galax, & Bristol, enjoying a magical weekend of music, food, and crafts rooted deep in America’s history.

Parkway Picking Porches: five days and four nights of music and mountains, traveling through Asheville, NC along the Blue Ridge Parkway to Abingdon.

Blue Ridge and the Crooked Road:  5 Days – 4 Nights. Travel along the Blue Ridge Parkway through Virginia and North Carolina enjoying local jam sessions of bluegrass, gospel, and traditional American music.

Cash, Carter & Music Legends: 9 Days – 8 Nights. Johnny Cash, Patsy Cline, Carter Family, Conway Twitty, Elvis, & more! Includes Abingdon, Bristo, and Galax; The Crooked Road Music Trail of Virginia. VIRGINIA, NORTH CAROLINA, TENNESSEE, ARKANSAS

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Virginia Tourism Corporation

Virginia is for Lovers logoThe official state travel website, is a fantastic resource for group itineraries, group travel services, planning resources and more. From history and heritage trails to girlriend getaways or family fun, offers trip ideas to spark your imagination.  Visit the website >