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How Membership Benefits You

FACE-TO-FACE CONNECTIONS

Build your business with face-to face appointments and networking opportunities at annual events.  Develop important contacts and business relationships as OMCA serves as your industry conduit to tour operators, bus operators and suppliers across North America.

INVALUABLE INFORMATION AND ADVICE

Keep up to date with travel- and tour-related information, the most current industry regulations and expert advice that will help you get the most out of your business.  Save time and hassle by letting OMCA do the industry research and source what’s relevant so you can concentrate on your business.  Take advantage of the latest news, statistics, publications and event information all on one easy-to-navigate site: www.omca.com

ADVOCACY

Benefit from industry representation as OMCA advocates and promotes the motor coach travel industry by discussing relevant government issues.

EDUCATION

Benefit from instruction, training, skills development and education through our informative seminars, webinars and other educational opportunities.

MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY

Access and download contact information of all key industry players in our convenient OMCA Membership Directory.

Who Can Join OMCA?

OMCA welcomes a variety of members to the association – coach operators, tour operators, suppliers and products & services members.  Join now by selecting a form below to print and submit.


Coach Operators: Driving Your Business Forward

OMCA gives you the resources you need to get you ahead. We’ll keep you up to date with important information and seminars. OMCA events provide the opportunity to meet suppliers and network with new contacts. We give you an industry voice through OMCA advocacy. From information to contacts, we’re the experts on keeping you on the road and ahead of the competition. 

Coach operators, by definition, are private companies that own motor coaches and perform a variety of transportation services such as charters, retail tours, scheduled service, sightseeing, local receptive operations, school bus, package express, and special operations.

FEE STRUCTURE

Membership fees for a 12-month calendar year are as follows:

COACHES
1-10 $750
11-25 $950
26-50 $1,350
51-100 $2,600
100+ $3,500
   
 SCHOOL BUSES DOING CHARTER WORK*
1-15 $300
16-40 $500
41-100 $850
101-500 $1,200
501-1,000 $2,350
1,000+ $3,600

The above fees are in addition to a one-time initiation fee of $500.

*Only those school buses involved in charter work (minimum of 10% of overall bus fleet).


Tour Operators: Taking You to New Places

At OMCA, we’re experts at getting tour operators connected. Our annual conference and marketplace offers you the perfect place to meet suppliers for one-on-one appointments. With events throughout the year OMCA offers invaluable networking and education opportunities. Our qualified team can give you expert advice and our weekly newsletter keeps you up to date on the latest industry news. With connections like that, there’s no telling how far you’ll go.

Tour operators, by definition, organize tours but typically do not own coaches.  Primary business is organizing and selling outbound (as opposed to local area) tours for groups and frequently booking motor coaches for their groups.

FEE STRUCTURE

Membership fees for the 12 month calendar year are as follows:

  • 10 or fewer employees: $270
  • Over 10 employees: $535
  • Tour Operator Parent Company: $1,250

Products & Services (Service Supplier): Your Product or Service Will Really Move

If you’re marketing your product or service, OMCA is the way to go. With connections throughout the motor coach and tour business, we can help get your product in front of the biggest clients in the motor coach industry.  With events like the Ontario Transportation Expo, the OMCA Marketplace, and our annual golf tournament, OMCA offers invaluable opportunities, the perfect marketplace to promote what you’re selling to the industry’s most interested buyers.  No matter what you’re marketing, we can get your product moving.

Products & Services (Service Suppliers) members, by definition, include Associations, Government Agency, Insurance, Marketing & Communications, Online Travel-Booking/Internet Service, Promotional Products, Ticket Company, Security Service-Equipment, Travel Marketing & Communications, Consultant, Drug/Alcohol Screening, Legal Service, Maintenance & Repair, Bus Refurbishing/Remanufacturing/Upholsterer, Seating Manufacturer, Tires, Uniforms, Oil & Gas Company, Fuel, Brakes, Bus Dealer, Bus Part Distributor, Chemicals, Computer Hardware, Computer Software, Electronics, Engines, Fleet Graphics & Vehicle Wraps, Glass/Mirrors/Windows, Paint, etc.

MEMBERSHIP FEES

Membership fees for a 12-month calendar year are $400 per company. At the time of application, there is a $160 admin fee. This admin fee will not appear on renewal invoices.


Suppliers: Get Connected

At OMCA, we specialize in introducing suppliers to leaders in the group travel industry. Our annual conference and marketplace gives you the perfect opportunity to meet potential clients face-to-face and network directly with operators looking to buy. Plus, our easy-to-navigate website (www.omca.com) and informative publications provide everything you need to understand the group travel industry. No wonder suppliers think of us as the perfect matchmaker.  

Tour Service: airlines, destination cruise lines, destination rail lines, ferry service
Receptive Operator: packages an area or a product specific to an area, e.g. Branson, Myrtle Beach, Ottawa, Niagara Falls and sells to Tour Operators.

Travel Industry (Supplier): Travel/Tourism/Destination Marketing Organizations (DMOs), tourism service/transportation companies, accommodations, attractions and food service companies.
Any individual, partnership or corporation that is an accommodation, attraction, food service provider, destination marketing organization, retailer or tour service provider:

FEE STRUCTURE

The below fees are in addition to a one-time initiation fee of $160.
Membership fees for a 12-month calendar year are as follows:

ACCOMMODATIONS
Individual Property (e.g. hotel) $435
Management Group $685
National Chain $900

RETAIL
One to Five Stores $435
Six Stores or More $685

TOURIST / CONVENTION BUREAU
Destination Marketing Organization $475

ATTRACTION
Under 750,000 Admissions $435
750,001 to 1,000,000 Admissions $545
Over 1,000,000 Admissions $810

FOOD SERVICE ORGANIZATION
Individual Restaurant $435
National or Regional Chain $685

TOUR SERVICES $435
RECEPTIVE OPERATOR $435

Examples of supplier categories:

Destination Marketing Organizations: Attractions:
Convention & Visitors Bureau Adventure Tour/Agricultural/Farm Attraction
Federal Amusement/Theme/Water Park
State/Prov./Regional Promotion Agency (Gov’t) Aquarium
State/Prov./Regional Promotion Agency (Prov.) Attraction – other
  Brewery/Distillery/Winery
Tourism/Transportation Organizations: Casino
Marketing & Communications Cavern/Cave
Receptive Operator Chain/Corp. Headquarters
Ticket Company Entertainment/Amenities – Onboard
Tour Planner Factory Tour
Tourism/Transportation Organization Festival/Event
Transportation Company Floating/Boat/Small Cruise Lines (city harbor, etc.)
Travel Agency Garden/Arboretum
Travel Marketing & Communications Helicopter Experiences
Online Travel Booking/Internet Service Historic Attraction
  IMAX Theatre
Accommodations-Hotel/Motel/Inn/Resort: Museum
Hotel Broker Shopping/Retail
Lodging Sports Activity/Event
Management Group Racetrack
  Theatre/Entertainer
Dining Service: Train (scenic)
Food Service Travel Plaza/Truck Stop
Restaurants Zoo/Animal Park