News
News Home
Quick Bites
Exploradio
News Archive
News Channel
Special Features
NPR
nowplaying
On AirNewsClassical
Loading...
  
School Closings
WKSU Support
Funding for WKSU is made possible in part through support from the following businesses and organizations.

The Holden Arboretum

Area Agency on Aging 10B, Inc.


For more information on how your company or organization can support WKSU, download the WKSU Media Kit.

(WKSU Media Kit PDF icon )


Donate Your Vehicle to WKSU

Programs Schedule Make A Pledge Member BenefitsFAQ/HelpContact Us
Economy and Business


Tour bus convention coming to Cleveland promises long term benefits
Backers says it'll mean a big jump in bus tours to Northeast Ohio for years after the 2017 event
by WKSU's KEVIN NIEDERMIER


Reporter
Kevin Niedermier
 
David Gilbert, president of Cleveland's convention and visitors bureau announces that Cleveland will host the 2017 American Bus Association convention. Behind him are (L-R) Todd Messic of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Laura Rayburn of the Great Lakes Science Center, and Pete Pantuso of the American Bus Association.
Courtesy of Kevin Niedermier
Download (WKSU Only)
In The Region:

It’s not the huge 2016 Republican National Convention, but Cleveland officials were still excited to announce today that the American Bus Association will hold its 2017 convention in Cleveland.

With about 3,500 tour bus operators attending, convention officials call it a medium to large event.

But as WKSU’s Kevin Niedermier reports, most of the excitement is about the convention’s long-term impact.

Click to listen

Other options:
Windows Media / MP3 Download (1:13)


The American Bus Association convention itself will generate an estimated $7 million for the local economic. But the organization’s president, Pete Pantuso, says the side benefit is that tour bus operators from across the  U.S. and Canada will see the local attractions and then arrange excursions to the region. The bus association reports that former host cities have seen a 15 to 20 percent increase in bus tours. And Pantuso says Northeast Ohio offers a lot of opportunities for operators to consider, starting with Cleveland itself.

“With everything there is to do, with the hotel product, the restaurant product, that’s certainly important. Shopping outlets that are within the region. And it you move it out a little bit and use Cleveland as a home base if you will, the companies can go out of there on a days drive or half a days drive they can get to Amish country, they can go to the Football Hall of Fame down in Canton. They can get to other parts of Ohio, they can get up on the lake, they can go to Sandusky.”                                               

Pantuso says a single tour bus visit can generate more than $11,000 in lodging, meals and shopping. Cleveland tourism officials are also excited that the event will be held in January, a historically slow time for this area’s convention business.                                                   

Add Your Comment
Name:

Location:

E-mail: (not published, only used to contact you about your comment)


Comments:




 
Page Options

Print this page

E-Mail this page / Send mp3

Share on Facebook




Stories with Recent Comments

U.S. Postal Service plans to close its sorting center in Akron
May as well close the center. I don't understand why they didn't do away with saturday mail a long time ago. We don't get our mail until sometimes 8pm, and in ...

The postal workers union is challenging mail-sorting closures in Ohio
Do not close the akron facilaty for mail processing. This will severly deminish mail service to the northeast ohio area, Cleveland can not handle this burden.

Cuyahoga Valley National Park OK's sharpshooters to thin deer herds
In this article you mention that the Mule Deer Foundation is a "hunting group" in reality the Mule Deer Foundation is a conservation group that is over 25 years...

Clarence Bozeman: In the driver's seat of history
I believe he was a teacher of mine as James Ford Rhodes. My favorite teacher of all time! Loved learning this part of his amazing history.

Cleveland RTA is moving Public Square bus stops beginning this week
I am very confused. Why are you taking one or more of the park and ride 246 out of service in the morning. I looking over the new schedule I see that there ar...

Canton school board will vote Wednesday on its high school merger
Great to see that THE REPOSITORY is advising a 'no' vote for now! Another point, besides all the Very accurate points already made against this move is the fac...

Some parents opting their students out of Common Core test
I am an 8th grader at a school in Allen County. I have just recently taken the ELA performance based assessment and found it extremely difficult. It asked me a ...

Fallout from the Ohio Supreme Court Munroe Falls ruling
The comment by Nathan Johnson from OEC is confusing. Instead of cities being 'emboldened' to craft zoning laws that were just stricken down by this ruling, comm...

Stopping sediment dumping in Lake Erie
Ah, yes, the Army Coro of Engineers, the geniuses that designed the levee system in New Orleans that has made the flooding worse due to no sediment reaching the...

Ohio charter school critic says reform bills are a good step
The cold truth is that these charter schools are offering services beyond the what the state tests can guage. Parents and students have a choice and they are ch...

Copyright © 2015 WKSU Public Radio, All Rights Reserved.

 
In Partnership With:

NPR PRI Kent State University

listen in windows media format listen in realplayer format Car Talk Hosts: Tom & Ray Magliozzi Fresh Air Host: Terry Gross A Service of Kent State University 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. NPR Senior Correspondent: Noah Adams Living on Earth Host: Steve Curwood 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. A Service of Kent State University