Operator members and associate (vendor) members stay current with VMA’s quarterly newsletter featuring the latest regulatory news, briefs on important legislative developments, coach industry news, and informative travel and tourism information.
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Other State Associations
VMA maintains a relationship with other state motorcoach associations and tourism entities through meetings and regular communications to stay up to date on issues affecting members.
Professional Association Management Team
VMA’s professional association management team has over fifty years of combined experience in the motorcoach industry. The management team has built a strong relationship with both United Motorcoach Association and American Bus Association over the past fifteen years to create an extension of the team to assist you in your business growth based on industry research, up-to-date communications, and reports of congressional activity and federal motor carrier regulations.
Promoting safety among operators in the industry
VMA is not a “policing” organization; however, members of VMA are expected by voluntary signature on the VMA Code of Ethics to comply with industry rules and regulations by state and federal agencies. VMA members have opportunities to attend seminars by knowledgeable industry leaders.
Training and education for members on issues that impact our industry
VMA provides educational opportunities through operator meetings and Annual Conventions.
Networking to build business relationships
VMA provides members the opportunity for networking with other operators and coach specific providers at annual operator meetings, and at the Annual Convention operators have the opportunity to network with fellow operator members and associate members representing attractions, hotels, theaters, destinations, restaurants, coach specific vendors, as well as tour operators and tour receptives.
Creating unity for common goals
VMA’s Board of Directors and staff believe there is strength in numbers. A task one member may find difficult to address alone, all members working together through the Association may accomplish. Whether the issue is local, state or federal in nature, there is strength in one voice speaking for many.
Promoting cooperation among operators and associates
VMA promotes the idea of members working with members, which is one of the greatest benefits of association membership. The industry is all about relationships and VMA provides several forums for networking to build relationships, which promotes cooperation among its members.
Creating a forum for sales and marketing
VMA provides an annual market place for operators and vendors to network and participate in a formal buyer/seller forum.
Promoting public awareness of the motorcoach industry
VMA works cooperatively with other industry organizations such as American Bus Association, United Motorcoach Association, and the Motorcoach Council to promote motorcoach travel nationwide.
Advocating legislation that positively impacts the motorcoach industry
VMA’s Board of Directors promote legislation to enhance the motorcoach industry in Virginia. VMA sponsors an annual legislative event at the Capitol to promote its state legislative issues. VMA also invites key personnel from American Bus Association and United Motorcoach Association to Annual Conventions and operator meetings to keep members abreast of national legislation that affects the motorcoach industry. VMA routinely communicates information throughout the year to its members to keep them informed of legislative action needed, such as writing letters to state legislators or Congressmen to support or oppose legislation that impacts the motorcoach industry.