The American Bus Association says more than 100,000 appointments were conducted during its recent Marketplace gathering in Philadelphia. A major part of the annual event allows buyers and sellers to meet face-to-face in prescheduled seven-minute appointments. The ABA says more than 3,400 people attended the show that featured 807 motorcoach and tour operators and 315 associate service and product suppliers. The 2012 Marketplace will be held in early January in Grapevine, TX. For more, visit www.buses.org.