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7th RDA Commonwealth Seminar in Edinburgh Castle, Scotland

The 7th RDA Commonwealth Seminar took place under windy but sunny and blue skies on Thursday, 20th February 2014 in the iconic Queen Anne Room in Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh, Scotland ( 26 Scottish tourism suppliers attended along with two English RDA member...

Coach Tourism


Plans to take coach holidays are on the increase

The results of the F.U.R. (Travel Research Society) Travel Analysis 2014 make very pleasant reading for all involved in the coach tourism sector. In 2013 some 55 million Germans (over 14 years)...


UNWTO tourism chiefs forecast a record 2014

Global tourism arrivals rose to nearly 1.1 billion last year, but there are fears that terrorism threats in Egypt and the Ukraine crisis could stall the rapid growth. United Nations World Tourism...



Innovations Seminar – Analysis of the effectiveness of advertising & promotion: eye-catchers instead of the same old story: the unexpected attracts – the expected vanishes in a puff of smoke!

Every tour and coach holiday operator has to advertise in order to effectively position their company, products and services in the marketplace. And just as customer holiday preferences change over...

Dates & Events

63rd RDA AGM & RDA / gbk Annual Conference

02nd – 05th April 2014 in Bruges and Ypres in Flanders, Belgium

40th RDA-Workshop
29th to 31th July 2013, Cologne, Germany



EU Transport Committee: 19.5 tonnes permissible total weight for coaches

On 18th March 2014 the EU Transport Committee passed its report on measurements and weights of lorries and coaches. The vote in the European Parliament is scheduled for 14th April 2014. Lorries and...


63rd RDA Annual Conference Speakers

The keynote speech at this week’s RDA Annual Conference will be given by Prof. Dr. Michael Wolffsohn who will speak about: “World War 1 – a major disaster”. The commemorations of the outbreak of the...

RDA Workshop


RDA-Workshop 2014 “Trend Forum” – heightened business contacts

The 40th RDA-Workshop from 29th to 31st July 2014 is Europe’s largest B2B trade-only exhibition for the coach and group tourism sectors. Coach operators, group travel operators, travel agency...


Register now and secure the early-booking discount!

Register as an exhibitor at the RDA-Workshop until March 20th, 2014 and save 20% early-booking discount. Until March 31st, 2014 a standard booth of 10m2 will cost 1.990,- € (plus VAT). From April...

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Germany: VAT on international passenger transport

The German Federal Ministry of Finance makes the attached fact sheet "VAT on international passenger transport services using buses or coaches that are not registered in the Federal Republic of...

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