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New German Summer holidays ruling

Summer holidays in Germany are staggered between the federal states in order to avoid congestion at home and supply constraints in holiday destinations. The average summer holiday corridor period is 84.6 days – in 2014, however, summer holidays were concentrated into a period of 71 days. Capacity...

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GNTB places the 25th anniversary of the peaceful revolution in Leipzig in the international spotlight – host city of the 64th RDA AGM & Annual Conference

The 64th RDA AGM & Annual Conference takes place from 15th to 18th April 2015 in Leipzig, Germany – an important industry date you should already pencil in to your 2015 diary. The social and...


New CTC Facebook and Twitter links

The Coach Tourism Council CTC (UK) is improving its member and partner communications by moving into the world of social media by adding CTC Facebook and Twitter links. This will not only enable CTC...



Innovations Seminar - analysis of the effectiveness of advertising measures

Coach tourism operators have to position themselves in the market but how can this be achieved most effectively? This was the subject of a recent RDA Academy Innovations Seminar held in Frankfurt am...

Dates & Events

  • 33th Day of Coach Tourism

      12th January 2015
      Autostadt Wolsfburg, Germany

  • 64th RDA AGM

    15th to 18th April 2015
    Leipzig, Germany



New RDA Publications

The following brand-new publications may be ordered from the RDA Head Office in Cologne:The RDA Market Research Report 2014 – current trends in coach and group tourismThis new 24-page report -...


Application of 12-Day-Rule for coach drivers’ hours

On 6th June 2014 the EU Commission adopted its report on the application of the 12-Day-Rule for commercial truck transport and coach drivers’ hours, which entered into force in June 2010. By the end...



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...

RDA Workshop


“Red Bus 2014” awards

The “Red Bus 2014” coach and group tourism innovations and marketing awards were presented during the RDA-Workshop on the afternoon of 30th July 2014. RDA President Richard Eberhardt: “This award...


RDA-Workshop 2015 Dates and Opening Times:

Tuesday, 21st July 2015, 9:30 am to 6:00 pmWednesday, 22nd July 2015, 9:30 am to 6:00 pmThursday, 23rd July 2015, 9:30 am to 3:00 pmLocation: Koelnmesse (Cologne Fair), Halls 10.1 and 10.2Twitter...

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