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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 political changes that took place in former East Germany (GDR) between May 1989 and March 1990 played a...

Coach Tourism


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...


German holiday booking trends in 2014

Summer holiday bookings in Germany slumped by 11% in April, the sharpest drop since the economic crisis year of 2009, according to the latest monthly market survey by German market researcher company...



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

  • 40th RDA-Workshop

    29th to 31th July 2014, Cologne, Germany

  • 33th Day of Coach Tourism

    12th January 2015, Autostadt Wolfburg, Germany
  • 64th RDA AGM

    15th to 18th April 2015, Leipzig, Germany



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...


Weights and dimensions

Transport ministers have adopted  on 5 June 2014 their political agreement on the Commission's proposal on the revision of the directive on weights and dimensions. Transport Council agreed to...



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


RDA Workshop: up- and coming students are most welcome to attend

Students of German and European Tourism Universities are most welcome to attend the leading international exhibition for coach and group tourism. The RDA-Workshop offers tourism students an...


RDA-Workshop “Cologne Evening” Party on Wednesday, 30th July 2014

RDA-Workshop visitors and participants are invited on Wednesday, 30th July 2014, to enjoy an authentic and fun “Cologne Evening” in an historic brewery house dating from the 16th century. The event...

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