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RDA / EACT Photo Contrast: tour coach / private motor cars at Oropa Monastery in Italy

Oropa Monastery in Biella, Region Piemont, Italy - a popular place of pilgrimage – served in July 2014 as a backdrop for a new RDA / EACT Photo Contrast depicting tour coach / private motor cars. These two photos say more than a thousand words could about what coach group travel is all about –...

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What makes German tourists happy? – Value for money, intact nature and friendliness

A recent representative study from the German BAT Foundation published in July 2014 highlights what Germans require for their perfect holiday. It concluded that Germans seek value for money (75%),...


Dublin named Europe's friendliest city for tourists

Dublin – the birthplace of literary greats such as Jonathan Swift, Joseph Sheridan le Fanu, Oscar Wilde, Bram Stoker, Georg Bernard Shaw, James Joyce, William Butler Yeats and Bono - not forgetting...


Excursions 2015

Coach holiday operators are invited to bring along a coach of their key group travel buyers to Excursions 2015, which will be held at Alexandra Palace in London on Saturday 24th January 2015 and...



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



33rd Day of Coach Tourism - Travel Experience Screenplay – orchestrating success, celebrating highlights, satisfying motives and customer needs –reason inspired by emotions!

The 33rd Day of Coach Tourism start-of-year kick-off conference for the international coach and group travel sectors will take place on Monday, 12th January 2015 in the "Autostadt" in...


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 -...



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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"Capturing the active tourist"

Steve Rooney, Editor in Chief and publisher of leading UK coach trade magazine "Bus & Coach Professional" and Owner of Plum Publications is a regular visitor to and keen observer of the...


“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...

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