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German tour operators predict better business in 2018

A recent fvw (a leading fortnightly German travel trade magazine) survey has found out that tour operators in Germany are optimistic about higher sales in 2018 with many predicting revenue growth of...


Magic Nature – Reducing the environmental impact of plastic waste

Sir David Attenborough’s recently broadcast Blue Planet 2 TV series has been a major success. It takes the audience on a journey to the deepest, darkest areas on Earth and has helped us to discover...


RDA at ITB Berlin 2017 from 7th to 11th March 2018 – Hall 12, Stand No. 102

The ITB Berlin from 7th to 11th March 2018 (opening times daily from 10 am to 6 pm) is the largest travel industry exhibition worldwide (160,000 m² with 7 billion Euro turnover). In 2017, 109,000...

RDA Consultants

Press and Public Relations

Annette Heinemann
Telephone: +49 22 44 90 33 33
E-mail: presse @rda .de


  • General press work
  • Editor "RDA aktuell", "RDA-Telegram" and RDA website
  • Moderation of RDA press conferences
  • Positioning of the coach tourism industry and the federation in the media 

Legal issues

Prof. Dr. Harald Bartl



  • Author of the RDA General Booking Terms & Conditions and Guidelines
  • Expert assessments vis-à-vis politics and government authorities and on specific issues related to travel law


  • Chairperson of the RDA Legal Committee
  • Regular lecturer on legal issues


Brigitte A. Bech-Schröder

Telephone: +49 6174 968311
E-mail: bechschroeder @t-online .de 


  • RDA corporate attorney
  • Legal advice for board and members
  • Representation of the federation and their interests at the German and EU legislation, politics and public authorities


  • Vice chairperson of the RDA Legal Committee

Taxation issues

MBA Carsten Kaufmann 

Tax consultant
E-Mail: steuerbetreuung @rda .de


  • Advising RDA members on taxation issues
  • Representing the RDA to the tax authorities and on the DRV Taxation Committee

Representation in Brussels

Sandra van de Walle

RDA Representative


  • Monitoring EU legislation
  • Expertise and logistical support for the representation of coach tourism interests


Johannes Hübner


  • Representative RBI - RDA Bus Intervent
  • Head of the AvD and RDA management Intervention Teams and inner-federation crisis management


Holger Fröhlich

Dipl. Biologist and Environment Computer Scientist


  • Advising and representing the RDA on environment and mobility issues
  • Support, evaluation and presentation of RDA projects
  • Research on environmental issues
  • Input to the RDA "Klima schonen - Bus reisen" (Protect the environment – Holiday by coach) climate campaign and to the ifeu-Institute climate study

IT and Internet

Dipl.-Eng. Christian Bintz


  • IT specialist and RDA webmaster
  • Maintenance of the RDA internet presence
  • Maintenance and support of the IT hardware and database
  • RDA data protection officer

RDA International Coach Tourism Federation
Hohenstaufenring 47-51
50674 Cologne, Germany
Phone: +49 221 91 27 72 0
Facsimile: +49 221 12 47 88
E-mail: info @rda .de

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