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10.09.17

Passenger rights travelling by bus and coach

The European Commission held a conference on the implementation of the regulation of 2011 on rights of passengers travelling by bus and coach on 6th September in Brussels. Attendees of the conference...

29.08.17

36th Day of Coach Tourism Host Venue – Saarbrücker Schloss

The 36th Day of Coach Tourism will take place on Monday, 8th January 2018 in the beautiful Saarbrücker Schloss in Saarbrücken, with a popular and informal B2B networking get-together on the evening...

24.08.17

Paul Ovington to stand down from his role with the CTA (UK)

EACT and RDA member federation, the CTA – Coach Tourism Association (UK), is sorry to report that Paul Ovington has decided to leave his role with the CTA. Paul has been associated with the...

02.08.17

36th Day of Coach Tourism – “Thematic Tours”

The 36th Day of Coach Tourism will take place on Monday, 8th January 2018 in the Saarbrücker Schloss, Saarbrücken, with an informal B2B networking get-together on the evening of Sunday, 7th January...

24.07.17

The RDA Market Research Report 2017 – current trends in coach and group tourism

The new RDA Market Research Report 2017 – available to RDA members only – contains many useful statistics, current analyses and succinct information on the German coach and group holiday travel...

10.07.17

The RDA-Academy Calendar 2017/2018

The coach and group tourism sector is constantly facing new challenges and opportunities. We have to continually research and develop concepts for new or adapted group tourism offerings, launch them...

06.07.17

EACT Meeting during RDA Group Travel Expo 2017 in Cologne

The European Alliance for Coach Tourism (EACT) held a well-attended meeting on the morning of Wednesday, 5th July 2017 on the occasion of the RDA Group Travel Expo 2017 in Cologne with...

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66th RDA Annual General Meeting on 19th April 2017 in Friedrichshafen, Germany

The 66th RDA Annual General Meeting took place on 19th April 2017 in Friedrichshafen on scenic lake constance, Germany. This is were important future-oriented decisions were made. After 15 years of presidency, Richard Eberhardt withdrew from his position as RDA-President. The AGM elected a new president as well as further board members and decided about the use of the financial resources and the activities of the federation.

The RDA AGM elected the former Vicepresident Benedikt Esser to become the new president of the RDA International Coach Tourism Federation. Esser emphasized that the trade-only exhibitions in Cologne and Friedrichshafen are vital to the RDA. In regards to political matters, he identifies a special need for action concerning the trade tax addition. He would also like to avoid duplication of effort of the different federations and to reinforce the co-operation between the federations. Furthermore, the expansion of the portfolio of the RDA-Academy is on his agenda.

Moreover, Dr. Ulrich Basteck, Wörlitz Tourist, was elected as Vice-President. RDA treasurer, Bernhard Kirschbaum, stood as a candidate again and was reelected as RDA treasurer. Marco Schuy, Schuy Exclusiv Reisen Limburg, and Anna Marx, Narx Reisen Fridolfing, were elected to the board as new members.

At the end of the AGM, Konrad Behringer made the proposal to elect Richard Eberhardt as honorary president. This proposal was accepted by the AGM with standing ovations.

Following the AGM, there was the kick-off event for the RDA Group Travel Expo 2017 in Friedrichshafen. There were numerous new exhibitors present in Friedrichshafen in order to present their offers and innovations to the trade visitors.

Contact

Salmin Behrens
Phone: +49 221 91 27 72 11
Facsimile: +49 221 12 47 88
E-mail: international @rda .de

Moleturm Friedrichshafen (Foto: Tourist-Information Friedrichshafen)