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03.06.17

EU Commission: RDA appreciates proposal for revising the regulation on driving and rest periods

The RDA appreciates the proposal for the facilitation of the regulation on driving and rest periods for coach drivers, which was accepted by the European Commission on 31st May 2017.According to...

01.06.17

Revision of EU Traffic Ordnance 561/2006: EU Commission plans changes to the „12-day rule“

EU Ordnance 561/2006 has been revised. A recommendation from the European Commission was transmitted on 31st Mai 2017 to the European Parliament and to the European Council. The recommendation was...

27.04.17

EACT Meeting during RDA Group Travel Expo in Friedrichshafen discusses alternative GTL fuels, VAT and coach access to cities

The European Alliance for Coach Tourism (EACT) held an internsive meeting on the afternoon of Thursday, 20th April 2017 on the occasion of the second RDA Group Travel Expo in Friedrichshafen with...

26.04.17

66th RDA AGM on 19th 2017 April in Friedrichshafen - Benedikt Esser elected RDA-President and Richard Eberhardt as Honorary RDA-President

This year’s RDA AGM was held on the afternoon of Wednesday, 19th April 2017 at Messe Friedrichshafen. RDA CEO, Dieter Gauf, outlined RDA activities in Germany, Brussels and beyond over the past year....

03.04.17

RDA at 43rd GTM Germany Travel Mart™ (7th to 9th May 2017 in Nuremberg)

The GTM Germany Travel Mart™ is one of the most important tools in the sales portfolio of the German National Tourist Board (GNTB) to promote Incoming to Germany. This annual workshop has taken place...

21.03.17

66th RDA AGM on 19th April 2017 in Friedrichshafen – Election of a new RDA President

RDA Members - please make sure that you attend the 66th RDA AGM which takes place at 15.30 pm on 19th April 2017 at tradefair Friedrichshafen - a day prior to the RDA Group Travel Expo 2017. One of...

17.03.17

RDA at ITB 2017 in Berlin

This year‘s ITB trade-only days from 8th to 10th March were as busy and brisk as ever for the RDA team. 109,000 trade visitors attended this year’s exhibition. The RDA International Coach Tourism...

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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)