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The 6th RDA Commonwealth Seminar in co-operation with Visit Kent and the CTC-Coach Tourism Council (UK) took place on 28th January 2010 in the beautiful Canterbury Cathedral Conference Centre,...


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German Tourism Federation summit meeting: Hope for 2010, Richard Eberhardt calls for coach tourism not to be thwarted!

The German tourism sector is looking towards the coming year with cautious optimism: should the branch remain innovative, direct new investment in a targeted manner, orient its products to client...


“Promoting your Business in the German Coach & Group Travel Market” – RDA UK & Ireland Members Get-together and Forum 2010

The sixth consecutive RDA UK & Ireland annual members’ get-together and discussion forum will take place from 11.00 am to 13.00 pm on 28th January 2010 in the Canterbury Cathedral Conference...


New offices in Cologne: RDA and RDA-Workshop Touristik-Service GmbH

The RDA International Coach Tourism Federation and its daughter, the RDA-Workshop Touristik-Service GmbH, are moving to new premises (all on one floor level) in a modern and representative office...

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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.


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)