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Public consultation on the enhancement of EU social legislation in road transport

A study commissioned by the EU Commission MOVE General Directorate has concluded that a review of current legislation on social regulations* in road transport - which includes regulations concerning...

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35th Day of Coach Tourism Setting – Bremen’s Überseestadt District

The 35th Day of Coach Tourism start-of-year get-together and conference will take place on Monday, 9th January 2017 in the GOP Varieté-Theater Bremen, with an informal B2B networking get-together on...

05.09.16

35th Day of Coach Tourism venue – the GOP Varieté -Theater Bremen

The 35th Day of Coach Tourism start-of-year get-together and conference will take place on Monday, 9th January 2017 in the GOP Varieté-Theater Bremen, with an informal B2B networking get-together on...

01.09.16

RDA Award 2016 in Cologne

In recognising best-practice, marketing excellence and innovation across our industry, the recently inaugurated RDA-Award plays a significant role in encouraging coach tourism operators, group...

30.08.16

Coach Tourism Council (UK) renamed as Coach Tourism Association

At the recent 2016 AGM of EACT Member and RDA partner federation Coach Tourism Council (UK), it was announced that the CTA Board had decided to drop the word ‘Council’ from the title of the...

01.08.16

35th Day of Coach Tourism - “Upheaval in the coach tourism market – Challenges & Opportunities”

The 35th Day of Coach Tourism start-of-year get-together and conference will take place on Monday, 9th January 2017 in the GOP Varieté-Theater Bremen, with an informal B2B networking get-together on...

29.07.16

The RDA Market Research Report 2016 – current trends in coach and group tourism

This new 32-page report - exclusively available to RDA members - contains many very useful statistics, current analyses and succinct information on the German coach and group holiday travel sectors...

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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)