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Commonwealth Seminar on 26th November 2015 in Limassol, Cyprus

The 8th RDA Commonwealth Seminar will take place from 09.30 am to 12.30 pm on Thursday, 26th November 2015 in the Mediterranean Beach Hotel, Limassol, Cyprus. The popular seminar is being organised...


RDA and gbk disband joint IBV federation

The AGM of the IBV (International Coach Tourism Association) decided on 12th October 2015 in Berlin to disband the joint RDA – International Coach Tourism Federation / gbk – Coach Quality Association...


Rome: EACT intervenes against steep rise in coach parking charges

Unconfirmed reports were recently received by EACT that The City of Rome planned to raise coach parking charges during the “Holy Year 2016” from the current EURO 200 to EURO 1,000. EACT immediately...

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Germany: VAT on international passenger transport

The German Federal Ministry of Finance makes the attached fact sheet "VAT on international passenger transport services using buses or coaches that are not registered in the Federal Republic of...


BTW Tourism Index: 193 million private holidays taken by Germans – tendency rising

While there is no stopping Germans’ desire to holiday, a trend towards shorter-term holiday decision-making and holiday booking has been clearly evident over the past couple of years. In the period...


RDA-RBI-Monitoring: lowest number of accidents recorded in 2013 since monitoring was initiated

The positive trend of the past two years concerning a decline in accidents involving coaches in Germany continued in 2013 according to RDA RBI Accident Monitoring statistics. Almost two thirds of...


Eight steps for sustainable coach tourism in 2014

This is a special time of year for telling tales – Christmas tales and New Year resolutions. And here is a special and very potent tale for coach tourism operators, their suppliers and destination...


Germany's “Generation Y" – the future of travel is mobile?

The travel behaviour of Germany’s so-called “Generation Y” (15- to 30-year olds – birth years 1985-2000) – also known as “Digital Natives” (born during or after the general introduction of digital...


Richard Eberhardt elected EACT Chairman

The EACT European Alliance for Coach Tourism annual meeting took place on 19th October 2013 during the “Busworld” bus trade exhibition in Kortrjik, Belgium. The European federations discussed among...


European Alliance for Coach Tourism at the European Commission

An exploratory meeting was held on 8th October 2013 between a European Alliance for Coach Tourism EACT delegation and the deputy cabinet manager of EU Transport Commissioner Kallas, Mr. Keir Fitch,...


Germany's "middle generation" - its desires and concerns

What does Germany's middle generation - the 30 to 59-year olds - desire? A recently conducted  Allensbach Institute survey set out to discover the answer to this interesting question. And the...


Why is coach holiday travel particularly good for seniors?

Seniors or senior citizens are a very important client group for coach holiday operators and their destination and supplier partners. The proportion of over-60s travelling is forecast to rise...


Every second German senior is not yet online - approaching the "middle" generation

Despite all the hype about internet use in recent years a study published on 16th July 2013 by the Forschungsgruppe Wahlen - Elections Research Group (  in...

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December 2011

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