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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...


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...


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...

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German market trends - tour operators report good start to 2017

German travel agents and tour operators reported upbeat bookings in January 2017 as a sales recovery continues into January - traditionally the strongest booking period of the year. Market...


2017 is the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development

The United Nations General Assembly declared 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development recalling the potential of tourism to advance the universal 2030 Agenda for...


RDA-Workshop renamed as RDA Group Travel Expo

The RDA-Workshops have been renamed as the RDA Group Travel Expo Friedrichshafen (20th and 21st April 2017) and RDA Group Travel Expo Cologne (4th to 5th July 2017). The new name reflects the true...


RDA Group Travel Expo 2017 in Friedrichshafen: more exhibitors than 2016

“We already registered a total of 274 exhibitors at the beginning of January 2017. That are approx. 35 % more than in 2016 at the same time.” says Benedikt Esser, RDA-Vice President and General...


Screen tourism helps boost 2016 visitors to Ireland to record levels

An estimated 10.5 million people will have visited Ireland by the end of 2016, making it the best year ever for Irish tourism. A review of visitor patterns over the past year was launched by Tourism...


Online marketing trends for coach & group tourism operators

Here are some online marketing trends RDA members should watch out for, consider and adapt in 2017 in their diverse social media, marketing, RDA Exhibitions 2017 participation and advertising...


RDA Exhibitions 2017 - Exhibitor Invitation and Booking Documents published

There is no better place in Europe for coach and group tourism suppliers and holiday destinations to present new products, services and ideas. At the RDA Exhibitions 2017 in Friedrichshafen (20th and...


CTA – Coach Holiday Conference 2017 in Bournemouth

Geoff Ramm, creator and author of ‘Celebrity Service’ and ‘OMG Marketing’, will be the keynote speaker at the 2017 Coach Holiday Conference & Workshop at the Hilton Bournemouth on 29th and 30th...


Coach Tourism Association (UK) Handbook 2017

The Coach Tourism Association (CTA) Handbook is reputed to be one of the UK industry’s “must read” publications. It is circulated across the CTA membership and the wider UK coach tourism industry and...


Simon Smith succeeds Alf Scrimgour at CPT (UK)

Following the retirement of Alf Scrimgour, RDA EACT and strategic partner, CPT UK, has appointed Simon Smith as its Tourism and Coaching Assistant. Simon will be responsible for developing and...

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