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Germans are tightening their travel belts, continental bookings to the UK are up on last year

Germans are tightening their travel belts in 2009 as a consequence of the current economic crisis. An analysis published by the Foundation for Future Studies for the Dresdner Bank states that this...


RDA visits Czech Ministry of Transport to place "12-day rule" back on the EU Council of Transport Ministers’ Agenda

On January 27th an RDA delegation held talks in the Czech Ministry of Transport in order to lobby for a re-introduction of the “12-day rule” and to have this put back on the EU Council of Transport...


German population in decline, Ireland’s and UK’s growing – current EU demographic trends

Demographic changes have been pinpointed as an important if challenging opportunity for coach holiday travel over the coming years. It is, therefore, important for all involved not only to keep an...


German exports hit but competitiveness remains high

Germany is the world’s top export nation. Exports go hand in hand with economic prosperity and employment levels in Germany. In November 2008 exports were down by over 11 % compared to the previous...


Sharp rise in short-time work in 2009

The job boom in Germany has currently reached a standstill with a sharp rise in short time work, particularly in the hard hit but strategic automobile sector and allied industries. 10,000 employees...


Travel sector fears fall-off in business in 2009

The German travel sector is forecast to suffer a fall-off due to the ongoing financial crisis. The IPK International ‘ITB World Travel Trends Report’ reckons with a best case-scenario of stagnation...


2009 – year of major anniversaries

Anniversaries provide both popular and special interest themes and very useful building blocks for coach holiday and study tour programmes – enabling incoming agencies, wholesalers and coach holiday...


27th Day of Coach Tourism

The 27th Day of Coach Tourism was held on 12th January 2009 at the Autostadt in Wolfsburg, Germany. The Day of Coach Tourism has been providing the coach tourism sector with valuable impulses and...

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Annette Heinemann
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Dieter Gauf
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