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Theme and Leisure Parks are booming worldwide

The theme and leisure park branch reckons with global growth of 5 % in 2009. As in the cruise sector, they are currently experiencing unprecedented demand. The global federation for the theme and...


Decrease in incoming tourism to Germany

Despite excellent results for 2008, the current economic crisis is clearly making itself felt in incoming tourism destination Germany. Ms. Petra Hedorfer, Managing Director of the German National...


ADAC Germany Travel Monitor 2009: number of planned holidays sinks by only 3 %, TUI introduces short time work

A recent ADAC German Automobile Club study states that most German holidaymakers will stick to their previous holiday behaviour in spite of the current economic climate. According to the ADAC Travel...


RDA-Workshop 2009

Open for exhibitors – RDA-Workshop 4th to 6th August 2009 in Cologne, Germany Europe’s largest sales and purchasing trade-only fair for international coach & group holiday travel The...


RDA holds political talks in Brussels

A re-introduction of a “12-day rule” is a distinct possibility Several MEPs along with senior EU officials accepted an RDA invitation to attend an exploratory meeting on 17th February 2009 in...


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...

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Annette Heinemann
Phone: +49 2244 90 33 33
Facsimile: +49 2244 87 74 22

RDA Spokesman
Dieter Gauf
Phone: +49 221 91 27 72 0
Facsimile: +49 221 12 47 88