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The RDA-Academy Calendar 2017/2018

The coach and group tourism sector is constantly facing new challenges and opportunities. We have to continually research and develop concepts for new or adapted group tourism offerings, launch them...


EACT Meeting during RDA Group Travel Expo 2017 in Cologne

The European Alliance for Coach Tourism (EACT) held a well-attended meeting on the morning of Wednesday, 5th July 2017 on the occasion of the RDA Group Travel Expo 2017 in Cologne with...


EU Commission: RDA appreciates proposal for revising the regulation on driving and rest periods

The RDA appreciates the proposal for the facilitation of the regulation on driving and rest periods for coach drivers, which was accepted by the European Commission on 31st May 2017.According to...

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RDA Expositions 2017 represented at the ETOA GEM 2016 in London

RDA Strategic Partner ETOA – Euriopean Tour Operators Association organises the annual Global European Marketplace (GEM) Workshop – one of the largest B2B trade-only events for the UK-European...


Social media use and potential in the German tourism sector

The recently published German public TV networks’ ARD/ZDF-Onlinestudie 2016 has highlighted that 84% of Germany’s German-speaking population (58 million) are online on a regular basis (+4% over...


Supporting wildlife and species conservation – opportunities for sustainable coach and group tourism

According to zoologist Desmond Morris in his controversial bestseller, „The Naked Ape“, older people are characterized by a heightened interest in animal preservation and conservation. Their interest...


RDA-Workshop 2017 in Friedrichshafen and in Cologne

Next year’s RDA-Workshop – the leading European trade-only B2B exhibition for the coach tourism and group travel sectors - will take place from 20th to 21st April 2017 in Friedrichshafen and from 4th...


Exhibit at RDA-Workshop 2017 in Friedrichshafen and in Cologne

The RDA-Workshop is Europe’s leading trade-only B2B and trends exhibition for the coach and group travel sectors. Next year’s exhibitions will take place from 20th to 21st April 2017 in...


Tourist Coach Action Plans (TCAP)

The RDA is an active and founding member of the European Alliance for Coach Tourism (EACT) whose primary aim is to hinder fiscal, taxation and administrative barriers to coach tourism and to promote...


Europe’s most attractive accents have been revealed

Languages and accents are part and parcel of any coach holiday experience, adding spice, character and local flavour. Italian was voted the most attractive European language, according to new...


German Leisure Travel Holiday Market Trends

The German holiday market continued its weak performance in August 2016 with a drop of 7.2% in leisure travel sales, mostly resulting from low demand for Turkey, according to the latest monthly...


‘Gardens & Gourmet’ - Discover England Fund success for RDA member Visit Kent

Given the repercussions and uncertainty following upon the UK Brexit referendum result it is good to hear positive news from RDA member company Visit Kent who has secured substantial UK Government...


German holiday booking trends Summer 2016

Anxiety in the light of the current wave of terror and amok attacks in Europe is definitely having an adverse effect on Germans’ holiday bookings and travel behaviour in 2016. German package holiday...

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Annette Heinemann
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Dieter Gauf
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