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Facts and trends of Coach Tourism

Facts of the German Coach Market 


Companies and employees

  • Number of coach companies with scheduled and occasional services approx. 3,700
  • Number of bus and coach drivers approx 100,000
  • Number of employees in private coach companies* Ø 11
  • Number of buses and coaches 78,949

*ca. 40 employees in RDA member companies (including tour operator companies as well)


Economic factor bus and coach

  • Gross turnover from bus and coach tourism (including turnover from hotel accommodation, food & beverages) 14.3 billion €
    • Thereof related to occasional transport 11 billion €
    • Thereof related to regular long-distance transport 1.1 billion € 
    • Thereof related to regular local transport 2.2 billion €


German bus and coach tourism market volume

  • Bus and coach holidays (5 days or more) 4.3 million
  • Short bus and coach holidays (2 - 4 days) approx. 10 million
  • Other bus and coach trips (day trips, excursions) 70 million
  • Combined holidays including bus and coach transport 19.4 million
  • Incoming travel 4.8 million


Distribution of bus and coach holiday destinations

  •    Bus and coach holidays (over 5 days) in Germany 36 %

  •    Bus and coach holidays (over 5 days) abroad 64 %


Number of passengers

  • Long-distance travel 24 million

  • Public transport 5,3 billion


German bus and coach travelers

  • 60+ years 62.5 %

  • 14 to 29 years 15.4 %

  • Average age 59 years

 

Source
German Federal Office for Statistics, German Federal Employment Agency, German Transport Association, Travel Analysis2013, dwif Bus and coach Tourism Survey, RDA calculations

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