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Nick Greenfield R.I.P.

It was with great sadness that we learnt of the death of our ETOA and EACT colleague, Nick Greenfield. Nick had been ill with cancer for eight years but worked continually until a week before his...


RDA und DRV (German Travel Association) in Berlin to discuss “Tourism Tax“ with German Federal Government Commissioner for Tourism

The RDA International Coach Tourism Federation and the DRV German Travel Association ( attended a meeting on 30th May 2018 in Berlin about the contentious...


Transport Committee of the European Parliament agrees to extend the 12-day rule to national coach travel

The Transport and Tourism (TRAN) Committee of the European Parliament approved the extension of the 12-day rule to national coach travel during its meeting on 4th June 2018 in Brussels. The MEPs...

Tasks and goals

The primary goal of the political engagement of the RDA is the promotion of modern and environmentally friendly coach and group tourism. By engaging in active lobbying and establishing close contact with political and economic decisionmakers, the RDA is representing the interests of the international coach and group tourism industry both at national and international levels.

The philosophy of the federation  - services by members for members - is reflected in a comprehensive range of services and product portfolios which cover all relevant group tourism issues and are specially geared to small- and medium-sized tourism enterprises.

RDA International Coach Tourism Federation

The RDA International Coach Tourism Federation e.V. (founded in 1951 originally as the "Reise-Ring Deutscher Autobusunternehmungen e.V.) represents the complete spectrum of the coach tourism business activity. The RDA is the leading federation in Europe for coach and group tourism with about 3,000 member companies and several associated federations in more than 40 countries and over 70 sectors.
These include coach companies, tour operators, tourism federations, destination marketing organisations, visitor attractions, culture and event suppliers, carriers, hotels and restaurants. All sectors offering services related to the touristic group travel are united within the RDA.

Benefits of RDA membership

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RDA International Coach Tourism Federation
Hohenstaufenring 47-51
D-50674 Cologne
Phone: +49 221 91 27 72 0
Fax: +49 221 91 27 72 27
E-mail: info @rda .de