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Future Workgroup

The Future Workgroup engages in the development of pioneering and futuristic concepts for the federation. RDA members may benefit from the results of the market research on the motives and desires of coach travellers in form of seminars and studies. Moreover, the Future Workgroup makes a significant contribution to the bus industry as a whole.

Tasks and goals

  • Development and execution of qualitative and quantitative market research projects on coach and group tourism
  • Conception of sustainable product innovations and marketing strategies for the coach tourism sector
  • Idea exchange and trends research
  • Supervision and support of the Trend Scout Concept



  • Richard Heideker (Heideker Reisen)

  • Uwe Lorenz (Eberhardt-Travel)
  • Heinrich Marti (Ernst Marti AG)
  • Bülent Menekse (Spillmann-Reisen)
  • Marc Sales (Voyages Sales-Lentz)
  • Marco Schuy (Schuy Exclusiv Reisen)
  • Gerd Schmidtko (Top-Reisen)
  • Ansgar Zoller (La Cordée Reisen)

Dieter Gauf 
Phone: +49 221 91 27 72 0
Fax: +49 221 91 27 72 27