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EACT in Brussels: Driving and Rest periods Regulation and Posting of Workers Directive

On 15th May 2018, EACT President Stephen Smith, EACT Secretary General Dieter Gauf and RDA EU Representative, Sandra van de Walle, met in Brussels for talks with Markus Ferber, MEP, and Gesine...


67th RDA Annual General Meeting on 9th April 2018 in Friedrichshafen

The 67th RDA Annual General Meeting (AGM) took place on the afternoon of 9th April 2018 in Konferenz-Zentrum West of Messe Friedrichshafen – one day prior to the opening of the RDA Group Travel Expo...


Driving and Rest Times Regulation - Discussion of TRAN committee on 20th March 2018

The draft report on the revision of the regulation of driving and rest times has been part of a debate of the TRAN committee on 20th March 2018. Other topics of the so-called Mobility package, such...

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EACT Meeting during RDA Group Travel Expo 2018 in Friedrichshafen – Lobbying in Brussels, Data Protection Regulations and VAT

The European Alliance for Coach Tourism (EACT) held a well-attended meeting on the afternoon of Wednesday, 11th April 2018 on the occasion of the third RDA Group Travel Expo in Friedrichshafen with...


67th RDA Annual General Meeting on 9th April 2018 in Friedrichshafen

RDA Members are kindly invited to attend the 67th RDA Annual General Meeting (AGM), which will take place on 9th April 2018 in the Konferenz-Zentrum West of Messe Friedrichshafen. The RDA AGM will...


Visitor information for RDA Group Travel Expo 2018 in Friedrichshafen

With more than 375 exhibitors in Rothaushalle A1, the RDA Group Travel Expo 2018 in Friedrichshafen is fully booked. Trade visitors can discover interesting offers from all touristic areas that are...


German holiday behaviour in 2017 – selected first results of the 48th FUR Reiseanalyse (Travel Analysis)

54.1 million German holidaymakers took a total of almost 70 million trips (5 days +) in 2017. Expenditure on holiday trips increased to € 73.4 billion up from € 67.5 billion in 2016. Holiday travel...


RDA at ITB 2018 in Berlin

This year‘s ITB trade-only days from 7th to 9th March 2018 were busy and brisk for the RDA International Coach Tourism Federation and RDA Group Travel Expo team. Benedikt Esser, RDA President and...


European Tourism 2017 – Trends and Prospects

Tourism to Europe continued to grow in 2017 according to recently published research by the European Travel Commission. International tourist arrivals are estimated to have grown + 8 % in the first...


RDA at 44th GTM Germany Travel Mart™ from 6th to 8th May 2018 in Dresden

The GTM Germany Travel Mart™ is a tool of the German National Tourist Board (GNTB) to promote incoming tourism business to Germany. This annual workshop has taken place since 1972 in different...


EACT: New member Spanish CONFEBUS strengthens alliance

A new member federation strengthens the European Alliance for Coach Tourism (EACT). EACT-Chairman, Stephen Smith, welcomed the Spanish coach operators’ federation CONFEBUS as a new EACT member and...


John Wales of Encore elected as new CTA Chairperson at CTA Annual Conference 2018 in Blackpool

RDA partner federation and EACT member, Coach Tourism Association (UK), held its 2018 CTA Annual Conference in the popular Irish Sea resort of Blackpool. CTA Chairperson Denise Bridges stepped down...


Alf Scrimgour – In Memoriam

Alf Scrimgour died on Thursday, 22nd March 2018, after a short illness. He is survived by his wife Susan and by his two sons. Alf’s EACT and RDA colleagues were very sorry to hear of his passing. Alf...

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