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EACT AGM 2016 in London

The European Alliance for Coach Tourism (EACT) held its 2016 AGM on 15th March 2016 in London.  Themes such as the EU Road Package Initiative and VAT reform in the EU were on the agenda. The...


EACT / RDA Statement concerning the forthcoming UK ‘Brexit’ Referendum

EACT and the RDA would prefer the UK to remain in the EU – continuing to contribute to, benefit from and share the human and business potential of an open, flourishing and dynamic tourism...


42nd GTM Germany Travel Mart™ 17th to 19th April 2016 in Magdeburg

The GTM Germany Travel Mart™ is the world's biggest B2B marketplace for incoming tourism to Germany and one of the most important tools in the sales portfolio of the German National Tourist Board...

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63rd RDA AGM in Bruges: RDA President Eberhardt re-elected

Over 200 members attended the 63rd RDA AGM & Annual Conference from 2nd to 5th April 2014 in the picturesque and walkabout towns of Bruges and Ypres in Flanders Belgium. This year’s conference...


EU Transport Committee: 19.5 tonnes permissible total weight for coaches

On 18th March 2014 the EU Transport Committee passed its report on measurements and weights of lorries and coaches. The vote in the European Parliament is scheduled for 14th April 2014. Lorries and...


UNWTO tourism chiefs forecast a record 2014

Global tourism arrivals rose to nearly 1.1 billion last year, but there are fears that terrorism threats in Egypt and the Ukraine crisis could stall the rapid growth. United Nations World Tourism...


Fact sheet on VAT on international passenger transport services using buses or coaches that are not registered in the Federal Republic of Germany

The German Federal Ministry of Finance has published a detailed fact sheet on VAT on international passenger transport services using buses or coaches that are not registered in the Federal Republic...


Germany: VAT on international passenger transport

The German Federal Ministry of Finance makes the attached fact sheet "VAT on international passenger transport services using buses or coaches that are not registered in the Federal Republic of...


BTW Tourism Index: 193 million private holidays taken by Germans – tendency rising

While there is no stopping Germans’ desire to holiday, a trend towards shorter-term holiday decision-making and holiday booking has been clearly evident over the past couple of years. In the period...


RDA-RBI-Monitoring: lowest number of accidents recorded in 2013 since monitoring was initiated

The positive trend of the past two years concerning a decline in accidents involving coaches in Germany continued in 2013 according to RDA RBI Accident Monitoring statistics. Almost two thirds of...


Eight steps for sustainable coach tourism in 2014

This is a special time of year for telling tales – Christmas tales and New Year resolutions. And here is a special and very potent tale for coach tourism operators, their suppliers and destination...


Germany's “Generation Y" – the future of travel is mobile?

The travel behaviour of Germany’s so-called “Generation Y” (15- to 30-year olds – birth years 1985-2000) – also known as “Digital Natives” (born during or after the general introduction of digital...


Richard Eberhardt elected EACT Chairman

The EACT European Alliance for Coach Tourism annual meeting took place on 19th October 2013 during the “Busworld” bus trade exhibition in Kortrjik, Belgium. The European federations discussed among...

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