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Strategic Partnership agreement signed between ETOA - The European Tour Operators Association (UK) and RDA – International Coach Tourism Federation

The RDA and EACT member federation ETOA - The European Tour Operators Association (UK) – have just signed a Strategic Partnership, mutual co-operation and support agreement which, it is hoped, will benefit both RDA and ETOA members.

ETOA was founded in 1989 by a group of UK tour operators who sought representation in Europe. ETOA remains the only UK trade association offering European representation for the interests of inbound and intra-European tour operators, wholesalers and their European suppliers. ETOA currently has some 800 members. ETOA organises seminars, business networking and the annual Global European Marketplace (GEM) Workshop – one of the largest B2B trade-only events for the UK-European tourism sector.

This year’s GEM takes place on Friday, 4th November 2016 in the ‘O2 Intercontinental Hotel’ in London. The RDA will be represented there by RDA CEO Dieter Gauf and by RDA Market Representative for the UK, Ireland & the Commonwealth Dr. Patrick Patridge. So, if you are attending GEM 2016 please make sure you come by the RDA “ETOA Strategic Partner” table to say hello and to find out the latest news about the Day of Coach Tourism 2017 in Bremen-Bremerhaven and most especially about participation at the RDA-Workshops 2017 in Friedrichshafen and in Cologne!

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Annette Heinemann
Phone: +49 2244 90 33 33
Facsimile: +49 2244 87 74 22

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