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2nd RDA Group Travel Expo 2017 in Friedrichshafen successfully concluded

In good form & ready for business – the Visit Kent Team from left to right: Stef Harlow of Leeds Castle, Therese Heslop of Canterbury Cathedral and Alanna Kite of Visit Kent © Dr. Patrick Patridge

Federation networking in Friedrichshafen: Stephen Smith, Chairman EACT and Director Operations at CPT UK, Andy Warrender, Manager Coaches at CPT UK and newly elected RDA-President Benedikt Esser

Over 430 exhibitors and 1,500 trade visitors participated at the second RDA Group Travel Expo (20th to 21st April 2017) in Friedrichshafen. Blue skies, spring sunshine and friendly locals added to the positive atmosphere and sense of expectation. Heinrich Marti, RDA Vicepresident responsible for exhibitions, states that: “Friedrichshafen in the Lake Constance border triangle has proven to be a successful exhibition location. Our plan to attract increasing numbers of trade visitors from Austria, Switzerland and Southern Germany has paid off. Many trade visitors attending for the first time were delighted with what they discovered.”

Most exhibitors were quite happy with the quality of business contacts made at their stands. The open, friendly and daylight filled halls needless to say added to the upbeat ambiance. The halls themselves were divided as far as possible into destinations. Julia Mundt-Egbon, Mundt Touristik, was happy with her location near her home base of Hamburg and with the large number of Swiss customers in particular, many of whom were interested in booking trips to Asia.
Therese Heslop of Canterbury Cathedral, speaking for the Visit Kent stand team states: “RDA Friedrichshafen was interesting and we enjoyed the show which obviously attracts a different audience than the Cologne workshop … we made several new contacts from Austria and Switzerland and South East Germany, which we will be following up.” Alanna Kite of Visit Kent adds: “We were pleased with the alternative stand layout for Kent!”

The RDA Group Travel Expo exhibition takes place two times annually. The next RDA Group Travel Expo will be held in Cologne on 4th and 5th July 2017.


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

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