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04.05.2018

Another successful RDA Group Travel Expo in Friedrichshafen

Rothaus Halle © Dr. Patrick Patridge

Benedikt Esser Opening Speech © Dr. Patrick Patridge

Georg Vollmer (on right) with visitors at RDA Group Travel Expo 2018 in Friedrichshafen © Dr. Patrick Patridge

Two busy RDA Group Travel Expo days awaited more than 375 exhibitors on 10th and 11th of April 2018 under the roof of Messe Friedrichshafen’s Rothaus Halle.

In his opening speech, RDA President and RDA Expo Managing Director, Benedikt Esser, stated his aim of making the RDA Group Travel Expos more visitor-friendly by, for example, placing all exhibitors under one roof in Friedrichshafen, by announcing the exhibition dates well in advance to facilitate diary and appointment planning and by providing attractive appointment-making and hall-orientation tools online.

Benedikt Esser also stated that a primary aim of the RDA Group Travel Expo in Friedrichshafen was to attract trade buyers from Switzerland, Austria and Southern Germany in particular as well as group travel operators who wished to purchase coach tourism products and services early on in the year. And this strategy certainly paid off in Friedrichshafen. Exhibitors were by and large very happy with the level of interest displayed and with the quality of orders placed. Trade visitors, too, from Austria, Bavaria, Northern Italy and Switzerland, were highly content with the diversity and range of exhibitors at hand.

Georg Vollmer, Managing Director of Australia and New Zealand coach group travel specialist, AAT Kings (based in Munich, Germany) was delighted at the number of requests received over his two days at the exhibition – particularly from young coach tourism operators who have now taken over positions of responsibility in their family-run companies. This new generation is definitely open to the business possibilities of incorporating air-coach travel and long-haul destinations into their traditional group holiday programmes.

Next year’s RDA Group Travel Expo in Friedrichshafen will take place on 2nd and 3rd April 2019.

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