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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...

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The Historic Dockyard Chatham, Kent (UK) awarded “Coach Friendly” status

RDA member and RDA Group Travel Expo exhibitor, Alanna Kite, is absolutely delighted that a Visit Kent member company, The Historic Dockyard Chatham, Kent (UK), has been awarded “Coach Friendly”...


Big rise in visitor numbers to English Gardens

There has always been great public interest in gardens and in gardening – in Germany alone there are over 50 monthly magazines and periodicals dedicated to gardens and gardening themes. Google...


Personal contacts are what really count

The RDA Group Travel Expo Trade Visitor Survey reveals that over 90 % of RDA Group Travel Expo 2017 Cologne participants plan to return in 2018. 50 % seek new offers, 42 % wish to get to know...


CPT Operations Director Stephen Smith retires

RDA members will wish to join with Confederation of Passenger Transport (CPT) UK colleagues in wishing Stephen Smith, CPT’s Operations Director, a long and happy retirement. Stephen Smith left CPT at...


Buying time promotes happiness

New research is challenging the old adage that money cannot buy happiness. The study, led by researchers at the University of British Columbia and Harvard Business School, suggests that using money...


Trend Theme: “Magic Nature”

The RDA Group Travel Expo is Europe’s largest dedicated sales and purchasing exhibition for the coach and group travel sectors. “After the exhibition is before the exhibition”! So please note that...


Business atmosphere at RDA Group Travel Expo 2017 in Cologne – Magic Nature in 2018

Condolences were expressed by RDA-President Benedikt Esser for the deceased and sympathy for the survivors and relatives of all involved in the tragic accident involving a German coach holiday group...


German youth travel specialists expand in a growing market segment

Youth travel is a growing market segment for many specialist German tour operators who are expanding their offers to win new customers. It is a future-oriented and changing market which RDA members –...


Tour Coach Security

In the wake of recent terrorist attacks across the UK and Europe, EACT member Confederation of Passenger Transport (UK) has reminded its members of the need for continued vigilance at all times. This...


Coach & Group Travel – Creating Customer-Centric Value

Many coach and group travel sales people and travel agents find it difficult to articulate value for coach holiday customers. This leads them to talk more about the prices and features of their...

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Annette Heinemann
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Dieter Gauf
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