The RDA International Coach Tourism Federation e.V. (founded in 1951) represents the interests of around 3,000 affiliated companies from over 70 branches in more than 40 countries.
Tasks and objectives
Leading coach tour operators and their trade partners benefit from RDA’s active lobbying, innovation and service network. It also organizes the RDA workshop, Europe's largest trade fair for coach tourism.
The RDA has regular liaison and intense co-operation with allied European federations, sister associations and other opinion leaders.
RDA members save considerable business costs by availing of RDA member services, industry know-how, business networking, international contacts and access to specialist knowledge in the fields of marketing, research, development, sales, purchasing, EU initiatives, climate protection, fiscal, legal and insurance issues.
RDA membership is an interesting proposition for any international tour operator working with German service providers.
The associations mission „By members for members“ is reflected in the extensive service and product portfolio which encompass different topics from the coach and group tourism sector geared to the needs of the touristic small and medium-sized businesses:
The leading international trade-only exhibition for the coach and group tourism sector. Service providers from all tourism segments present their ideas, products and services for coach and group tour operators.
The “Coach Tourisms Day”, the Annual General Meeting as well as regional and international conventions are the ideal platform to establish and cultivate business contacts.
Information on Coach Travel
There are some 4,000 coach companies in Germany, most of which provide local and commuter services, hire coaches for excursions and occasionally act as sub-contractors to tour operators. Approximately 1,000 coach operators regularly organise package tours throughout most of Europe and some operators also organise tours to non-European destinations. Coaches in Germany are built to the highest standard in terms of technology, comfort and safety.