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RDA International Coach Tourism Federation

The RDA International Coach Tourism Federation (founded in 1951) has been active in the coach and group tourism sectors for over 60 years and represents the interests of around 2,000 member companies from over 40 countries. The federation with its heterogeneous membership structure consolidates all partners of the group tourism industry:

  • tour operators,
  • travel and tourism agencies,
  • hotels and restaurants,
  • museums and visitor attractions,
  • tourist offices and destination marketing organisations,
  • cultural and tourism federations,
  • marketing consultants and insurance companies,
  • trade press,
  • numerous coach companies from Germany and abroad.

Group travel is popular with tourists beacause group travel is "feel good" travel. Whether travelling by coach, rail, ship or plane - sociable package holidays in the company of others offer a whole lot of advantages to holidaymakers.


In the varied and diverse world of coach and group tourism, the RDA International Coach Tourism Federation and its subsidiary the RDA-Workshop Touristik-Service GmbH are your experienced partners on the road to success. The RDA offers one-stop-shop for the promotion, purchase, distribution and sales of coach and group tourism services - from initial ideas to final contracts. The RDA has regular liaison and intense co-operation with allied European federations, associations and other opinion leaders.

Why join us?

As an RDA member, there are many ways you can benefit from our international coach and group tourism network. For example, you can take part in the RDA-Workshop: the leading trade-only sales and purchasing exhibition for the group travel sector. This is where supply meets demand - where you can make contacts and nurture relationships with existing and potential business partners. The RDA-Workshop ist not only a source of innovations, and a purchasing and communications platform, but is also the leading international trade exhibition for the whole coach and group tourism industry.

The RDA Federation is your gateway to new ideas, higher quality and greater security for your future – both before and after the RDA-Workshop.


Join us
RDA contacts are invaluable to you and your business. Use our qualified addresses for your marketing activities, to win new business partners.

The B2B exhibition
The annual get-together of the international coach and group tourism sectors: 3 days, 50.000 sq. metres, approx. 1,000 exhibitors, and countless possibilities for business development. New: Additional pre-exhibition in Friedrichshafen.

The best way to find out what’s really happening in the coach and group travel sectors is face-to-face with the people who know. You’ll meet RDA members in the RDA-Workshop exhibition halls, during the RDA Annual General Meeting & Conference, and at RDA Academy seminars – establishing valuable personal contacts and enjoying useful discussions.

Keep informed
Industry news, current developments and business tips – with the RDA you are always up-to-date.

Support in a crisis
Professional preparation for the worst case scenario: the RDA-Bus-Intervention (RBI) safety initiative will back you up by offering prevention, safety and support in emergency situations.

Answers, not questions
The RDA’s legal and taxation consultants are experienced experts available to support you in tricky situations.

Market intelligence made easy
Profit from RDA market research insights. Individual evaluations are only a phone call away.

Your influential partner
We represent your concerns about European tourism and transport politics at the highest level.

Inside information
Discover new trends, follow current developments, gain insights into important issues – the RDA Academy has its finger on the pulse – and passes the information on to you.

For information on the member application process please visit


RDA International Coach Tourism Federation

Hohenstaufenring 47 – 51
50674 Köln

Phone +49 221 912772-0
Fax +49 221 124788