In July 2012 leading European federations and organisations have joined in an alliance to hinder fiscal, taxation and administrative barriers to coach tourism and to promote the image of coach holiday travel. The EACT goal is to develop and engage in joint initiatives and measures and to share expertise, know-how and experience. The EACT also invites active participation and co-operation with related organizations and industry federations.
Election on 15th March in London, United Kingdom
I am delighted to have been elected to continue in my role as Chairman for a further 12 months. During 2015/16 EACT increased its role lobbying the European Commission and members of the European Parliament explaining the barriers faced by Coach Tourism Operators trying to carry and deliver Tourists throughout Europe.
EACT will continue to do this during 2016/17 alongside increasing awareness to European Cities decision makers of the economic benefits coach tourism brings to local businesses. It is our intention to encourage city authorities, businesses, tourist attractions and politicians to work with Coach operators develop City Tourist Coach Action Plans which will seek to improve the daily operations for coaches, by overcoming operational barriers and thereby improve the convenience for tourist coach passengers visiting European cities and Tourist Attractions.
Presidium of the Alliance:
Stephen Smith, Chairman
Richard Eberhardt, Co-Chairman
Willy Della Valle
Dr. Bálint Erdei
This website will provide you with information about the alliance.
If you need more information or if you want to be part of EACT, please contact:
Dieter Gauf, Secretary General EACT and CEO RDA
International Coach Tourism Federation e. V.
Phone: +49 (0) 2 21/9 12 77 20
EACT European Alliance for Coach Tourism c/o RDA | Hohenstaufenring 47-51 | D-50674 Köln | Germany
Tel.: +49 (0) 221/91 27 72-0 | Fax.: +49 (0) 221/12 47 88 | e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org | Internet: www.eact.travel