In July 2012, eight 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 goal of EACT 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 organisations 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.

Stephen Smith

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

Luc Glorieux

Paul Royer

Christopher Wales

Toni Schönfelder

Willy Della Valle

Tom Jenkins

Dr. Bálint Erdei

Joseph Donoghue


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

RDA International Coach Tourism Federation

Phone: +49 (0) 2 21 912772 0

E-mail: gauf@rda.de


EACT European Alliance for Coach Tourism c/o RDA | Hohenstaufenring 47-51 | 50674 Köln | Germany
Tel.: +49 (0) 221/91 27 72-0 | Fax.: +49 (0) 221/12 47 88 | E-mail:
gauf@rda.de | Internet: www.eact.travel


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