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.

I am delighted to have been elected to continue in my role as Chairman for a further 12 months. During 2016/76 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 2017/18 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

Willy Della Valle, Co-Chairman

Board Members:

Luc Glorieux

Paul Royer

Kevin Traynor

Toni Schönfelder

Tom Jenkins

Dr. Bálint Erdei

Benedikt Esser

Roger Kopf

Jaime Rodríguez Medal


This website will provide you with information about the alliance.


If you need more information or if you are interested in becoming a member of EACT, please contact:
Dieter Gauf, EACT Secretary General and CEO RDA
RDA International Coach Tourism Federation
Tel.: +49 (0)221 912772 – 0
E-mail: gauf@rda.de


EACT European Alliance for Coach Tourism c/o RDA | Hohenstaufenring 47-51 | 50674 Cologne | Germany
Tel.: +49 (0)221 912772 – 0 | Fax: +49 (0) 221 912772 – 27 | E-mail:
gauf@rda.de | Internet: www.eact.travel


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