39th Day of Coach Tourism 2021

11th January 2021 in Duisburg, Germany

Initial help for the Re-Start

The 39th Day of Coach Tourism will take place from 10 am to 2 pm on Monday, 11th January 2021 in Mercatorhalle Duisburg hosted by Duisburg Kontor.

This year’s theme is Initial help for the Re-Start – with stimulating contributions expected from leading experts and scientists – focusing upon the current situation of coach travel during Covid19 and the ways out of the crisis.

The event will take place as an online- and hybrid-event in the strictest compliance with Covid19-rules.

Participation online and offline in the 39th Day of Coach Tourism is free-of-charge and open to trade members only.

Your input and ideas are very much appreciated and are most welcome in advance of the event. So please contact Dieter Gauf, if you would like to make a contribution.

Please use the contact form for further information HERE or send us an E-Mail.


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Main Players and Expert-Speakers

  • Keynote-Message: Prof. Dr. Andreas Pinkwart, Minister of Economic Affairs, Innovation, Digitalization and Energy of the State of Nordrhine-Westphalia
  • Introduction and Screenplay of the Conference:
    Dieter Gauf, Editor, Consultant and Organizer of „Tag der Bustouristik“
  • Challenges and opportunities for coach tourism recovery across Europe Tim Fairhurst, Secretary General, European Tourism Association (ETOA)
  • Coach tourism and politics – balancing act between health protection and business
    Henning Rehbaum, Economic Policy Spokesman of CDU Parliamentary Group , Northrhine-Westphalia
  • Business model of package touroperation after the crisis – broader view beyond coach tourism horizon
    Ralph Schiller, CEO FTI Touristik
  • Cooperation of local tourism industry with coach tourism to master the situation
    Kai Uwe Homann, Head of Tourism & Citymarketing, Duisburg Tourismus
  • Perspectives of coachoperators in and after the pandemic
    Dr. Uwe Lorenz, CEO Eberhardt TRAVEL
  • How Covid-19 accelerates digitalization in tourism
    Michael Buller, Chairman VIR Federation for Internet-distribution in Tourism
  • Sinus Milieu Studies: If you understand what makes people move, you can move them again
    Manfred Tautscher, CEO Sinus Markt- und Sozialforschung GmbH (Market Research Institution)
  • Anchorman of the paneldiscussion:
    Johannes Hübner, TV and Radio commentator, Head of Coach Safety Initiative RBI
  • Conference Director: Dieter Gauf
  • Patronship: ETOA European Tourism Association
  • Strategic Supporter: BUSWORLD

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