Food

The hospitality industry serves millions of meals to consumers every day. It is therefore a key player in the food chain.

Tourism

The vast majority of tourism businesses are SMEs that largely contribute to maintaining Europe as the number 1 tourist destination in the world.

BookDirect

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Publications & positions

Latest HOTREC views and statements on the "sharing" economy

Hotrec & hospitality sector

WHAT IS HOTREC?

HOTREC is the Voice of Hotels, Restaurants, Cafés and similar establishments in Europe. We bring together 43 national associations representing the hospitality sector - which is composed mainly by SMEs - in 29 countries across Europe, from Portugal to Estonia and from Ireland to Turkey.

HOTREC's Mission is to promote the interests of these enterprises vis-à-vis the European institutions. We continually monitor all EU policies that have an impact on the hospitality industry and bring the sector's interests and concerns across to EU decision-makers. Our aim is a legal environment which enables hotels, restaurants, and cafés to be competitive and therefore provide more jobs and growth to the European economy.

Latest press releases

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The European Hospitality Foundation pays hommage to the Slovak hospitality entrepreneur Jan Bočkay 28 April 2016

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Scandinavian Service and Quality Award re-accredited by the European Hospitality Quality scheme 4 April 2016

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The EU institutions provide their support to the further promotion of Hotelstars Union, the European industry hotel classification system 15 March 2016

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Hotrec members

Publications & positions

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HOTREC position on food waste reduction and the circular economy package

Food Sustainability
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HOTREC 2016 Outlook and Priorities

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Joint EFFAT-HOTREC statement on the "sharing economy"

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