HOTREC Mission & Priorities

HOTREC represents the hotel, restaurant and café industry in Europe, i.e. the so-called hospitality industry, a main contributor to economic growth.

Hospitality Skills Passport - Launch

Discover the European Hospitality Skills Passport, a joint initiative of HOTREC and EFFAT, on the EURES portal –eures.europa.eu

Food

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

Publications & positions

2014 European elections: the European hospitality sector unveils its Manifesto with 16 priorities to boost growth and jobs!

Online distribution

Press release - Positive responses on fair practices in online distribution

Tourism

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

Hotrec & hospitality sector

WHAT IS HOTREC?

HOTREC is the Voice of Hotels, Restaurants, Cafés and similar establishments in Europe. We bring together 42 national associations representing the hospitality sector - which is composed mainly by SMEs - in 28 countries across Europe, from Portugal to Estonia and from Ireland to Cyprus.

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 Council’s text on the Package Travel Directive will strongly damage the European hotel industry 19 March 2015

Consumer Affairs
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German service quality scheme re-accredited by the renewed European Hospitality Quality scheme 5 March 2015

Quality
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Hotelstars Union polished the criteria for its hotelstars' categories 3 March 2015

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Hotrec members

Publications & positions

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HOTREC and UEAPME position on the Council's partial general approach of the text of Chapter IV of the proposal for a Data Protection Regulation

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Benchmarks of Fair Practices in Online Distribution

Online Distribution
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HOTREC position vis-à-vis the emerging shadow hospitality economy in Europe

Tourism
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'Live from brussels'

Upcoming events

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Apr
23
HOTREC 70th General Assembly in Luxembourg 23/04/2015

HOTREC will have the honour to welcome Commissioner Elzbieta Bienkowska, Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, his Excellency Mr. Geor...

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