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

Why 'Book Direct'?

Food

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

Accessible Tourism



What is HOTREC?

HOTREC is the Voice of Hotels, Restaurants, Cafés and similar establishments in Europe. We bring together 40 national associations representing the hospitality sector - which is composed mainly by SMEs - in 29 countries across Europe.



Latest press releases

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HOTREC and EFFAT urge the European Commission to make publicly available the proposal for guiding policy principles for short-term accommodation rental services in the so called collaborative economy 16 November 2017

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Lieve and Peter Goossens honoured with the European Hospitality Foundation Award 20 October 2017

Other themes
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The hospitality industry unveils its assessment of platforms’ practices within the mid-term review of the Digital Single Market Strategy 10 October 2017

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HOTREC welcomes investigations of the Swiss Price Watch authority regarding the level of commissions of online booking sites 15 September 2017

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Also Italy prohibits rate parity clauses of online booking platforms by law 3 August 2017

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Publications & positions

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Factsheet on Innovation

Sustainability
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HOTREC position on the European Commission Communication on the mid-term review of the Digital Single Market Strategy

Online Distribution
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HOTREC position paper Work-Life Balance

Social affairs
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Upcoming events

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Apr
27
HOTREC 76th General Assembly in Austria 27/04/2018

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Oct
18
77th HOTREC General Assemby in Poland 18/10/2018

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