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  • Partnership between HOTREC and Wine in Moderation signed!  17 July 2012

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  • Hospitality sector: valued enough in EU policies? - EP conference  20 June 2012

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  • Copyright Users and Consumers propose standards for sounder and more efficient Collective Rights Management in Europe  6 June 2012

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  • The European hospitality industry is calling for fairer practices in Online-distribution  10 May 2012

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  • HOTREC opposes the introduction of tourism taxes  3 May 2012

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  • Unfair practices by Online Travel Agencies condemned in France   08/03/2012

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  • P.ICT.URISM project wins an EU bid to provide tailor-made ICT solutions for the tourism industry  21/12/2011

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  • Innovative, competitive and sustainable tourism should top EU policy makers' agenda, says European hospitality industry  7 November 2011

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  • Sustainability to be put at the fore front of the hospitality industry’s activities  28 October 2011

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  • New European fire safety instrument gaining momentum within the hospitality industry  20 October 2011

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  • Red card for unfair practices of Expedia, TripAdvisor and Hotels.com  5 October 2011

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  • HOTREC launches its new website www.hotrec.eu !  3 October 2011

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  • Consumer Rights Directive: The European Parliament plenary secures key exemptions for hotel and restaurant bookings  23 June 2011

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  • Luxembourg joins the Hotelstars Union  20 June 2011

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  • European hotel industry calls for more fairness from booking sites   27 May 2011

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  • The European hospitality industry cautious about international standards proposals on quality and service in hotels - Zurich General Assembly  13 May 2011

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  • Cyprus, Luxemburg and Turkey join HOTREC  13 May 2011

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  • Hotelstars Union offers free test classification online  29 March 2011

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  • European Hospitality Foundation Seminar in Barcelona  28 March 2011

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  • Hotel classification: Vice-President Tajani applauds hotel industry’s achievements towards a European common classification system  3 March 2011

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  • Consumer Rights Directive – Hotels and Restaurants bookings to be severely impaired if the IMCO report is confirmed at the next EP Plenary  28 February 2011

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  • Food labelling: Member States’ position threatens the use of fresh food in hotels and restaurants  22 February 2011

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  • HOTREC intensifies dialogue with hotel review providers  20 December 2010

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  • HOTREC Benchmarks of Fair Practices for Online Travel Agents  16 December 2010

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  • The Quality virus is spreading in Europe!   10 December 2010

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  • Baltic countries join the Hotelstars Union  10 December 2010

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  • HOTREC re-elects Kent Nyström as its President  1 December 2010

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  • The European hospitality industry calls for the adoption of a sustainable framework for the tourism business - Budapest General Assembly  29 October 2010

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  • For an ambitious, cooperative and business-friendly Tourism policy in Europe  28 September 2010

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  • Bottom-up approach initiatives highly appreciated by the EU Institutions  27 September 2010

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  • HOTREC MBS methodology: a modern tool for fire safety in hotels in Europe!  10 February 2010

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  • The founding of the Hotelstars Union   14 December 2009

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  • The European hospitality industry calls for a shift in EU policies! - Barcelona General Assembly  6 November 2009

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  • NET is growing: ECC joins NET  9 September 2009

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  • German quality scheme accredited under the EHQ scheme  18 June 2009

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  • IAAPA joins NET  16 June 2009

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  • IH&RA - HOTREC joint press release confirming close collaboration  2 June 2009

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  • The European hospitality industry calls for a shift in EU policies to hasten the economic recovery! - Stockholm General Assembly  8 May 2009

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  • Reduced VAT rates for restaurants - EU text officially adopted  5 May 2009

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  • Finally a revision of the VAT rate system for restaurant services  10 March 2009

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  • Successful dialogue with hotel review sites  4 March 2009

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  • The European hospitality industry calls for a pause in the EU legislative activities! - Prague General Assembly  7 November 2008

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  • Multiple hotel room reservations out of the Timeshare Directive - a great lobby success for HOTREC!  22 October 2008

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  • Press release - More national hospitality associations join the European Alcohol and Health Forum  16 April 2008

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  • Food labelling in restaurants, new consultation on VAT and condemnation of MasterCard MIFs: three priorities for the European hospitality industry - Paris General Assembly  11 April 2008

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