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Factsheet n°1 on Innovation

September 2017
What makes the hospitality industry tech-savy and innivative? Due to the massive development of digitalisation, the face of tourism has changed dramatically, therefore reshaping the way we work, the way we connect and the way we select goods and services. While tourism and hospitality represent the 3rd socio-economic activity in Europe; ... Read More

Report on the Benefits of Low VAT on Job Creation and Competitiveness

4 May 2017
Low VAT applied to hospitality and tourism services proves to be a guarantor to foster jobs and growth. While competition keeps increasing among destinations and Europe’s market share decreasing, with receipts rising at a lower level than the rest of the world, a tourism friendly tax policy is a must to sustain Europe’s competitiveness and keep it the number 1 destination... Read More

HOTREC-EFFAT Working Programme 2017-2018 

24 March 2017
Social Dialogue in the European Hotel and Restaurant Sector: EFFAT-HOTREC Work Programme 2017-2018 ... Read More

5 Pillars to Foster a Responsible and Fait "Collaborative" Economy 

14 February 2017
Informal accommodation rentals between residents and visitors have always existed. However, the scale of the activity has exploded over the past 5 years [20 million bed places (source EHHA) versus 7,3 million registered in Eurostat], through peer-topeer (P2P) platforms, without quasi any control... Read More

HOTREC guidelines to reduce food waste and recommendations to manage food donations

19 January 2017
This brochure presents some guidelines to help hospitality businesses reducing their food waste and managing food donations ... Read More

2016 HOTREC-UEAPME Policy proposals to boost job creation in the hospitality sector

30 November 2016
The tourism industry provides close to 13 million jobs to the European Union (Link – Eurostat statistics) and is the third socio-economic activity after the retail sector which employs 32.8 million people, and the construction sector (20 million). The hospitality industry ... Read More

EFFAT/HOTREC Skills list hospitality sector - restructured

8 May 2013
EFFAT – HOTREC "European Qualification and Skills’ Passport (QSP) in the Hospitality Sector”: Skills’ list to be integrated into EURES... Read More