Annual archive 2020
22 September 2020
HOTREC welcomes European Court of Justice ruling on prior authorization for STR accommodation
Municipalities can require a prior authorization from STR (Short-Term Rental) accommodation hosts and regulate their activities for overriding reasons relating to the public interest, such as the prevention of long-term rental housing shortages, according to yesterday’s (22 September) preliminary ruling by the European Court of Justice (ECJ).
18 September 2020
Unprecedented industry appeal to European Commission President to end quarantine and develop common EU testing protocol
Brussels, 18 September 2020: Over 20 travel and tourism bodies, as well as unions across Europe, united today in an unprecedented call for European Commission leadership to replace quarantine restrictions with an EU Testing Protocol for Travel in a bid to save the livelihoods of more than 27 million Europeans who work in the sector.
8 September 2020
European Tourism Manifesto: European Travel and Tourism sector urges EU governments to agree on harmonised travel restrictions as it struggles to survive the current crisis
The European Tourism Manifesto Alliance, the voice of the European travel and tourism sector, calls on Member States to urgently agree on harmonised travel restrictions and ensure swift implementation to help the sector survive this unprecedented crisis.
17 August 2020
Marie Audren, Director General
24 July 2020
Hotels more dependent than ever on online travel intermediaries for bookings
The new HOTREC study on the European hotel distribution market shows that the dominance of online travel intermediaries such as Booking.com and Expedia is steadily increasing since 2013 whilst the share of direct bookings continues declining.