Mission & Vision



Hospitality is at the heart of European tourism development by fostering the industry’s growth, jobs and innovation and by unlocking its potential.

HOTREC is the umbrella Association of Hotels, Restaurants, Bars and Cafes and similar establishments in Europe, which brings together 46 National associations in 36 countries, and is the voice of the hospitality industry in Europe.



Restaurants, Cafes & Bars

Similar Establishment


National associations


HOTREC’s mission is to:

  • Represent and champion its interests towards the EU and international institutions, as well as to all kind of relevant stakeholders;
  • Foster knowledge sharing and best practice among its Members, in order to further promote innovation;
  • Act as a platform of expertise for the European hospitality industry.

HOTREC is constituted under Belgian law as a not-for-profit association.