14 October 2020
Tourism must be part of national recovery and resilience plans
If it is not in the plan, it is not in the budget: the European Tourism Manifesto alliance, the voice of the European travel and tourism sector, urges European Union Member States to make tourism a strategic element in their national recovery plans in order to harness the potential of the sector to generate jobs and growth, and to reap the benefits from green and digital transitions.
14 October 2020
Temporary VAT rate reductions for hospitality - HOTREC, FoodDrinkEurope and FoodService Europe Position Paper
HOTREC, FoodDrinkEurope and FoodServiceEurope ask for support from the EU for temporary reduced VAT rates in the hospitality sector in order to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 crisis. Our position paper highlights why reduced VAT rates are beneficial for hospitality and contract catering and an essential and highly effective measure of support in these times.
13 October 2020
Coordination of travel restrictions is good but does not go far enough
NET welcomes the agreement reached by Member States to coordinate the restrictions of free movement within Europe in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the measures are not nearly sufficient to restore travel confidence
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.
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.
3 June 2020
NET position paper on Recovery plan
The NET – network of representative trade associations from the private sector in European tourism, including HOTREC – has issued a position paper on the need to match the recognition of tourism’s significance with proper funding, including our thoughts on short and long-term recovery.