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    14 October 2020  ArticleCoronavirusPresentationsPosition Papers

    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.  

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    16 July 2020  ArticlePosition Papers

    HOTREC Position Paper on the Farm to Fork Strategy

    HOTREC acknowledges that the Farm to Fork Strategy is part of the EU Green Deal and welcomes its aim to make food systems fair, healthy, environmentally-friendly and resilient to crisis such as COVID-19. HOTREC also believes that the Strategy will contribute to achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals and supports the Strategy's following objectives.

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    3 June 2020  ArticleCoronavirusPresentationsPosition Papers

    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.

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    26 May 2020  ArticlePosition Papers

    HOTREC Position Paper on Sustainability in the hospitality sector: Towards sustainable tourism in Europe

    Our position paper on sustainability in the hospitality sector: "Towards sustainable tourism in Europe" focuses on HOTREC's active engagement in various sustainability-related activities at EU and UN level and what's next to contribute pave the way to a sustainable hospitality and tourism industry in Europe.  

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    25 May 2020  ArticlePosition Papers

    HOTREC Position Paper on "Coastal Tourism: challenges & opportunities"

    Under normal circumstances, coastal areas in Europe attract more than one-third of European tourism businesses -- generating almost 1 million jobs and €67.2 billion in turnover in 2017 (+25.7% compared to 2009) -- and are important for growth and jobs, in particular for young people (45% of workers between 16-35 years old). Nonetheless, coastal tourism businesses -- many of them being SMEs -- still face diverse challenges. Our position paper analyses these challenges and possible solutions to tackle them.

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    20 May 2020  ArticlePosition Papers

    NET position paper on EU digital policy

    The NET - network of representative trade associations from the private sector in European tourism, including HOTREC – has issued a position paper on EU digital policy.

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