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.
26 May 2020
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.
25 May 2020
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.
20 May 2020
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.
20 May 2020
Manifesto Alliance statement: European Commission guidelines are paving the way to recovery for the European Tourism sector from the COVID-19 crisis.
Manifesto Alliance calls on Member States to follow the coordinated approach proposed by the European Commission to lift travel restrictions and save the summer season.
12 May 2020
Urgent support needed for hospitality-tourism sector: Joint Statement Social Partners Food Industry and Hospitality
The European social partners representing the hospitality sector and Food and beverages manufacturing industry -- EFFAT, Food Drink Europe, Food Service Europe and HOTREC call on the EU for an exit strategy from the COVID-19 crisis and a recovery plan that allows hotels, restaurants, bars, cafés and canteens to survive and to continue employing millions of people across Europe.