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.
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.
15 May 2020
NET calls on Members States to avoid quarantine measures at national level and make information on travel and tourism services available
The Network for the European Private Sector in Tourism (NET) calls on Member States to follow the coordinated approach proposed by the European Commission to restore freedom of movement.
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.
27 April 2020
Roadmap towards lifting COVID-19 containment measures: recommendations of the Social Partners of the European Horeca sector
HOTREC, the European umbrella association of Hotels, Restaurants and Cafés, and its trade union counterpart EFFAT, the European Federation of Food, Agriculture and Tourism Trade Unions, advise companies and employees to respect all health and safety measures. As the outbreak is having a sharp negative impact on the hospitality sector, HOTREC and EFFAT call on the European institutions and Member States to take all necessary measures, in consultation with the social partners, to support the sector.