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    8 January 2021  ArticlePress Releases

    Newly proposed EU platform rules can support digitalization of European hospitality SMEs

    As the European umbrella organisation for hotels, bars, cafés and restaurants in Europe, HOTREC believes that the Digital Services and Markets Acts, presented on 15 December by the European Commission, are an opportunity to level the playing field, tackle illegal offers of services and give hospitality SMEs more control over their digital presence.

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    16 December 2020  ArticlePress Releases

    Newly proposed EU platform rules can support digitalization of European hospitality SMEs

    As the European umbrella organisation for hotels, bars, cafés and restaurants in Europe, HOTREC believes that the Digital Services and Markets Acts, presented on 15 December by the European Commission, are an opportunity to level the playing field, tackle illegal offers of services and give hospitality SMEs more control over their digital presence.

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    4 December 2020  ArticleCoronavirusPresentationsPress Releases

    Save the winter tourism season - Suspend ineffective quarantine measures!

    In line with new guidelines published by EASA and ECDC on testing and quarantine measures, NET members urge European governments to immediately suspend blanket quarantine measures and travel restrictions. €80 billion of potential tourism spending is in jeopardy.

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    27 November 2020  ArticlePress Releases

    Roadmap to rebuild the hospitality 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, call upon the EU and Member States to follow a range of proposed measures to put the hospitality sector back on track. Social partners commit to cooperate in several joint actions, aiming at preparing the sector for future challenges.

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    25 November 2020  ArticlePress Releases

    European Tourism Manifesto - Speed up social and economic recovery by fostering sustainable tourism development

    According to the European Commission's Communication 'Europe's moment: Repair and Prepare for the Next Generation'1, travel and tourism is one of the most affected ecosystems by the COVID-19 pandemic and requires € 161 billion2 worth of investment to bounce back to pre-crisis levels. The new Recovery and Resilience Facility3, proposed by the Commission to help the EU rebuild after the pandemic, offers an unprecedented opportunity to support tourism and ensure that the sector helps to drive digital and green transitions, and thereby strengthens both economic and social resilience.

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    29 October 2020  ArticleCoronavirusPresentationsPress Releases

    Industry survival depends on common testing protocol in Europe

    NET welcomes the announcement of the Commission of a European testing protocol for travellers and a common approach to quarantines. If correctly implemented, it will restore travel confidence and allow the travel and tourism industry to lift off again.

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