17 May 2022
Towards free movement of travellers within and into Europe: Resilience of the EUDCC System is Critical for EU Tourism Crisis Preparedness
The European Tourism Manifesto alliance, the voice of the travel and tourism sector in Europe, welcomes the ongoing progress of the revision of the EU Digital COVID Certificate (EUDCC) Regulation. While we strongly support countries in their efforts to progressively remove restrictions in the current phase, it is useful to keep the EUDCC at hand in case of a possible resurgence.
25 March 2022
HOTREC: Adoption of Digital Markets Act a 'silver lining' for European hoteliers
EU lawmakers have reached a landmark agreement today (Friday 25 March 2022) which will lead to the definitive adoption of the Digital Markets Act (DMA). European hotel industry is united in applauding the EU for setting new rules targeting digital gatekeepers which exercise disproportionate power towards their business users and consumers.
17 March 2022
EU Pay Transparency proposal: Sectoral employers’ organisations urge the plenary to endorse a more balanced approach on Pay Transparency
The European employers’ organisations, Ceemet (MET industries), Geopa (agriculture), Hotrec (hospitality) and EFCI (cleaning and facility services) regret the outcome of the vote at the EMPL and FEMM committee’s on the Commission’s proposal on pay transparency.
17 March 2022
Position on the European Commission's new regulation on EU Digital Covid Certificate
70 public and private travel and tourism organisations propose several amendments to the new EU Digital COVID Certificate Regulation with the aim to secure the freedom of movement across the continent and guarantee harmonised rules when the Certificate is in use.
16 March 2022
Joint HOTREC-EFFAT statement on Ukraine
HOTREC and EFFAT, the European social partners in the hospitality sector, condemn Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and deplore the loss of lives and the human suffering. The attack is a flagrant violation of international laws and agreements, and of Ukraine’s territorial integrity as a sovereign and democratic state.
9 March 2022
EU Pay Transparency proposal: sectoral employers' organisations suggest a more balanced approach
Employers consider pay discrimination unacceptable and they are fully committed to promoting equal opportunities and equal remuneration. Despite this, the sectors fear that the Commission’s proposal on pay transparency does not address the root causes of the gender pay gap. Instead, it challenges social partners’ autonomy, businesses’ competitiveness, and the role of the Member States