17 December 2021
Joint press release: Travel and tourism stakeholders call on European governments to avoid holiday travel chaos
European travel is on hold again due to the erratic and reckless decisions of governments to reintroduce travel restrictions on vaccinated travellers despite scientific evidence that they have no impact on the spread of the Omicron variant in Europe.
17 December 2021
Travel Tomorrow - No rest for European hospitality: Businesses in the sector again seriously affected by Covid-19 restrictions ahead of the holiday season
Read now the opinion piece by HOTREC Director General, Marie Audren, published today on Travel Tomorrow.
16 December 2021
Digital Markets Act: Hotrec congratulates European Parliament for landmark report and substantial improvements
HOTREC warmly welcomes yesterday’s (15 December) vote on the Digital Markets Act by the European Parliament. The report adopted in plenary confirms the choices made by the Internal Market Committee (IMCO), which introduce several crucial key solutions for hospitality establishments.
3 December 2021
HOTREC General Assembly in Lyon: European hospitality calls for urgent support
On 2-3 December 2021, HOTREC welcomed national associations and prominent speakers in Lyon for its 83rd General Assembly. Delegates voiced their grave concerns for the sector’s viability and urged policymakers to ramp up support actions.
30 November 2021
Food distribution sector calls on EU to exempt medium-sized businesses from costly NIS 2 cybersecurity obligations
The signatories of this statement call on EU institutions to exempt from the NIS 2 Directive all medium sized food distribution companies, or ensure that only such companies supplying a critical share of the population be covered.
22 November 2021
Coordinated measures across Europe only viable way to fight the virus and safeguard tourism businesses: HOTREC issues joint position paper
Following the worsening of the epidemiological situation in Europe, on 22 November 2021, HOTREC joined other stakeholders in the travel and tourism community in urging the Institutions and the Member States to align and coordinate travel restrictions ahead of the coming festive season.