15 October 2020
HOTREC 81st General Assembly: electing the 2021-2022 leadership to face the many challenges ahead
15 October 2020 – on the occasion of its 81st General Assembly, HOTREC, the umbrella association of Hotels, Restaurants and Cafés in Europe, elected today its President, Executive Committee (ExCom) and the members of its Sectoral Social Dialogue (SSD) Committee for a mandate of two years, starting on 1st January 2021.
14 October 2020
Tourism must be part of national recovery and resilience plans
If it is not in the plan, it is not in the budget: the European Tourism Manifesto alliance, the voice of the European travel and tourism sector, urges European Union Member States to make tourism a strategic element in their national recovery plans in order to harness the potential of the sector to generate jobs and growth, and to reap the benefits from green and digital transitions.
13 October 2020
Coordination of travel restrictions is good but does not go far enough
NET welcomes the agreement reached by Member States to coordinate the restrictions of free movement within Europe in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the measures are not nearly sufficient to restore travel confidence
22 September 2020
HOTREC welcomes European Court of Justice ruling on prior authorization for STR accommodation
Municipalities can require a prior authorization from STR (Short-Term Rental) accommodation hosts and regulate their activities for overriding reasons relating to the public interest, such as the prevention of long-term rental housing shortages, according to yesterday’s (22 September) preliminary ruling by the European Court of Justice (ECJ).
18 September 2020
Unprecedented industry appeal to European Commission President to end quarantine and develop common EU testing protocol
Brussels, 18 September 2020: Over 20 travel and tourism bodies, as well as unions across Europe, united today in an unprecedented call for European Commission leadership to replace quarantine restrictions with an EU Testing Protocol for Travel in a bid to save the livelihoods of more than 27 million Europeans who work in the sector.
8 September 2020
European Tourism Manifesto: European Travel and Tourism sector urges EU governments to agree on harmonised travel restrictions as it struggles to survive the current crisis
The European Tourism Manifesto Alliance, the voice of the European travel and tourism sector, calls on Member States to urgently agree on harmonised travel restrictions and ensure swift implementation to help the sector survive this unprecedented crisis.