29 May 2021
Europe's Travel and Tourism sector welcomes adoption of 'EU Digital Covid Certificate' Regulation and recommends swift implementation
The European Tourism Manifesto alliance of more than 60 travel and tourism organisations warmly welcomes the adoption of the “EU Digital COVID Certificate” Regulation. The Alliance calls on Member States to ensure swift implementation before July to support the restart of the sector in time for the vital summer season, and to restore freedom of movement within the EU and Schengen Area.
19 May 2021
German Supreme Court ruling prohibiting ‘narrow’ price parity clauses is a breath of fresh air for hoteliers
On 19 May, the German Federal Court of Justice declared the ‘narrow’ best price clauses imposed by booking portal Booking.com on hotels as incompatible with antitrust law.
5 May 2021
Minimum wage initiative lacks legal basis: it must respect the autonomous role of social partners in wage-setting as well as statutory minimum wages
European employers’ organisation of the tech & industry, security industry, banking, chemicals, cleaning & facility services, retail & wholesale, construction, agriculture, hotel & gastronomy and private employment services industry are concerned about the implications of the proposal for a Directive on adequate minimum wages.
17 March 2021
Europe's Travel and Tourism Sector welcomes digital green certificate proposal and urges parallel effort on wider restart plan to maximise benefit
Over 60 travel and tourism organisations express their support to the European Commission’s initiative and call to ensure swift implementation in time for summer 2021
16 March 2021
Joint HOTREC-EFFAT Press Release: Rebuilding 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 prolong the EU and national funding as long as necessary; to implement measures to avoid high levels of debt by companies; to secure workers income and to prevent redundancies; and to support up-skilling and reskilling across the EU.
1 March 2021
#Tourism4Recovery: Travel & Tourism stakeholders urge investment in Sustainable Tourism as part of EU recovery
Over 60 European organisations call for tourism to be firmly anchored in EU national Recovery and Resilience plans.