European hospitality steps in against war in Ukraine

In response to the crisis, a great number of hospitality businesses have been launching actions to provide immediate shelter and protection to the Ukrainian refugees. We strongly encourage all efforts from our member organisations who have been coordinating these actions with governments and local authorities. 

 We warmly welcome both the EU’s Guidelines on external border management and the activation of the Temporary Protection Directive by the European Council. 

 On 16 March, HOTREC and EFFAT issued a joint statement. Together, we condemn Russia’s invasion and reiterate our support to the Ukrainian people, employers’ associations and trade unions from the hospitality sector. The Ukrainian Hotel and Resort Association joined HOTREC in 2021, and we are proud of this partnership. 

 Earlier on 4 March, HOTREC had already addressed a letter to the World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) and joined the call by several UNWTO members to suspend the Russian Federation from the organisation. We expect its General Assembly to follow suit. 

 We anticipate that the hospitality sector – still weakened by Covid-19 – will be highly affected by this conflict. For this reason, we will continue our dialogue with the European Commission and the Member States to consider measures to minimise the impact of the war on workers and businesses.

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07 Sep
07/09/2022    
09:00 - 14:00
Draft Agenda for ExCom Meeting on 7 September 2022, Brussels Welcome by the President Anti-trust statement and approval of agenda Approval of minutes of the [...]
HOTREC Package Travel Directive webinar
14/09/2022    
11:00 - 12:00
Latest updates on the PTD review's timeline and policy measures envisaged incl. pre-payments, insolvency protection and cancellation rights. HOTREC will incorporate members' remarks into a revised version of HOTREC position paper and submit it to all for approval.
HOTREC SSD Committee preparatory meeting + update Social Affairs
19/09/2022    
10:00 - 12:00
Main outcome of teh meeting available
22 Sep
22/09/2022    
10:30 - 12:30
Recording of the working group on restaurants is available via WeTransfer until 03 October 2022: https://wetransfer.com/downloads/a1e6a6b32b734f7bf864d82b6470184920220926084450/7c966070da61a95549be6c9fbad2169b20220926084508/42d7ba
23 Sep
23/09/2022    
10:00 - 13:00
Updated agenda of the meeting available
29 Sep
29/09/2022    
All Day
On the 3rd edition of the International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste (IDAFLW), celebrated on 29 September, the FAO and UNAP have [...]
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