EU travel and tourism stakeholders call for international travel boost

HOTREC, together with the European Tourism Manifesto alliance, supports the extension of the EU Covid digital certificate for one year period (until July 2022).

Overall, travel and tourism stakeholders welcome the relaxation of travel restrictions within Europe but alert the EU of the need to revise the Council Recommendations on travel within the EU, as well as the Recommendation for non-essential travel from third countries. Our position is available here.

Our main priorities include lifting the white list (list of countries for which travel restrictions should be lifted); the recognition of all WHO vaccines (without the need to perform further testing); and the necessity of implementing the EU DCC in a consistent manner with regard to children and young adults below 18 years of age. We believe these objectives will boost international travel as well as intra-EU travel and tourism to pre-COVID levels.

It is to note that, in April 2022, the European Parliament appointed a special Committee COVI tasked with looking into the European response to the pandemic. Hospitality and tourism are to be considered as sectors heavily impacted. Drawing on lessons learned, COVI is expected to produce a report to Parliament containing action recommendations in 2023. HOTREC already wrote to the Committee Chair and Vice-Chairs offering to provide the sector’s perspective, including via hearings and exchange of views with elected Members.

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12 Jan
12/01/2023    
11:00 - 12:00
Slides are accessible here: https://www.hotrec.eu/wp-content/uploads/2023/01/Presentation-HOTREC-workshop-on-PPWR-120123.pdf
7th Coordination Meeting Pact for Skills in Tourism
12/01/2023    
15:00 - 16:30
On 12 January 2023 took place another coordination meeting of the Pact for Skills.
19 Jan
19/01/2023    
All Day
HOTREC has joined the RESTWITHEU project focusing on challenges faced by the restaurant industry. First workshop will be held in Lyon on 19/01/2023.
Meeting with DG GROW - Tourism Unit & HOTREC
24/01/2023    
14:00 - 15:00
Main outcome of the meeting available
25 Jan
25/01/2023    
09:30 - 13:00
Hotel Le Chatelain, Brussels EXCOM Slides - 25 Jan. 2023 - NEW List of Participants Expense Claim Template for ExCom Members HOTREC Guidelines for reimbursement [...]
Info session - EU funding opportunities on trainings to be provided to third country nationals’ willing to work in the hospitality sector
26/01/2023    
11:00 - 12:00
Recording of the session; PowerPoint and general note of the meeting available!
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