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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08 Nov
08/11/2022    
All Day
Next meeting of the PTD expert group on 8/11: agenda available: https://www.hotrec.eu/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/draft-Agenda-8-Nov-2022.pdf
Informal meeting with Airlines4Europe - Possible impact of Fit for 55 on airline pricing and travel
08/11/2022    
09:45 - 11:15
Main outcome of the meeting available (summary + PowerPoint from Airlines4Europe)
14 Nov
14/11/2022 - 16/11/2022    
00:00
On 14-16 November 2022, the Czech presidency of the EU Council will organise the European Tourism Forum.
Webinar on Practical solutions to food waste monitoring in hospitality
17/11/2022    
10:30 - 11:30
Webinar - 17 November, 10.30-11.30 CET
Preparatory meeting SSD plenary + Update on Social Affairs
21/11/2022    
10:00 - 11:30
On 21 November 2022, HOTREC will organise its Sectoral Social Dialogue preparatory meeting + update on Social Affairs (policy and legislative files). The meeting will [...]
22 Nov
22/11/2022    
11:30 - 14:00
HOTREC has shared consolidated comments on ISO Restaurant Vocabulary Project (WD16520) now accessible and will attend the 22 November meeting. 
24 Nov
24/11/2022    
11:00 - 12:30
Updated slides, minutes and other material/documents are available online.
24 Nov
24/11/2022    
15:00 - 16:30
Presentation and documents are uploaded
Sectoral Social Dialogue Plenary meeting
25/11/2022    
10:00 - 16:00
PowerPoint presentations available
28 Nov
28/11/2022    
15:00 - 17:00
Stanhope Hotel Brussels by Thon Hotels List of Participants Draft Agenda for ExCom meeting on 28 November 2022 PLEASE NOTE THAT FROM 16:30, THE PRESIDENT-ELECT, [...]
European Hospitality Day - Event at European Parliament
29/11/2022    
08:30 - 14:30
HOTREC is organising meetings and exchanges for HOTREC members at the European Parliament on Tuesday 29 November 2022 in Brussels.
Events on 14/11/2022
14 Nov
Events on 22/11/2022
Events on 24/11/2022
Events on 25/11/2022
Events on 28/11/2022
28 Nov