Live from Brussels – Issue n°100
A message from Ms. Marie Audren, Director General of HOTREC
Today we publish the 100th issue of our ‘Live from Brussels’. Over time, this newsletter has given HOTREC the unique opportunity to share its views on matters of great importance for the sector, bound to impact the daily lives of entrepreneurs, workers and guests. We feel excited and humbled to have come so far.
Hospitality is now facing an unprecedented crisis worldwide, and the latest figures show it might take until 2023 for the industry to recover. Businesses all over Europe are struggling to survive and need further funding and support by the EU institutions and Member States. In this edition, we will examine initiatives and strategies that we believe will help companies in the sector to remain afloat – such as extending the validity of the SURE instrument and promoting harmonized travel restrictions.
As usual, we will also discuss ‘hot topics’ for hospitality – such as the ‘Digital Services Act’, sustainability and the European minimum wages.
To conclude, a special thanks goes to Ambassador Lourtie for contributing to our newsletter by sharing his views on the priority of the upcoming Portuguese presidency for hospitality and tourism.
We wish you a good reading!