Joining forces with industry partners to fight devastating effects of COVID-19

Twelve months after the first hospitality establishments were forced to close or drastically reduce their activities due to COVID-19, businesses in the sector are still facing severe hardships. With so much uncertainty ahead, the beginning of 2021 was a crucial time for HOTREC to join forces with its industry partners.

Earlier this month, we published a joint press release with our trade union counterpart, EFFAT, and together we called for the EU and its Member States to deploy a series of measures that could potentially improve the industry’s prospects.

Our asks in brief:

  • Extending the EU and national funding programmes (e.g., State Aid and Cohesion Funds) for as long as it will be necessary – and, in any case, after December 2021.
  • Avoiding over-indebtedness and the loss of creditworthiness of valuable companies.
  • Supporting upskilling and reskilling: responding to the economic and social impact of the coronavirus will also pass through preparing the hospitality’s workforce for the digital and green transition ahead.

As of today, we are still working with over 20 associations in the hospitality value chain with the goal to establish a European hospitality task force to discuss the impact of the pandemic and come up with a roadmap for the recovery. Read the letter that we sent to the EU Institutions Presidents at the end of January to know more.

Last but not least, this month we joined over 60 tourism and hospitality organisations of the European Tourism Manifesto in launching #Tourism4Recovery: a campaign aimed at making tourism part of EU national Recovery and Resilience plans and showcasing the importance of investing in sustainable tourism.

We look forward to teaming up even more with industry partners all over Europe and together make European hospitality heal and thrive!

 

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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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