The long journey towards recovery: European hospitality and national recovery plans

During the first ‘Ecofin’ Council meeting under the Slovenian Presidency on 13 July 2021, EU finance ministers finally adopted 12 national recovery plans under the Next Generation EU.

The Commission had approved this first set of proposals in mid-June after governments had submitted national recovery plans in the Spring.

HOTREC has frequently called on Member States to put hospitality and tourism at the heart of national recovery plans. However, taking a closer look, today only a few of them include support for companies and SMEs or specific measures
for our industry.

We still believe that the priorities of the European hospitality sector need better representation within national recovery plans, and we urge governments to allocate funding to develop adequate infrastructures for the digital and green challenges ahead.

 

Source picture: European Commission website | Recovery and Resilience facility 

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