And one in nine people in the world can’t get enough to eat. This is as daunting as it sounds. But in the lead up to the International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste on 29th September, let’s highlight our industry’s actions to minimise food waste.
HOTREC welcomes the European Commission package on legal migration presented on 27 April 2022 and we believe it can be part of the solution to overcome the labour shortages facing the hospitality sector.
The hospitality sector significantly contributes to the EU economy, while it creates jobs and growth (11 million for the EU27). It is an inclusive sector that promotes gender balance and provides many first working experiences to the youth.
On 2 September 2022, the European Commission published a Communication on the "EU's response to COVID-19: preparing for autumn and winter 2023". The objective is to propose, measures to avoid a surge of COVID-19 cases in the upcoming autumn and winter season.
HOTREC is expecting the European Commission to present its Short-Term Rental Initiative by the end of 2022. In anticipation of the initiative, HOTREC published a new report on Short-Term Rentals (STRs).
In this issue of our newsletter, we had the pleasure of discussing the global energy market disruption caused by Russia's invasion of Ukraine, and the EU Renovation Wave initiative with Mr Stefan Moser, Head of Unit in DG ENERGY (European Commission).
Gas and electricity prices have reached record levels in 2022 and are expected to remain high. The current situation is producing a climate of unpredictability and fear of recession in the hospitality sector, which is still in the phase of recovery.