31 May 2021
The Hotelstars Union reaches next level
The success story of the Hotelstars Union (HSU), a platform of member countries striving for a harmonised hotel star rating, has taken another consistent step with the incorporation of an international non-profit organisation under Belgian law (AISBL).
19 May 2021
German Supreme Court ruling prohibiting ‘narrow’ price parity clauses is a breath of fresh air for hoteliers
On 19 May, the German Federal Court of Justice declared the ‘narrow’ best price clauses imposed by booking portal Booking.com on hotels as incompatible with antitrust law.
27 April 2021
Major European Hospitality Industry stakeholders call for stronger focus by the EU Institutions on the sector's recovery
13 associations and trade unions representing the European hospitality industry and its value chain warmly welcome this week’s discussions at EU level on the survival of the sector.
16 April 2021
UMIH takes action against French insurers to safeguard the sector
The COVID-19 crisis severely impacted our sector, threatening the solvency of UMIH's members and, through them, the economic fabric. UMIH feels that French insurers repeatedly failed companies in the sector at a moment when hospitality professionals needed them the most by refusing to cover for business interruption insurance, and imposing a change in termination policies.
17 March 2021
Europe's Travel and Tourism Sector welcomes digital green certificate proposal and urges parallel effort on wider restart plan to maximise benefit
Over 60 travel and tourism organisations express their support to the European Commission’s initiative and call to ensure swift implementation in time for summer 2021
1 March 2021
#Tourism4Recovery: Travel & Tourism stakeholders urge investment in Sustainable Tourism as part of EU recovery
Over 60 European organisations call for tourism to be firmly anchored in EU national Recovery and Resilience plans.
25 February 2021
Europe's travel & Tourism sector calls on EU governments to chart restart plan in time for Summer
Over 60 travel and tourism organisations unveil concrete recommendations for re-opening travel & tourism in Europe, including creation of Commission-led Task Force to restore freedom of movement.
18 February 2021
Joint call from business and trade unions for the setting up of an EU hospitality task force
13 associations representing European hospitality call for the urgent setting up of a hospitality task force across the EU Institutions to discuss the impact that COVID-19 has had on business and jobs and deliver a road map for the recovery of the hospitality sector and its value chain.
9 February 2021
Call for action: Accelerate social and economic recovery by investing in sustainable tourism development
The European Tourism Manifesto alliance recognises and appreciates that a number of Member States have made specific mention of tourism-related investments in their draft recovery plans for the Recovery and Resilience Facility. To support the work of Member States in preparing their plans, the alliance has prepared this detailed paper presenting a non-exhaustive list of reforms and investment ideas related to travel and tourism that would contribute to making EU countries’ economies more resilient, so we will be better prepared to respond to future opportunities and challenges.