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Hotels See More Direct Bookings But Still Rely on OTAs, Says HOTREC Study

Despite hotels in 2021 seeing an increase in direct bookings, their reliance on online travel agencies (OTAs) remained almost at the same level as 2019, according to a study released by HOTREC.

Greek Hoteliers Protest Unfair Practices by Digital Platforms

Greek hoteliers have filed a complaint with the Competition Commission requesting immediate action to tackle unfair practices employed by digital platforms.

EU’s New Digital Market Act to Protect Hotels from ‘Gatekeepers’

EU lawmakers have adopted the Digital Markets Act, which among other things will aim to protect hotels from large platforms that exercise disproportionate power towards their business users and consumers.

Tourism Stakeholders Warn of ‘Holiday Travel Chaos’ Due to Reintroduction of Restrictions

Tourism stakeholders are warning of a ‘holiday travel chaos’ due to the reintroduction of travel restrictions in response to the new Covid variant Omicron.

HOTREC’s Marie Audren: ‘European Hospitality is Up Against Challenges Beyond Covid-19’

HOTREC Director-General Marie Audren shares her thoughts on the challenges of the Covid-19 era and the opportunities it brings for the development of the European hospitality industry.

HOTREC Rolls Out #TogetherForHospitality Campaign to Support Tourism Recovery

HOTREC, the European umbrella association of hotels, restaurants and cafés, has launched a digital campaign to support the tourism sector.

HOTREC Welcomes New EU Digital Rules that Protect Hospitality Providers

HOTREC, the European organization representing hotels, bars, cafes and restaurants, has welcomed the EU's proposed regulations that give hospitality enterprises more control over their digital presence.

Coordinated Action Needed to Resume Travel, Say European Tourism Experts

European tourism experts and MEPs are calling for an EU-wide coordinated approach that will ensure the seamless restart of travel and tourism.

Greece’s Hotel Chamber President Re-elected to HOTREC Executive Committee

Hellenic Chamber of Hotels President Alexandros Vassilikos has been re-elected as an Executive Committee (ExCom) Member of HOTREC, the European umbrella association of hotels, restaurants and cafés.

Covid-19: Aviation, Tourism Sectors Not Happy with EU Guidance on Travel Restrictions

Aviation and tourism bodies are disappointed with the EU's guidance to member states on better coordinating Covid-19 travel measures.

HOTREC: EU Digital Rules Ensure Fair Play for Travel and Accommodation

HOTREC, the umbrella association of hotels, restaurants and cafés in Europe, has welcomed a series of EU measures on digital policy that aim to ensure a balanced and fair market, and effectively manage tourist flows.

HOTREC: Hospitality Should be Cornerstone of EU Sustainable Tourism Development

HOTREC, the European umbrella association of hotels, restaurants and cafés, has tabled in European Parliament its White Paper for Hospitality.

Hotels Chamber Works to Get Greek Hospitality Industry Issues High on EU Agenda

The Hellenic Chamber of Hotels has tabled the urgent tourism issues that need to go high on the EU agenda ahead of European elections on May 26.

Greek Hotel Chamber Backs HOTREC’s Call for Slashed VAT Rates

The Hellenic Chamber of Hotels welcomed proposals for the reduction of VAT rates for hotels in Europe, during the recent general assembly of HOTREC in Austria.

HOTREC Hails EC Push for Online Platform Transparency

HOTREC, the umbrella association of hotels, restaurants and cafés in Europe, welcomed a proposal by the European Commission aiming to ensure transparency for online platforms.

Greek Hotel Chamber Joins European Campaign that Invites Travellers to ‘Book Direct’

The Hellenic Chamber of Hotels is representing the Greek hotel industry in the new European campaign "Book Direct", which aims to raise awareness among guests, hoteliers and restaurateurs across Europe on the possibility of booking direct.