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European Commission: New Rules for Short-term Accommodation Rentals

The European Commission has presented a set of proposed rules to regulate short-term accommodation rentals and help authorities ensure balanced tourism development.

Short-term Rentals Regulations in Europe Expected by Year-end

The European Commission is expected to present rules for Airbnb-style rentals in Europe by the end of 2022.

Greece’s Alexandros Vassilikos Elected HOTREC President

Hellenic Chamber of Hotels President Alexandros Vassilikos has been elected president of HOTREC, the umbrella association for Hotels, Restaurants, & Cafes in Europe.

HOTREC: Affordable Energy Prices Needed for Hotels to Remain Open

Representing Europe’s hotels, HOTREC is urging EU lawmakers to take action and reduce energy prices so that hotels do not go bankrupt.

Cities in Europe Call on EU to Limit Airbnb-style Rentals

Cities in Europe are calling on the European Commission to regulate Airbnb-style holiday rentals fearing a post-Covid tourism boom will threaten the liveability of urban centers.

HOTREC Makes Recommendations for Regulating Short-term Rentals in the EU

HOTREC is calling for an EU-wide framework that will introduce clear and consistent obligations for short-term rental platforms and hosts.

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.

Greece Leading the Way Towards MICE Tourism Restart

Greece is taking a leading role globally in the restart of MICE tourism with its health protocols and best practices, according to Greek Deputy Tourism Minister Sofia Zacharaki.

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.

European Tourism Manifesto Wants Covid Pass to Include All Vaccines

The European Tourism Manifesto alliance is proposing a series of amendments on the European Commission’s new EUDCC regulation.

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.

Travel Sector Tells EU to Not Shorten Covid Vaccine Certificate Validity

The European Tourism Manifesto alliance is calling on the European Commission to not shorten the validity of the EU Digital COVID Certificate (DCC).

EU Digital COVID Certificate Must Be Ready By July 1, Says European Tourism Manifesto

The European Tourism Manifesto alliance is urging EU Member States to ensure swift and effective implementation of the Digital COVID Certificate for travel by July 1 at the latest.

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.

Protecting Tourists a Priority for Over 100 Governments

More than 100 countries, alongside international organizations and leading business groups, have agreed to adopt harmonized standards for assisting tourists caught up in emergency situations.

Europe’s Tourism Sector Calls for EU Task Force to Restore Travel

The European Tourism Manifesto alliance, a group of more than 60 travel organisations, has called for the creation of Commission-led Task Force to restore freedom of movement.

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.

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.
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