EU call for proposals: €4M to reduce FOOD WASTE (Deadline 24 September)

The European Commission has published today (via its European Health and Digital Executive Agency (HaDEA) ) a call for proposals on food waste reduction. For a total budget of € 4 000 000 under the Single Market Programme, the purpose of the call is to support EU stakeholders in taking actions to address consumer food […]
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EU Webinar: Bring tourist accommodation into the green spotlight with the EU Ecolabel

The European Commission will hold a webinar to explain the requirements and benefits of EU Ecolabel certification for interested accommodation providers in light of future legal requirements. Various ecosystem stakeholders will intervene, share knowledge, and provide examples of what the industry is doing to be more sustainable. The webinar will take place on Tuesday 11 […]
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European Travel Trends for 2024

The latest report on intra-European travel sentiment by the European Travel Commission (ETC) reveals several key trends and insights on the upcoming travel season (May – October 2024). 74% of Europeans plan their leisure travel during this period, marking a 5% increase from the previous year. This rise is particularly notable among those over 55, […]
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Public Consultation Questionnaire: Shaping Tourism 4.0 for SMEs

Contribute to the European-funded Tourbit’s project Tourism 4.0 industry roadmap. Tourism 4.0 powered by cutting-edge technologies like Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR), Internet of Things (IoT), and Blockchain among others, promises a paradigm shift towards personalized, immersive, and sustainable travel and tourism experiences. However, unlocking the full potential of this revolution requires a collaborative […]
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Digital Markets Act: European Commission designates as gatekeeper

The European Commission has today designated Booking Holdings, the parent company of, as a gatekeeper platform under the Digital Markets Act (DMA). now has six months to comply with all the do’s and don’ts as a gatekeeper. HOTREC strongly supports the official designation. European hoteliers are confronted with far too many unfair business […]
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21 March 2021 – Good France

The 6th edition of the event “Goût de France/Good France” has been postponed until spring 2021, following the measures taken to fight the COVID-19 health crisis. Though delayed, will still be the beloved opportunity for professionals of French gastronomy to share their know-how and their passion for this cuisine, as it is every year. Scheduled […]

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