Presidents of IH&RA and HOTREC confirm their closed cooperation in the interest of the hospitality industry worldwide and in Europe
IH&RA and HOTREC are responsible for monitoring the developments of measures likely to impact the hospitality sector. They dialogue with the institutions which develop these measures, at international and European levels respectively.
Indeed, public authorities’ measures having an impact on the hospitality sector are being issued at various levels (city/state, regional, national/federal, world regions - such as Europe - and international/global). It is crucial to understand that these levels are inter-related, which means that the development of rules at one level may influence the development of rules at other levels. Mr. Nyström gave an example: “The federal bill currently discussed in the USA in relation to nutritional labelling in certain restaurants needs to be looked at by the European hospitality industry, which is also threatened by a similar measure”. Dr. Ghassan Aïdi added another example: “Standardisation activities at international level are inextricably linked with standardisation activities in the various parts of the world, including Europe . If we want to defend efficiently the interests of our industry in Europe and in the world, we need to join forces as we are representing the PRIVATE HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY WORLDWIDE”.
IH&RA is the only global Association representing the Hospitality Industry Worldwide. Its members represent more than 200,000 hotels and 6 million restaurants worldwide. More details on
HOTREC represents the hotel, restaurant and café industry at European level. It counts 1.6 million businesses, 92% of which are micro-enterprises employing less than 10 people. More details on
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