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HOTREC, Hotels, Restaurants & Cafés in Europe

Identification number in the register: 7955861942-03
Registration date: 08/01/2009 15:32:25

The information on this entity was last modified on: 06/02/2015 18:05:59
The date of the last annual update was: 06/02/2015 18:05:59
Next update due latest on: 06/02/2016

    Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

HOTREC, Hotels, Restaurants & Cafés in Europe



    Section of registration

II - In-house lobbyists and trade/business/professional associations

Trade and business associations

    Contact details

Boulevard Anspach, 111
P.O. box: box 4
Brussels 1000

(+32) 2 513 63 23

    Person with legal responsibility

Mr  Christian de Barrin


    Person in charge of EU relations

Mr  Christian de Barrin


    Goals / remit

HOTREC represents the hotel, restaurant and café industry at European level. The sector counts in total around 1.75 million businesses, being 99,5% small and medium sized enterprises (92% are micro enterprises, i.e. employing less than 10 people). These businesses make up some 62% of value added. The industry provides some 9,5 million jobs in the EU alone. HOTREC brings together 42 national associations representing the interest of this industry in 28 different European countries.

HOTREC représente le secteur CHR (cafés, hôtels, restaurants) au niveau Européen. Le secteur compte 1,75 millions d’entreprises, dont presque 99,5% des micro-entreprises employant moins de dix personnes. Les micros et petites entreprises (moins de 10 employés) dans l’industrie CHR réalisent 62% de la valeur ajoutée. Le secteur pourvoit 9,5 millions d’emplois uniquement dans l’UE. HOTREC réunit 42 associations nationales représentant les intérêts des professionnels dans 28 pays européens.


    Specific activities covered by the Register

Food labelling Regulation, Food hygiene inspections, Food waste, Alcohol, Fire Safety, Hotel classification, Quality, Online Distribution, Standardisation, Accessibility, VAT, Copyright, Package travel, Qualifications and Skills Passport, Working time, Maternity leave, Seasonal workers, Free movement of workers, Free movement of citizens, Employment package, Youth employment package, EURES, Quality of traineeships, Discrimination beyond the workplace, EU platform to combat undeclared work, Health and Safety at work, Tourism, TOURISMlink, Charter for sustainable and responsible tourism, etc.

2014 European Parliament elections - the hospitality sector unveils its Manifesto with 16 priorities to boost growth and jobs ahead; HOTREC Annual report 2013-2014, Benchmarks of Fair Practices in Online Distribution, HOTREC and UEAPME position on the Council’s partial general approach of the text of Chapter IV of the proposal for a Data Protection Regulation, HOTREC position vis-à-vis the emerging shadow hospitality economy in Europe, Position Paper on late-night entertainment, Visa Package – HOTREC’s position,HOTREC’s position on the European Parliament’s plenary vote on the proposal for a Data Protection Regulation


High-level group on ICT and Tourism, DG GROW

Advisory Group on the Food Chain

ESCO, Senior travelling

Intergroup on Tourism

European Tourism

All activities of European Commission Directorates, in particular:
- DG Enterprise
- DG Consumer Protection
- DG Internal Market
- DG Taxation
- DG Justice
- DG Employment
- DG Trade

    Number of persons involved in the activities described in the box above

100%: 4   50%: 1  



    Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

First name Surname Start Date End Date
Alexis WARAVKA 05/12/2014 03/12/2015
Christian DE BARRIN 09/01/2015 07/01/2016
Ana Marta HORTA FERREIRA DE FRANÇA MACHADO 05/11/2014 03/11/2015
Isabel SOBRINO MATE 11/12/2014 09/12/2015

    Fields of interest

  • Audiovisual and Media
  • Budget
  • Climate Action
  • Communication
  • Competition
  • Consumer Affairs
  • Economic and Financial Affairs
  • Employment and Social Affairs
  • Energy
  • Enlargement
  • Enterprise
  • Environment
  • Food Safety
  • General and Institutional Affairs
  • Home Affairs
  • Information Society
  • Internal Market
  • Justice and Fundamental Rights
  • Public Health
  • Research and Technology
  • Taxation
  • Transport

    Membership and affiliation

NET, UNWTO, CUP, Food alliance

    Financial data

01/2013  -  12/2013

800,000 €

67,947 €


0 €

Call for tenders No 110/PP/ENT/CIP/11/C/N01C021

    Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.