HOTREC raises strong concerns about the shadow tourist accommodation market and calls for a level playing field
Brussels, 28 October 2014 – On the occasion of its 69th General Assembly, the members of HOTREC, the trade association of the European hospitality industry, debated about the drawbacks of the shadow hospitality economy and adopted a position paper calling for a level playing field on the tourist accommodation market.
HOTREC has been monitoring with concern the rapid market development of online platforms providing private accommodation to tourists as well as the growing number of listed properties; both of which often developing in an uncontrolled way. Such developments pose questions in relation to matters relevant to the whole society in Europe. Cities are reporting problems of housing, as many properties are withdrawn from the market to the benefit of renting them out short term. Residential areas are often disturbed, which already lead to demonstrations against tourists in neighbourhoods.
Riga, HOTREC 69th General Assembly, 16 October 2014 - HOTREC, the trade association of hotels, restaurants and cafés in Europe, elected today its new President and Executive Committee as well as welcome two new members, bringing its representativeness to 29 European countries.
Elected President of HOTREC, position that she will take on from January 1st 2015, Ms. Kraus-Winkler has been a Member of HOTREC Executive Committee since 2004 and Vice-President since 2010. She has a long-standing management experience of the tourism and hospitality industry in Austria and is a Founding partner of the LOISIUM Wine & Spa resort Hotel. Board Member of APHA, the Austrian Association of Hotels, Ms. Kraus-Winkler holds several positions at the Austrian Chamber of Commerce.
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BIEDRĪBA "LATVIJAS VIESNĪCU UN RESTORĀNU ASOCIĀCIJA" (LVRA) LATVIJAS INVESTĪCIJU UN ATTĪSTĪBAS AĢENTŪRAS ADMINISTRĒTĀJĀ PROGRAMMĀ "ATBALSTS NODARBINĀTO APMĀCĪBĀM KOMERSANTU KONKURĒTSPĒJAS VEICINĀŠANAI – ATBALSTS PARTNERĪBĀS ORGANIZĒTĀM APMĀCĪBĀM" NO 2010.-2015.GADAM REALIZĒ PROJEKTU "VIESNĪCU, RESTORĀNU UN SAISTĪTO NOZARU KOMERSANTU DARBINIEKU APMĀCĪBU PROJEKTS".
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