Brussels, 20 July 2018 – Yesterday the Belgian federal parliament adopted by unanimous vote a new law banning rate parity clauses from contracts between online booking platforms and tourist accommodation providers. This legislative move was initiated by Horeca Bruxelles/Brussel, Horeca Vlaanderen and Horeca Wallonie, with the support of the Belgian consumer organisation ‘Test Achat’. Belgium now follows the way of Austria, France and Italy, while in Germany such clauses are prohibited by competition authority’s decisions. With this vote in the Belgian parliament, in more than half of the European tourism market (in terms of overnight stays) hoteliers may finally freely set the conditions for the distribution of their own products.

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Latvijas Viesnīcu un restorānu asociācijas (LVRA) prezidents J.Pinnis, kopā ar A,Varņecki un I.Tomsoni piedalījās 18. Alānijas tūrisma un mākslas festivālā, kas šī gada 25.-27.jūnijā norisinājās Alānijā (Turcijā) un bija īpaši veltīts Baltijas valstu simtgadei.

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Saulainajā 18. jūnija pirmdienā sportot gribētāji pulcējās uz LVRA 16. Vasaras sporta spēlēm Bulduru dārzkopības vidusskolas sporta kompleksā. Kopumā piedalījās 7 komandas. Paldies visiem sportotājiem, kuri sezonas darbu virpulī atrada iespēju piedalīties spēlēs.

Lūk arī spēļu rezultāti: 1. vietu kopvērtējumā izcīnīja komanda “Key to Rīga”, 2. vietu komanda “Hotel Justus Rīga”, un 3. vietu, draudzīgi apvienojoties, izcīnīja komanda “Rixwell&Entresol”.

Paldies par atbalstu un laipno uzņemšanu Bulduru Dārzkopības vidusskolai, kā arī īpašs paldies par atsaucību Ingrīdai Eglei.

Liels paldies arī mūsu atbalstītājiem:

alus darbnīcai “Teika”, SIA “Venden”, SIA “Dayton” un “Nestle Professional”, kā arī SIA “All Logo Chocolate” – bez jūsu atbalsta šī diena nebūtu tik skaista.


HOTREC, the European umbrella association of hotels, restaurants and cafés, developed a position paper addressing the issue of ‘overtourism’, an issue which is of growing concern for several cities. The European hospitality industry would like to contribute to related ongoing discussions in a constructive manner being one of the key stakeholders in tourism and thus puts now forward 5 recommendations for policy makers. Only with common efforts and taking the interests of all parties into account it will be able to find common solutions to ensure, that tourism remains a sustainable and beneficial activity for everyone even in destinations considered to be over-crowded.

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Brussels, 19 June 2018 - In today’s public hearing of the European Parliament on platform to business relation, HOTREC emphasised the need for further fine-tuning the recently proposed Commission Regulation. The European hotel market is characterized by small and medium sized enterprises which become increasingly dependent on just two major online intermediaries. This fosters huge imbalances and leads to practices which have to be regulated.

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