Mission & Vision



HOTREC is the voice of European hospitality. Our industry is at the heart of European tourism development by fostering the industry’s growth, jobs and innovation and by unlocking its potential.

HOTREC is the umbrella Association of Hotels, Restaurants, Bars and Cafes and similar establishments in Europe, which brings together 47 National associations in 36 countries.



Restaurants, Cafés & Bars

Similar Establishment


National associations


Our mission:

As the platform of European hospitality associations, we promote the key role of the hospitality and tourism sector in Europe. We act as a forum for exchange and help advance a regulatory framework and a business environment in which we can deliver the most value to European society and economy.

HOTREC is constituted under Belgian law as a not-for-profit association.