Welcome to HOTREC’s 86th General Assembly in Tenerife!

On this page, you will find all the information about the event: the detailed agenda, updated list of participants, and information about the speakers.

Get in touch with the HOTREC team for any questions!



Programme 26 April

12:00                 Lunch for Hotelstars Union Meeting attendees | GF Victoria Hotel, GO FUN Restaurant

13:00 – 16:00   Hotelstars Union meeting | GF Victoria Hotel, Blue Room

16:30 – 17:30    HOTREC Executive Committee meeting | GF Victoria Hotel, Victoria Room

19:45                  Welcome party – meeting at the reception of the hotel Iberostar Selection Anthelia

20:00 – 23:00   Welcome party | Hotel Iberostar Selection Anthelia


Programme 27 April

Location: GF Victoria Hotel, Las Olas room

09:00               Welcome by Mr Alexandros Vassilikos, President of HOTREC, Mr José Luis Yzuel, President of Hostelería de España, and Mr Jorge Marichal, President of CEHAT.


  • Priorities of the Spanish EU Presidency, Ms Rosana Morillo, State Secretary for Tourism of Spain

09:30 – 10:45   Statutory session for members only (See separate agenda)

10:45 – 11:15      COFFEE BREAK

11:15 – 12:30      The Future of Gastronomy

Panel discussion moderated by Ms Marine Thizon, Public Affairs Manager, HOTREC


12:30 – 14:00    LUNCH | GF Victoria Hotel, Chaboco Restaurant

14:00 – 14:30      Trends in Tourism & Hospitality in Spain 

Presentation by Mr Ramón Estalella, Secretary General, CEHAT, and Mr Emilio Gallego Zuazo, Secretary General, Hostelería de España

14:30 – 15:15      Payments: Past, Present and Future

Presentation by Mr Atze Faas, Adviser, Payments, EuroCommerce

15:15 – 15:45     COFFEE BREAK

15:45 – 16:45     Members’ initiatives and discussion

HOTREC members will exchange on initiatives in their associations


  • Ms Christine Welter, UMIH, France
  • Mr Tim Fenn, IHF, Ireland
  • Ms Maria Dinböck, APHA, Austria
  • Ms Agni Christidou, HCH, Greece

19:45                       Gala dinner – Meeting at the reception of the Bahia del Duque Hotel

20:00 – 23:00    Gala dinner | Bahia del Duque Hotel

Programme 28 April

08:45                        Meet at the reception of the GF Victoria Hotel

09:00 – 09:30         Bus trip to Technological Institute of Renewable Energy (ITER) from the GF Victoria Hotel

09:30 – 10:00          Welcome and facilities introduction | ITER 

10:00 – 11:00           Bioclimatic Houses visit (in groups)

11:00 – 11:30            COFFEE BREAK

11:30 – 12:30        Tourism and hospitality: are we ready to embrace the sustainability goals?

Panel discussion moderated by Ms Marta Machado, Deputy Director General, HOTREC


12:30 – 13:00           Bus trip back from ITER

13:00 – 14:30           LUNCH | GF Victoria Hotel, Chaboco Restaurant

15:45                         Meeting at the reception of the GF Victoria Hotel

16:00                         Departure from GF Victoria Hotel to Puerto Colon, Costa Adeje

16:30 – 19:30           Dolphin and whale watching catamaran trip