HOTREC, the umbrella association representing the hospitality sector in Europe, has launched a new website in order to communicate and interact better with EU policy makers, other stakeholders in the tourism sector and the specialised media. The new website incorporates various social media tools and the possibility to subscribe to the HOTREC quarterly newsletter ‘Live from Brussels’. HOTREC represents the hotel, restaurant and café industry at European level. The sector counts 1,7 million businesses, with almost 92% of them being micro enterprises, employing less than ten people. The industry provides some 9,5 million jobs in the EU alone. HOTREC brings together 43 national associations representing the sector in 26 different European countries.