Horeca (also HoReCa, HORECA) is an abbreviation for the food service industry. The term is a syllabic abbreviation of the words Hotel/Restaurant/Café. The term is mostly used in Dutch. In English, this term is often known as (Hotel and) Catering Industry.
The Dutch Uniforme Voorwaarden Horeca (UVH) is translated into English as Uniform Conditions for the Hotel and Catering Industry. This code covers hotels, bars, restaurants and related businesses in the Netherlands. Koninklijke Horeca Nederland is the Dutch trade association for the hotel and catering industry.
This sector is one of the fastest growing in Europe. In 2004, more than 7.8 million people were employed and the sector generated more than $338 billion turnover. Jobs tend to be temporary, with irregular hours, low pay, and few career prospects. There is a high proportion of young people working in the sector. Some distribution companies use this term to define the food & beverage service trade channel or the hospitality trade channel.
Some tobacco companies use this term to define the food & beverage service trade channel or the hospitality trade channel..
- "Abbreviations and Acronyms". Eurostat. Retrieved 28 February 2017.
- Uniform Conditions for the Hotel and Catering Industry - Koninklijk Horeca Nederland
- Eurostat, 2005
- Eurofound, 2005
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