International Hotel and Restaurant Association (IH and RA)

Association internationale de l'hôtellerie et de la restauration (IH and RA)

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18 Mar 1946, Paris (France), as International Hotel Association (IHA) -- Association internationale de l'hôtellerie (AIH) -- Asociación Internacional de Hosteleria (AIH) -- Internationaler Hotelverband. Replaces International Hotelmen's Association (UIH), set up June 1869, Koblenz (Germany), and 'International Hotel Mens Alliance', formed Apr 1921, later known as International Hotel Alliance. Bylaws created and Association recognized by UN as the representative of the private industry worldwide. New constitution and statutes came into force 1 Jan 1978. Current statutes entered into force 1 Nov 1997, when adopted present name. Moved to Lausanne (Switzerland) in 2008 when new statutes and bylaws were adopted. Registered by French Ministerial Decree, 23 Sep 1949.


Promote and defend the interests of the hotel and restaurant industry worldwide.

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Advocacy/lobbying/activism; standards/guidelines; awards/prizes/competitions.


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Consultative Status

United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) (General Category); World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) (Permanent Observer Status). Cooperates with: Organization of American States (OAS).

Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 12 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 30 non-governmental organizations.
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Members in 142 countries
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UN Sustainable Development Goals **



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