Founded in 1977, the Spanish Federation of Hospitality (FEHR) is made up of 75 business associations from the hospitality industry throughout Spain. It is the only business organization on a state level that represents the collective of over 360,000 companies that make up the Spanish restaurant industry.
FEHR represents all of the different kinds of companies that belong to hospitality sector: restaurants, cafeterias, bars, restaurant chains, accommodation and nightlife. This sector employs 1.2 million people and has a sales volume of 111,215 million Euros (figures from 2008), accounting for 6% of Spain's GNP.
FEHR also includes AQUÍ ESPAÑA, the Association of Spanish Restaurateurs from around the globe, which brings together those who own of establishments abroad.
The Spanish Hospitality Federation: