The German Hotel and Restaurant Association (DEHOGA) is the umbrella organisation for the hospitality industry in Germany. This growing service provision sector, which primarily consists of small and medium-sized enterprises, represents a significant force in the German economy. DEHOGA's regional and trade associations bring together all types of companies, from luxury hotels to local bars, from staff canteens to top restaurants. At national level, DEHOGA is a respected point of contact for politicians, public authorities and interest groups from trade and industry. DEHOGA protects the economic and socio-political interests as well as the ideals of companies and professionals working in the German hospitality industry.