Through a three year action plan informed by robust evidence, HATS Network is focused on addressing three key priorities for the hospitality and tourism sector:
Maximising promotion of the sector to encourage and support recruitment of new talent into future employment
Promoting good working practices and building industry awareness of available skills support to retain talent
Harnessing collaborative working across key partners and leveraging existing resources for skills and career development to maximum effect
The HATS network project is supported by Invest Northern Ireland under its Collaborative Growth Programme.
Founding members: Bishops Gate Hotel, Airporter, Coppi Restaurants, Fitzwilliam Hotel, Westville Hotel Group, James St & Co, Hastings Hotels Group, Titanic Belfast, McKeever Hotels Group, Dalata Hotels, Andras House Hotels, Beannchor, Galgorm Spa & Golf Resort, and Northern Ireland Hotels Federation.
Partners: Department for the Economy, Department for Communities, Invest NI, Tourism NI, Institute of Hospitality, FE Tourism Hub, Ulster University, Springboard, NI Tourism Alliance, Hospitality Ulster, Bus & Coach NI and Education Authority.