Global Chain Hyatt Ready to Consider Training Partnership with Bulgaria's State-run Restaurant and Hotel Management Schools

20 April 2023

The global chain Hyatt is ready to consider a training partnership with the public schools of restaurant and hotel management in Bulgaria. The proposal for such cooperation was made by Tourism Minister Ilin Dimitrov, at a meeting with Javier Aguila, Group President — EAME, who is responsible for leading the strategic growth and overall operations of Hyatt's portfolio in Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

‘It is important for us that young people have the opportunity to be trained in the spirit of the high standards you set. This will open up completely new horizons for them, which will help them to realize their potential in their profession by being trained by the best in the industry,’ Minister Dimitrov emphasized.

This proposal is another step in the Tourism Ministry's attempt to attract more young people to the sector. A campaign aimed at cooperation with specialised tourism schools is already underway and is key to solving the staffing problem. A series of meetings are being held in vocational tourism schools in the country, which are fully in the context of the European Commission's 2023 European Year of Skills. Among the Ministry of Tourism's upcoming plans is to support a competition for secondary school students studying tourism. Another important area of work is the cooperation with universities, which are the backbone of tourism in Bulgaria.

The problem with qualified staff is serious, the representatives of the global chain in Bulgaria admitted. This is the reason why they accept Minister Dimitrov's proposal with readiness for implementation in the shortest possible time.

‘We highly appreciate when big brands set foot in Bulgaria because it raises the prestige of the destination and puts it on the world map in a different way,’ Minister Dimitrov emphasized.

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