New travel placements decline

Saturday, 14 Jan, 2022 0

The number of new job placements in the travel industry has fallen to its lowest level since May, according to the latest data from C&M Travel Recruitment and C&M Executive Recruitment.

Traditionally the quietest month of the year for travel recruitment, December 2021 was even slower than normal, with placement numbers down by 54% from the same month in 2019.

However, last month’s total remained up by 280% compared to December 2020.

Christmas distractions also meant that the number of new candidates searching for travel jobs fell in December to an annual low.

The number of new travel vacancies fell to its lowest level since May 2021.

December 2021’s total remained down by 32% from December 2019, and down by 13% from December 2018.

Barbara Kolosinska, Director at C&M Travel Recruitment and C&M Executive Recruitment, said: "These figures are no surprise. Many candidates and hiring managers understandably focus on their holidays over the Christmas period, but we can all now concentrate on making the most of the year ahead."

"It’s a huge understatement to say that the travel industry is in a much healthier position than it was last January. We’re all eager to ensure this is a truly positive and buoyant year for travel, and we’re seeing many travel companies looking to add travel talent to their teams so they can capitalise on the increasing demand from holidaymakers."

"The month has started very strongly, and we’ve already seen more new travel job vacancies in the first two weeks of January 2022 than we saw in the whole of December 2021."

Related News Stories :   All-Inclusive by Marriott Bonvoy launches travel agent incentive     A&K expands agency sales team     South East Travel renews partnership with Sabre     Brand USA hosts Megafam to a dozen states     TUI opening 21 new travel agency stores in 2023     Cannon Travel joins Hays Travel Independence Group  


TravelMole Editorial Team

Editor for TravelMole North America and Asia pacific regions. Ray is a highly experienced (15+ years) skilled journalist and editor predominantly in travel, hospitality and lifestyle working with a huge number of major market-leading brands. He has also cover in-depth news, interviews and features in general business, finance, tech and geopolitical issues for a select few major news outlets and publishers.

Most Read

Mike Ferguson of Skyscanner talks to Graham about expansion and the new research key for DMO’s

Dana Young updates Graham McKenzie on the progress Visit Florida is making

Jenna Saucedo-Hererra of Greater SATX

Charles Godot General Manager at voco Dubai Palm Jumeirah

Robert Khoury JA Resorts and Hotels Vice President Sales and Marketing

Harry Hastings of Ocean Holidays talks to Graham McKenzie about the past 20 years and the next 20

Nium - Is this the fastest growing Fintech company? Spencer Hanlon talks to Graham McKenzie

Sarah Doyle from Visit Phoenix

Michelle and Jalyssa of Visit Mesa

Alison Cryer, MBE of Representation Plus

Tracy Vaughan, SVP Global Trade Development at Visit Lauderdale

Marc Anderson CEO of Visit San Antonio speaks to Graham McKenzie in London about his city and IPW23

Your Email is bounced out please whitelist Or You can change your email from your profile Setting Section

Your region selection will be saved in your cookie for future visits. Please enable your cookie for so this dialog box will not come up again.

Price Based Country test mode enabled for testing United States (US). You should do tests on private browsing mode. Browse in private with Firefox, Chrome and Safari