New travel placements decline
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."
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