Travel Salary Index - April 2014

23rd May 2014
Easter Hits Travel Recruitment Market
C&M Travel Recruitment and C&M Executive Recruitment's 
Travel Salary Index - April 2014
C&M Travel Salary Index - April 2014
  • Salaries fall in April for first time this year
  • Number of new candidates and vacancies also dip due to Easter distractions

Travel salaries down in April

Easter took its toll on the travel recruitment market with salaries falling for the first time in 2014, according to the latest Travel Salary Index from C&M Travel Recruitment and C&M Executive Recruitment. On average, wages for all new jobs registered at the companies in April fell by 2.99 per cent compared to March, with the three-month average figure also dipping by 0.24 per cent.

The fall follows three months of consecutive rises, with salaries now back at the levels seen in December 2013. Numbers also remain down compared to the impressive figures seen in the first four months of last year.

Candidate registrations take a dip

The amount of new jobs being made available and the number of candidates registering for roles also fell in the month, although much of these dips can be attributed to the Easter holiday period, which is traditionally one of the quietest for the travel recruitment sector. Easter also took place three weeks later this year pushing the holiday period from March in 2013 to April in 2014, meaning that year-on-year comparisons are a less accurate indicator than usual.

Commenting on the stats, Barbara Kolosinska, sales director at C&M Travel Recruitment and C&M Executive Recruitment, said: "The Easter break obviously hit the travel recruitment market in April, but average salaries were also affected by a dip in the number of mid-level jobs being made available.

"However, we actually saw a strong increase in the amount of executive jobs coming onto the market, while there was also a healthy number of new entry and intermediate vacancies in the month.

"There has been a strong annual increase in the number of new travel jobs being made available so far this year, but the number of candidates registering for new roles hasn't been able to keep up with demand. Due to this reduced competition, it could now be a great time for quality candidates to re-enter the jobs market and look at the options available to them."


All figures are drawn from the salaries of the month's new vacancies advertised with C&M Travel Recruitment and C&M Executive Recruitment.

C&M Travel Recruitment was established in 1998 and is the largest and most successful specialist travel recruitment company in the UK.

For further information please contact: Owen Mckeon (content manager - 0161 238 4497 / or Barbara Kolosinska (sales director - 07507 602 069 /



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