- New travel jobs jump by 40 per cent from August 2022
- Candidates and placements dip to 2023 low
Strong month for new travel vacancies
The number of new job opportunities in the travel industry has risen to its highest August total since 2017, according to the latest figures from C&M Travel Recruitment.
Last month's figure was up by 40 per cent from August 2022, up by 78 per cent from August 2021, up by nine per cent from August 2019 and up by 12 per cent from August 2018.
Even more impressively, August 2023 recorded the third highest monthly total of new travel roles so far this year – despite the distractions of the late summer holidays.
Summer slowdown for candidates
In contrast, the volume of new candidates searching for jobs in the travel industry fell by 18 per cent in August to its lowest level in 2023 so far. However, with the exception of December, August is traditionally the slowest month of the year for travel recruitment. August 2023's figure stands just four per cent below August 2022, 15 per cent below August 2021, nine per cent below August 2019 and up by seven per cent from August 2018.
The month also saw a fall in new travel job placements, with August's total dipping by 26 per cent from the previous month and by 58 per cent from August 2022.
Speaking about the stats, Barbara Kolosinska, Managing Director at C&M Travel Recruitment, said: "August is always one of the slowest months of the year for recruitment – with holidays and late summer childcare taking priority for both job seekers and decision makers. Despite that, August was a much busier month for new vacancies than we have seen in recent years.
"Lots of exciting roles have newly been made available and this should lead to an increase in job placements in the next couple of months. Also, travel salaries have now been steadily rising for around two years and we're continuing to see monthly increases as companies battle for the best candidates in the market."
All figures are drawn from the month’s new vacancies advertised with C&M Travel 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 (Marketing and Operations Manager - 0161 238 4497 / firstname.lastname@example.org) or Barbara Kolosinska (Managing Director - 07507 602 069 / email@example.com).