Travel job placements tie record-high in May

C&M Travel Recruitment’s Activity Index – May 2022

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  • Joint highest ever number of travel job placements
  • New candidates reach 10-month high
  • Second highest number of new travel vacancies since January 2020

Placements, placements, placements…

The number of candidates placed in new travel jobs reached its joint highest ever level last month, according to the latest figures from C&M Travel Recruitment.

May's total was up by 15 per cent from April and tied the record figure set in March 2022. Last month's number of placements was up by a huge 679 per cent from May 2021, up by 122 per cent from May 2019, up by 36 per cent from May 2018, up by 31 per cent from May 2017 and up by 43 per cent from May 2016.

Busy month for travel recruitment

The number of new candidates searching for travel jobs reached a 10-month high in May after jumping by 34 per cent from April. Last month’s total was the second highest since January 2020 and was up by 20 per cent from May 2019.

Similarly, the number of new travel vacancies rose by 5 per cent in May to reach the second highest level since January 2020. Standing below only March 2022's record figures, last month's total was up by 320 per cent from May 2021, up by 18 per cent from May 2019 and up by 6 per cent from May 2018.

Speaking about the stats, Barbara Kolosinska, Managing Director at C&M Travel Recruitment, said: "May followed the trend for 2022 and was another huge month for travel recruitment. Since March, we've had the three busiest months we've ever seen, with record numbers of candidates being placed in new travel jobs. Recruitment in the travel industry really is at historic levels right now.

"What's more, May was also a huge month for new travel vacancies, so the boom we're currently experiencing is clearly not going to end any time soon. While candidate volumes are still not keeping up with demand, the number of new applicants is at a 10-month high - and with the amount of extremely attractive new travel jobs now on offer, we hope to see even more talent searching for new roles over the summer."


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 / or Barbara Kolosinska (Managing Director - 07507 602 069 /