Travel placements remain at near-record levels in July

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

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  • Travel job placements rise 5%
  • Highest ever number of placements for July
  • Candidate numbers remain steady
  • Vacancies rise from June, but fall from 2021

Another strong month for travel recruitment

The number of travel job placements increased in July and remained at near-record levels, according to the latest figures from C&M Travel Recruitment.

With a rise of five per cent from June, last month's total number of travel job placements was the fifth highest since November 2017.

It was also the highest figure ever recorded for the month of July since the index began in 2012, standing 149 per cent above July 2021 and up by 74 per cent from July 2019, up by 49 per cent from July 2018, up by five per cent from July 2017 and up by eight per cent from July 2016.

Candidate and vacancies both rise

The volume of new candidates searching for travel jobs also remained historically high in July with a two per cent rise from the previous month. Despite being down by 24 per cent from July 2021 (which was the highest number in the past four years), last month's figure was up by 45 per cent from July 2019 and up by 44 per cent from July 2018.

Similarly, the number of new travel jobs being created in July 2022 increased by 14 per cent from June. The figure was down by 19 per cent from July 2021, but was up by 14 per cent from July 2019, down by two per cent from July 2018 and up by eight per cent from July 2017.

Speaking about the stats, Barbara Kolosinska, Managing Director at C&M Travel Recruitment, said: "With the summer holidays in full swing, July traditionally results in a dip in activity, but July 2022 actually saw vacancies, placements and new candidates all rise from the previous month! This is the first time this has happened since July 2012 and demonstrates the sheer level of demand that the travel industry has for talent at the moment.

"August is usually the industry's quietest month for recruitment outside of December, so it will be interesting to see if it also defies historical trends – and early indications suggest that it will be another very healthy month."


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 /