Travel recruitment stays at historic highs despite dip

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

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  • Travel job placements fall from May's record high…
  • …But still post fifth highest number in past four years
  • Candidates and vacancies both dip, but remain well up on 2021

Strong month for travel placements

The number of candidates placed in new travel jobs dipped in June, but remained at historically high levels, according to the latest figures from C&M Travel Recruitment.

Despite falling by 28 per cent from May's record figure, June still saw the fifth highest number of placements in the past four years (four of which have occurred in the past four months, with the exception being January 2019).

Last month's figure was up by 271 per cent from June 2021, up by 47 per cent from June 2019 and up by five per cent from June 2018.

Candidates and vacancies fall back

The number of new candidates registering for travel jobs dipped in June by seven per cent, but it was still up by 13 per cent compared to the same month last year. June 2022's total was also up by 23 per cent from June 2019 and up by 18 per cent from June 2018.

After an extremely busy first five months of the year, the number of travel job vacancies has dipped to its lowest level of 2022 so far. However, numbers remained comparable to previous Junes, with June 2022 up by 72 per cent compared to June 2021 and down by just one per cent from June 2019 and down by three per cent from June 2018.

Speaking about the stats, Barbara Kolosinska, Managing Director at C&M Travel Recruitment, said: "June may not have quite matched the volumes that we saw in May, but it was still an extremely busy month for travel recruitment. Simply put, the last few months have been some of the busiest we've ever seen, with hundreds of candidates being placed in new travel jobs.

"Things are likely to cool down slightly over the next two months as we all get distracted by long overdue summer holidays, but there continues to be a fantastic range of attractive new travel jobs to catch the eye of jobseekers across the UK."


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 /