Number of new travel jobs in June falls by 26% versus last year

The number of new travel jobs made available in June was more than 20% down on the same month last year, according to the latest figures from C&M Travel Recruitment.

The total of new roles being advertised fell by 26% compared with June 2023, and by 2% on the previous month.

Similarly, the number of new candidates searching for jobs in the industry fell by 22% last month, after reaching a 2024 high in May.

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This was also down by 11% from the same month in 2023.

There was also a decrease in the number of people being placed in new travel jobs, with a 27% monthly fall and a 35% dip from June 2023.

Barbara Kolosinska, managing director at C&M Travel Recruitment, said: “Summer is always a slow period for travel recruitment with many potential jobseekers and decision makers away on holiday.

“And with the Euros, Wimbledon and the Olympics offering even more distractions, this summer was never likely to break any records for jobs activity.”

Kolosinska added: “But of course not everyone is away on holiday, so this creates a great opportunity for travel companies to snap up experienced talent while their competitors temporarily delay their recruitment plans.

“The run-up to a general election also always quietens the jobs market. Now that the votes are in and we have a new government in place, we envisage that things may pick up as we enter the peak of summer.”

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