The number of new candidates searching for jobs in the travel industry in September this year was down by 12% from September 2022, according to the latest figures from C&M Travel Recruitment’s Activity Index.
Analysis by the recruitment firm shows the number of candidates was slightly up (4%) from September 2021 but down by 18% from September 2019.
There was also a dramatic fall in job placements during September, with the number of candidates finding new travel roles dipping by 59% compared with September 2022.
The number of new travel jobs being made available dipped to its lowest point in five months, down by 53% from the same month last year.
Barbara Kolosinska, Managing Director at C&M Travel Recruitment, said: “Salaries are up by around 13% so far this year and it’s vitally important that we promote the perks of working in travel and continue to do all we can to encourage candidates to join our industry.
“Travel recruitment activity remains slower than we would traditionally expect at this time of year, but that also means there are fantastic opportunities for employers to access a wider talent pool by advertising their upcoming vacancies immediately.”