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Travel Recruitment Slows In Run-Up To Christmas

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C&M Travel Recruitment and C&M Executive Recruitment's Activity Index – December 2021

LONDON - eTradeWire -- Travel Recruitment Slows In Run-Up To Christmas

C&M Travel Recruitment and C&M Executive Recruitment's
Activity Index – December 2021
  • Travel vacancies and placements both fall to seven-month lows
  • Candidate numbers see big fall, but remain up on 2019
  • Activity looks set to rebound in January
Slower month for travel placements

The number of new job placements in the travel industry has fallen to its lowest level since May, according to the latest figures from C&M Travel Recruitment and C&M Executive Recruitment.

Traditionally the quietest month of the year for travel recruitment, December 2021 was even slower than normal, with placement numbers down by 54 per cent from the same month in 2019. However, last month's total remained up by 280 per cent from December 2020.

Candidates and vacancies also dip

Christmas distractions also meant that the number of new candidates searching for travel jobs fell in December to an annual low. However, December 2021's total was still up by one per cent from December 2019 and down by only seven per cent from December 2018.

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Similarly, the number of new travel vacancies has fallen to its lowest level since May 2021. December 2021's total was up by 350% from the same month in 2020, but remained down by 32 per cent from December 2019, down by 13 per cent from December 2018, down by 17 per cent from December 2017 and down by eight per cent from December 2016.

Speaking about the stats, Barbara Kolosinska, Managing Director at C&M Travel Recruitment (http://www.candm.co.uk/) and C&M Executive Recruitment, said: "December is always the slowest month of the year for travel recruitment, so these figures are no surprise. Many candidates and hiring managers understandably focus on their holidays over the Christmas period, but we can all now concentrate on making the most of the year ahead.

"It's a huge understatement to say that the travel industry is in a much, much healthier position than it was last January. We're all eager to ensure this is a truly positive and buoyant year for travel, and we're seeing many travel companies looking to add great travel talent to their teams so they can capitalise on the increasing demand from holidaymakers.

"The month has started very strongly, and we've already seen more new travel job vacancies in the first two weeks of January 2022 than we saw in the whole of December 2021."

Source: C&M Travel Recruitment
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