The travel sector is forecast to maintain job recruitment despite uncertainty created by the Brexit vote.

The projection came from C&M Travel Recruitment and C&M Executive Recruitment as they reported that more vacancies are being filled in the travel industry than at any point since at least 2009.

The total number of travel job placements in the first half of the year rose by 31.69% over the same period in 2015 to reach its highest level since the companies’ records began.

The total number of placements in June equalled a record high monthly figure set last October, and was up 29.69% from the same month last year. 

Meanwhile, travel job placements have increased year-on-year in 32 of the last 33 months, meaning there has only been one dip since September 2013.

C&M director, Barbara Kolosinska, said: “In terms of the number of travel jobs being filled, the travel industry is now in its strongest and most positive position so far this decade.

“This is clearly great news for the industry and shows that many travel companies are becomingly increasingly confident about creating – and filling – new positions within their business.”

She added: “Of course we now face a new challenge in Brexit. And while the decision’s full impact on the travel industry is still uncertain, early indications of activity and intent from our clients suggest that the sector will continue on with their recruitment plans undiminished.

“I have worked in travel for more than two decades and have seen the huge effect that recessions, natural disasters and terrorist acts have had on our industry, and I have no doubt that while Britain’s decision to leave the EU will impact us all, it will create opportunities for focused, flexible and ambitious companies as well.”