TRAVEL Weekly has officially launched a dedicated service for executive recruitment.
Called Hi Flyers, the initiative has been developed in response to the growing number of travel recruitment companies setting up specialist divisions aimed at this market.
A monthly page in Travel Weekly will advertise jobs in travel with annual salaries of £35,000 or above, and the first of a series of special supplements, focusing on this market, will be published in June.
Key account manager Kirsty Sales said: “Most of the major recruitment companies have now launched dedicated executive recruitment departments. More and more highly paid jobs are becoming available in the travel industry, partly down to the growth in the e-commerce side of travel with the likes of Expedia and Opodo. We want to tap into that growing market.”
Sales said travel is often perceived as a low-paid industry, but this was changing.
“There are some really good salaries out there for people with the right experience. More companies are taking on people and fast-tracking them through their careers. Because they have been trained so well, candidates are commanding higher salaries. If people work hard, they can eventually be earning £70,000 to £100,000.”
At the end of this month a special Hi Flyers section will be launched on the Travel Weekly website.
“Rather than search through all the companies, candidates will be able to go straight through to the more highly paid executive positions,” said Sales.