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Average salaries for new jobs in the travel industry went up in August compared to both the previous month and year for the first time since April.

The average new travel role paid £24,787, which marked a 0.92% increase compared to July and was 3.53% up from the level seen in August 2012.

The three-month average figure, seen as a more reliable indicator of trends, fell by a marginal 0.52% or £128 compared to July and increased by 1.60% annually.

The figures come from the latest monthly travel salary index from C&M Recruitment Consultancy and Chisholm & Moore Executive Recruitment, which studied all new vacancies registered at the companies in August.

C&M sales director Barbara Kolosinska said: “This marks the second consecutive monthly rise in travel job salaries, which hopefully means that the falls we saw at the start of the summer were a temporary blip.

“Salaries often seem to dip in the summer months, so to have seen consecutive increases in July and August is an extremely encouraging indicator for the usually more buoyant autumn season.”

August saw a small monthly dip in both the number of new candidates registering with the recruitment firm and the number of new job vacancies advertised.

Kolosinska added: “The summer lull in the jobs market is hopefully coming to an end now that September is here and people have arrived back from their holidays.

“Many people’s attentions will now return to their careers and we expect to see increases in both the number of new applicants and vacancies in the next few months.”