The level of new candidates seeking jobs in travel has risen to its highest level in more than three years.
The total number of job seekers in July exceeded every month since March 2018 and was 51% up on the previous four-week period.
Last month’s figure was also up by 90% from the number of new candidates seen before the pandemic in June 2019, according to the latest figures from C&M Travel Recruitment and C&M Executive Recruitment.
July’s total of new travel job vacancies more than doubled the previous pandemic-high set in June.
Last month’s total number of new roles was the highest since January 2020 and was the fifth highest figure in the last four years.
Compared to pre-pandemic levels, July’s figure was up by 40% from July 2019.
There was a jump in the number of people being placed in new travel jobs, with July’s figure rising by 57% month-on-month – the highest monthly total since February 2020.
Total travel job placements have now grown by 152% in the last quarter compared to the previous three months, according to the statistics.
C&M director Barbara Kolosinska said: “We’ve seen a positive upward trend for a number of months now and, thankfully, this momentum is continuing to build.
“This is the first time in a year and half that we have seen candidate and vacancy numbers both rise above their pre-pandemic averages and that’s truly wonderful to see after so many tough months.
“Many travel companies have recently begun recruiting again in order to cope with increased levels of demand, and it’s very encouraging to see that increasing numbers of travel candidates now feel confident enough to look at their careers and assess the great opportunities available to them in our industry.”