New Travel Jobs Hit Yearly High

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Number of New Travel Jobs Hits Yearly High

C&M Travel Recruitment and C&M Executive Recruitment’s Travel Salary Index – September 2016


September 2016

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  • Travel job numbers rise to new high for 2016
  • Job placement numbers rise to all-time high
  • Small fall for average travel salaries, but standard salaries remain static

New 2016 high for vacancies

The number of new jobs being created in the travel and tourism industry rose to a new yearly high in September, according to the latest Travel Salary Index from C&M Travel Recruitment and C&M Executive Recruitment which surveyed the month’s new vacancies.

September saw a huge 41 per cent increase in new travel jobs being created compared to August, while there was also a 10 per cent increase in the number of candidates registering for new positions in the month.

In further evidence that the busier autumn season has arrived, the month also saw a new record number of travel jobs being filled, with the total rising to its highest level since records began in 2011.

Speaking about the figures, Barbara Kolosinska, Director at C&M Travel Recruitment and C&M Executive Recruitment, said: “With many new travel jobs being created and many new candidates actively looking for these roles, it’s now clear that the quiet summer period is, thankfully, behind us.

“What’s even more encouraging is that we saw more travel jobs being filled in September than in any month since our records began in 2011. Considering all the events that have affected both the travel industry and the wider economy over the last few months, it’s hugely reassuring that companies in our industry are still choosing to recruit in record numbers.”

Little movement in standard salaries

For the third month in a row there was minimal movement in salaries for the average standard job in travel (those paying up to £40,000). September’s figure fell by 0.19 per cent (or £42) to £21,820 which continues the recent trend that has seen wages fall no lower than £21,747 and rise no higher than £21,866 since June. However, standard travel salaries remain historically high and have now risen annually for the past 16 consecutive months.

Overall, the average wage for a new job in travel fell by 2.54 per cent in the month to £24,974, although this still remains 1.13 per cent up compared to September 2015.

Note: All figures are drawn from the salaries of the month’s new vacancies advertised with C&M Travel Recruitment and C&M Executive Recruitment.


C&M Travel Recruitment was established in 1998 and is the largest and most successful specialist travel recruitment company in the UK.

At C&M Travel Recruitment, They always endeavor to provide the highest quality of service to all of their clients, whether large or small.
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[Source: C&M Travel Recruitment-Media Relations]
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