Demand for business travel candidates remains at “historically high levels”, according to the latest update from travel recruitment specialist C&M Travel Recruitment.
The UK-based agency, alongside its sister brand C&M Executive Recruitment, said that it had enjoyed the busiest August for overall travel industry job placements for more than a decade.
At the same time, the total number of vacancies across travel dropped to its lowest level in 2022 and candidate numbers also fell to a four-month low.
C&M managing director Barbara Kolosinska said there had been a “marked increase” in demand for business travel candidates since February and this trend has continued throughout 2022.
“While August saw a dip in business travel placements compared to the previous month, demand for such candidates remains at historically high levels, with August 2022 seeing 159 per cent more candidates being placed in business travel roles than in August 2019,” added Kolosinska.
She said that August was traditionally “one of the slowest months” for recruitment and there had been a “significant bounce back in activity” so far in September, despite growing concerns about the state of the UK economy.
C&M’s update came after Business Travel Association chair Suzanne Horner warned that “staffing has been and will continue to be a massive struggle” for the industry when she spoke at the BTA conference in Belfast earlier this week.