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C&M Travel Recruitment's Activity Index – May 2023

(TRAVPR.COM) UNITED KINGDOM - June 15th, 2023 - New travel job vacancies jump 131% in May

C&M Travel Recruitment’s Activity Index – May 2023

  • Candidates and vacancies see big monthly rises
  • Placements remain slower than average

Big rise in travel recruitment activity

The number of new travel job vacancies rose by a huge 131 per cent in May 2023, according to the latest figures from C&M Travel Recruitment.

Last month's total was the highest since January, and also stands two per cent ahead of the pre-pandemic month of May 2019.

Similarly, the number of new candidates searching for new travel jobs jumped by 24 per cent last month and also increased by two per cent from May 2022. Last month's rise was a welcome rebound from the fall seen in April and marked a 74 per cent increase from May 2021 and also a 22 per cent rise from May 2019.

Smaller increase for placements

The month also saw a small six per cent rise in the number of people being placed in new jobs in travel. However, the number remained low compared to previous Mays, with a drop of 67 per cent from the record-high month of May 2022, while it was also 27 per cent behind May 2019.

Speaking about the stats, Barbara Kolosinska, Managing Director at C&M Travel Recruitment, said: "After a fall in activity around the Easter holidays, we're very pleased to see a big rebound in recruitment in May.

"In particular, it's great to see so many new travel jobs being made available. We're seeing more new roles being created than before the pandemic and, with salaries continuing to rise, this is further evidence that there are some truly fantastic opportunities currently out there for the right candidates."


All figures are drawn from the month’s new vacancies advertised with C&M Travel Recruitment.

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

For further information please contact: Owen Mckeon (Marketing and Operations Manager - 0161 238 4497 / or Barbara Kolosinska (Managing Director - 07507 602 069 /


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