There were more new travel jobs available last month than at any time in the past decade, with the total number 71% higher than in the previous highest month of January 2017.
More candidates also secured new travel jobs in March than in the past decade, according to C&M Recruitment.
It said March’s total number of new placements was the highest since it began keeping records in 2012 and was up 22% on September 2016, its previous record month.
The number of new placements was also up 51% on March 2019, before the pandemic struck.
“We’ve never seen a month like March! We’ve been recruiting for the travel industry since 1998 and we have never been busier – the industry is currently recruiting on a scale unlike anything we have ever seen before,” said C&M MD Barbara Kolosinska.
“This is due to a combination of reasons – a number of big travel companies are newly looking to recruit again, the business travel market is finally making a real comeback with a major recruitment drive under way, while many other travel companies simply need to take on extra employees to cope with increased demand from customers.
“It goes without saying that there are some absolutely fantastic roles out there, with some businesses offering terrific packages to secure the best talent.”
The number of candidates looking for new travel jobs last month was up 25% on March 2019 and 14% higher than last month.
“We know that there is still a shortage of experienced travel candidates looking to change roles at the moment, but there has truly never been a better time to re-enter the market and consider the abundance of wonderful opportunities currently available,” added Barbara.