The global travel and tourism industry experienced a 7% rise in new job postings in Q1 2023 compared with the previous quarter, with the highest share accounted for by Marriott International with 56,134 job postings according to GlobalData’s analysis of travel & tourism company job postings. Buy the report here.
Notably, Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations jobs accounted for a 16% share of the global travel and tourism industry’s new job postings in Q1 2023, up 12% over the prior quarter.
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations drive travel and tourism hiring activity
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations, with a share of 16%, was the occupation with the greatest hiring activity in the global travel and tourism industry in Q1 2023, ahead of Management Occupations with a 14% share of job postings.
The other prominent roles include Office and Administrative Support Occupations with a 10% share in Q1 2023, Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations with a 22% share and Personal Care and Service Occupations with a 5% share of new job postings.
Top five companies in travel and tourism industry accounted for 54% of hiring activity
The top five companies, in terms of number of new job postings tracked by GlobalData, accounted for a combined 54% share of the overall hiring activity in the global travel and tourism industry in Q1 2023.
Marriott International posted 56,134 jobs in Q1 2023 and registered a growth of 118% over the previous quarter, followed by Accor with 15,055 jobs and a 57% growth. Hilton Worldwide with 12,991 jobs and Shangri-La Asia with 11,696 jobs, recorded a 35% growth and a 291% rise, respectively, while Hyatt Hotels recorded a 16% rise with 9,182 job postings during Q1 2023.
Hiring activity was driven by North America with a 49% share of total new job postings, Q1 2023
North America held the leading share of the new job postings in the global travel and tourism industry with a 49% share, a 3% lower over Q4 2022. Asia-Pacific stood next with 26%, registering a 70% growth over the previous quarter.
Europe with a 15% share marked a 30% drop over Q4 2022. The Middle East & Africa and South & Central America accounted for shares of 30% and 35% respectively.