The global travel and tourism industry experienced a 17% drop in new job postings related to online travel in Q3 2023 compared with the previous quarter, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics. This compares to a 38% decrease versus Q3 2022. GlobalData’s Travel & Tourism: Hiring Trends & Signals Q3 2023 report reveals comprehensive insights into hiring patterns, job roles, required skills, geographical trends, and key themes within the travel & tourism industry, facilitating anticipation of future workforce needs. Buy the report here.

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Notably, Management Occupations jobs accounted for a 33% share of the global travel and tourism industry’s online travel-related total new job postings in Q3 2023, down 12% over the prior quarter.

Management Occupations drive online travel-related hiring activity

Management Occupations, with a share of 33%, emerged as the top online travel-related job roles within the travel and tourism industry in Q3 2023, with new job postings drop by 12% quarter-on-quarter. Computer and Mathematical Occupations came in second with a share of 15% in Q3 2023, with new job postings rising by 0.56% over the previous quarter.

The other prominent online travel roles include Office and Administrative Support Occupations with a 6% share in Q3 2023, Business and Financial Operations Occupations with a 6% share of new job postings.

Top five companies in travel and tourism industry accounted for 76% of hiring activity

The top companies, in terms of number of new job postings tracked by GlobalData, as of Q3 2023 were Expedia Group, Booking, TripAdvisor, Trip Group, and Hotelbeds S.L.U.. Together they accounted for a combined share of 76% of all online travel-related new jobs in the travel and tourism industry.

Expedia Group posted 329 online travel-related new jobs in Q3 2023, Booking 256 jobs, TripAdvisor 135 jobs, Trip Group 127 jobs, and Hotelbeds S.L.U. 73 jobs, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics.

Hiring activity was driven by the US with a 27.67% share of total new job postings, Q3 2023

The largest share of online travel-related new job postings in the travel and tourism industry in Q3 2023 was in the US with 27.67% followed by the UK (13.05%) and the Netherlands (12.56%). The share represented by the US was one percentage point higher than the 27.14% share it accounted for in Q2 2023.

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This content was updated on 8 October 2023

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