The Chinese travel and tourism industry experienced a 35% drop in new job postings in Q2 2023 compared with the previous quarter, with the highest share accounted for by Marriott International with 7,183 job postings according to GlobalData’s analysis of travel and tourism company job postings. GlobalData’s China Source Tourism Insight report analyses traveller flows, spending patterns, tourists profiles, and main destination markets, providing a detailed insight into the China domestic and outbound tourism market. Buy the report here.

Notably, Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations jobs accounted for a 16% share of the Chinese’s travel and tourism industry new job postings in Q2 2023, down by 37% over the prior quarter.

Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations drive travel and tourism hiring activity

Of the industry's total hiring activity, the highest number of new job postings were for Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations, which accounted for 16% of the total new job postings in Q2 2023 and were up by 37% year-on-year. Second highest were Management Occupations, which accounted for 13% and rise by 120% year-on-year, and third highest were Office and Administrative Support Occupations, which were 30% of the new job postings and 188% higher year-on-year.

Top five companies in travel and tourism accounted for 95% of hiring activity

The highest number of jobs were posted by Marriott International with 7,183, followed by InterContinental Hotels Group with 1,145, while the highest increase was at Shangri-La Asia at 87%.

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This content was updated on 24 July 2023

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