The North American travel and tourism industry experienced a 1% rise in new job postings in Q1 2023 compared with the previous quarter, with the highest share accounted for by Marriott International with 18,222 job postings, according to GlobalData’s analysis of travel and tourism company job postings. Buy the report here.
Notably, Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations jobs accounted for an 18% share of the North American travel and tourism industry’s total new job postings in Q1 2023, rise 4% 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 18% new job postings, was the occupation with the greatest hiring activity in the North American travel and tourism industry in Q1 2023 , ahead of Management Occupations with a 13% share of new job postings.
The other prominent roles included Office and Administrative Support Occupations with a 10% share in Q1 2023, Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations with a 6% share and Personal Care and Service Occupations with a 6% share of new job postings.
Top five companies accounted for 48% of hiring activity
Marriott International posted 18,222 jobs in Q1 2023 and registered a growth of 103% over the previous quarter, followed by Hilton Worldwide with 12,242 jobs and an 87% growth. Hyatt Hotels, with 8,309 jobs, and Accor, with 3,823 jobs, recorded a 22% rise and a 97% rise, respectively, while Avis Budget Group recorded a 26% increase with a 3,095 new job postings during Q1 2023.
Regional analysis of hiring in the North American travel and tourism industry, Q1 2023
The US held the leading share of the North American travel and tourism hiring activity with an 89.60% share, 0.23% increase over Q4 2022. Canada was next with 6.73%, four-percentage-point up over the previous quarter.