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Over half of travel and tourism workers say they won’t return to the industry when it’s fully operational, with 30% saying the sector has become too unpredictable.

The survey, compiled by CV-Library revealed that 47.2% of travel and tourism workers believe that both salary and benefits are worse now compared to pre-pandemic times.

Interestingly, when asked their opinions about the government’s new travel traffic light system:

  • 7% felt it was confusing but would eventually be forgotten.
  • 9% felt it had made things worse.
  • 4% believe it had helped.

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Lee Biggins, CEO and founder of CV-Library, commented on the findings, “These results should be alarming for employers, but, sadly, they aren’t surprising. We’ve all witnessed the impact of this pandemic on the hospitality sector and the travel and tourism industry has been the hardest hit sector of all. As such, a shortage of candidates when the restrictions are lifted feels somewhat inevitable.

“It’s crucial that businesses take notice of these results and listen to job seekers. There are plenty of staff out there but, in order to recruit, businesses can’t just pick up where they left off. Competitive pay and benefits must be offered, and with the industry unlikely to be provided with much notice to get back up and running, those with the strongest employer proposition will win the race for talent.”

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