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Travel Sector Sees 87% Surge in Job Applications; Opportunities Increase by 11%: Report

Tier 1 cities stand out as the most preferred destination, attracting 63.21 per cent of job applicants. Delhi (31.78 per cent), Mumbai (27.21 per cent), and Bengaluru (9.48 per cent) take the lead in job availability.

Travel Sector Sees 87% Surge in Job Applications; Opportunities Increase by 11%: Report

Outlook Start-Up Desk

POSTED ON February 12, 2024 6:16 PM

Despite unprecedented challenges, the opportunity in the travel industry has increased by nearly 11 per cent, but the sector has seen a 5 per cent increase in job seekers. 

The industry saw an increase of 87.32 percent in job applications between 18-30 years. This shows significant interest from younger individuals, indicating a graph for maximum career growth in the industry, the WorkIndia Report has observed in its study. 

The report delves into demographics, city preferences, and the correlation between job availability and candidate interest in the travel sector. It particularly highlights roles in high demand, such as chef, driver, and receptionist.  

Tier 1 cities stand out as the most preferred destination, attracting 63.21 per cent of job applicants. Delhi (31.78 per cent), Mumbai (27.21 per cent), and Bengaluru (9.48 per cent) take the lead in job availability, suggesting that younger applicants are drawn to these cities, due to the advantages and opportunities they provide. 

The job applications for a chef are the highest in Tier 1 cities at 68.00 per cent with Delhi leading at 33.18 per cent. This highlights promising opportunities for both candidates and employers in this specific location, the report noted.   

Mumbai and Bengaluru lead in job opportunities for drivers with 65.26 per cent of applicants in the sector due to their economic activity, urban infrastructure, corporate presence, and high population density.  

The specific factors contributing to this percentage include diverse industries, bustling corporate environments, and a significant demand for transportation services, the report highlighted.  

Hotel management candidates favour Tier 1 cities (54.20 per cent), especially Mumbai (26.64 per cent), but jobs are distributed evenly, offering significant prospects in Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities. This creates a balanced landscape for job seekers and employers.  

Commenting on the same, Nilesh Dungarwal, CEO and co-founder of WorkIndia stated, “With the increased spending capacity of today’s youth, they are choosing to use their extra income for extended travel, resulting in a noticeable increase in the industry. This creates more job openings for the youth and emphasizes how crucial the travel sector is in boosting our economic well-being.”   

The focus on blue-collar workers in the travel industry, with more job prospects than in other sectors, suggests a positive employment landscape. Geographically, Tier 1 cities are central, drawing most candidates, with specific attention to preferences in Delhi, Mumbai, and Bengaluru, the report added. 

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