Hospitality sector to create a large number of jobs, 70,000 to 80,000 positions to be filled
The world is currently grappling with a global crisis due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the Russia-Ukraine conflict, with concerns of economic downturn in many countries. In the midst of these challenges, a new crisis has emerged with the recent conflict between Israel and Palestine. On the other hand, the IT sector has witnessed significant job cuts in recent years. However, there is one sector that is experiencing rapid growth post-COVID.
Growing Job Opportunities in India's Travel, Tourism, and Hospitality Industry
In the coming months, India is expected to see a surge in job opportunities in the travel, tourism, and hospitality sector. This growth is attributed to the increase in demand for travel, especially during the festive season and the rapid recovery of the travel industry after the COVID-19 pandemic.
70,000 to 80,000 Job Openings
According to staffing company TeamLease, during the festive season, the demand for travel rises rapidly. The ICC Men's T20 World Cup, hosted in various cities across India, has further boosted the demand for travel. This tournament has led to a significant increase in tourism across approximately 10 cities. TeamLease estimates that this will create 70,000 to 80,000 job opportunities in the coming months.
Rising Hotel Bookings
This year, post-COVID, there has been a significant increase in hotel bookings. The upcoming festive season is expected to witness even higher demand.
Additionally, this is the first year post-COVID when the industry anticipates the expansion and growth of the hotel sector, with established hotel chains and leading hotel groups looking to acquire smaller and non-branded hotels.
Increased Demand Affects Hotel Prices
ITC Welcomhotel, Lemon Tree Hotels, and many other large and mid-sized hotels are acquiring smaller and non-branded hotels to meet the growing demand. According to reports, these companies have hired between 1,500 and 3,000 people over the next 6-12 months. With such demand, it is expected that other companies will also be employing individuals in various positions.
Prominent Job Positions
In this sector, key roles such as Hospitality Manager, Event Planner and Coordinator, Restaurant Staff, Logistics Manager, and Drivers are expected to see job openings.
As the travel and tourism industry surges, job opportunities are expanding, offering hope to many who have faced employment challenges in recent times. This growth is a positive sign, and it demonstrates the resilience and adaptability of the travel and hospitality sector in India.
Key Points to Note
- India's travel, tourism, and hospitality sector is experiencing a surge in job opportunities.
- The ICC Men's T20 World Cup and the festive season have boosted travel and tourism, leading to a significant increase in job openings.
- Hotel bookings are on the rise post-COVID, and established hotel chains are acquiring smaller and non-branded hotels.
- The increased demand for travel and tourism is also affecting hotel prices.
- Prominent job positions in this sector include Hospitality Manager, Event Planner and Coordinator, Restaurant Staff, Logistics Manager, and Drivers.