Travel sector witnesses an impressive 87% spike in job applications, indicating a dynamic shift and a promising future for the industry - WorkIndia Report

Feb 13, 2024 - 15:42
Travel sector witnesses an impressive 87% spike in job applications, indicating a dynamic shift and a promising future for the industry - WorkIndia Report

National, 12th February 2024 - In a year marked by unprecedented challenges, the travel industry has not only weathered the storm but has seen a remarkable upswing as per the data released by WorkIndia. 

The sector has witnessed a 5% rise in job seekers and an 11% increase in job opportunities as compared to the last year. The report explores the demographics, city preferences, and the link between job availability and candidate interest in the travel sector, focusing on roles that are high in demand such as chef, driver, receptionist. 

The industry observed an increase of 87.32% job applications between the age of 18-30 years. This showcases a significant interest from younger individuals, indicating a graph for maximum career growth in the industry. 

Tier 1 cities stand out as the most preferred destination, attracting 63.21% of job applicants. Delhi (31.78%), Mumbai (27.21%), Bengaluru (9.48%) 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% with Delhi leading at 33.18%. This highlights promising opportunities for both candidates and employers in this specific location. 

Mumbai and Bengaluru lead in job opportunities for drivers with 65.26% 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. 

Hotel management candidates favour Tier 1 cities (54.20%), especially Mumbai (26.64%), 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.

Receptionists prefer Tier 1 cities (62.41%), aligning well with job availability at 68.22%. This creates a favourable landscape for both job seekers and employers. 

The report signifies the resilience and growth of the travel industry. With increased interest from a younger demographic and a strong preference for opportunities in Tier 1 cities, stakeholders can navigate recruitment challenges and capitalize on emerging trends for organizational growth.

Commenting on the same, Nilesh Dungarwal, CEO and Co-Founder of WorkIndia stated, “As India's economy expands, we see many opportunities for growth in the travel industry. 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.

About WorkIndia

WorkIndia is India’s largest blue and grey-collar platform, offering employment opportunities across 50 categories like tele-calling, field sales executives, delivery partners, etc. WorkIndia’s purpose of existence is to provide meaningful livelihoods to the 258M blue-collar workers of India. This 258M is the single largest segment in the entire world, which has not been disrupted by technology as yet.

WorkIndia is the only platform in India that is technologically solving a massive pain point i.e., Fraud jobs for the 258M segment. Driven solely by technology, the platform has built a recruitment ecosystem that eliminates middlemen, fraudulent jobs, and vulgar jobs, providing job seekers with a platform they can trust when it comes to finding genuine job opportunities.

Headquartered in Bengaluru, WorkIndia is spread across 772 cities, 28 states & 8 union territories in India. Over 2.6Cr Indians trust the WorkIndia platform for finding meaningful employment opportunities. 

The platform caters to the critical hiring needs of over 15 lakh SMBs and multiple large corporations. With over 1.87 lakh job listings, WorkIndia empowers 1 lakh Indians monthly by helping them find meaningful jobs.

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