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Articles tagged “jobs”

Travel Advisor Newbies Benefit From Expanding Array of Training Options

Travel Advisor Newbies Benefit From Expanding Array of Training Options

Maria Lenhart, Skift

With an influx of newcomers seeking careers as travel advisors, host agencies and consortiums are responding with new professional development options. Much of it emphasizes business skills, giving a reality check to those who view a travel career as an easy endeavor with lots of perks.

5 months ago

Hotel Jobs Are Becoming More Appealing to Saudis Looking for Work

Hotel Jobs Are Becoming More Appealing to Saudis Looking for Work

Abeer Abu Omar and Sarah Algethami, Bloomberg

Alongside its planned tourism boom, Saudi Arabia will need a new workforce. And for the first time, it's the Saudis themselves who seem to be warming to the idea of working in the service and hospitality sector.

6 months ago

MGM Resorts Leads U.S. Travel Sector With Job Cuts So Far in 2019

MGM Resorts Leads U.S. Travel Sector With Job Cuts So Far in 2019

Sean O'Neill, Skift

The U.S. is enjoying a tight labor market. But not every company is thriving. Data exclusively compiled by outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas reveals the most notable job cutbacks in 2019 by companies in the hotel, attractions, airline, and airport sectors.

6 months ago

U.S. Job Growth in Travel for July Rises Despite Labor Shortages

U.S. Job Growth in Travel for July Rises Despite Labor Shortages

Sean O'Neill, Skift

A strong job market means lots of consumers are spending on domestic travel. But rising wages and recently tightened rules on visas for seasonal workers are pressuring some sectors. We take a sector-by-sector look.

8 months ago

Saudi Arabia to Ban Foreigners From Certain Hotel Jobs

Saudi Arabia to Ban Foreigners From Certain Hotel Jobs

Vivian Nereim, Bloomberg

Foreign guests will certainly be able to interact with the locals when staying at Saudi hotels in the near future because only Saudis will staff the front desk and key management positions. It's a sign of the weakness of the country's economy, and could become a key issue for hotel owners if the tourism industry takes off.

8 months ago

Amtrak Sleeper Car Attendant Brings Old-Fashioned Hospitality to the Rails

Amtrak Sleeper Car Attendant Brings Old-Fashioned Hospitality to the Rails

Sarah Enelow-Snyder, Skift

Business travelers and commuters may be Amtrak's bread and butter, but many leisure travelers have decades of warm feelings for its sleeper cars, and the old-fashioned hospitality they afford.

1 year ago

Carnival’s Brewmaster Is Trying to Bring Craft Beer Culture to Cruising

Carnival’s Brewmaster Is Trying to Bring Craft Beer Culture to Cruising

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Carnival Cruise Line wants to deliver good beer and fun experiences to its passengers. That's where the brewmaster comes in.

2 years ago

Competition Is Driving Cathay Pacific to Cut Jobs in Japan

Competition Is Driving Cathay Pacific to Cut Jobs in Japan

Kyunghee Park and Kiyotaka Matsuda, Bloomberg

Low-cost carriers continue to disrupt the airline industry, and if legacy carriers like Cathay Pacific want to survive, they'll need to rethink their own business and service models.

2 years ago

Tourism Jobs Numbers Increase Despite Modest Introduction of Artificial Intelligence

Tourism Jobs Numbers Increase Despite Modest Introduction of Artificial Intelligence

Dan Peltier, Skift

Travel executives love to say that their employees are at the heart of their brands and they are on the front lines of the guest and visitor experience. Employees will toast to that notion, but hope they won't have to tussle with a robot or virtual assistant to prove their worth.

2 years ago

Skift Is Hiring a Research Director and Sales Executive to Start 2018

Skift Is Hiring a Research Director and Sales Executive to Start 2018

Rafat Ali, Skift

Come work for the best travel media company on the planet!

2 years ago

WTTC Says Trump Should Make Tourism Job Growth a Priority

WTTC Says Trump Should Make Tourism Job Growth a Priority

Dan Peltier, Skift

U.S. tourism job growth is already projected to be smaller than the rest of the world without the full impact of some of the Trump administration's policies. The travel industry is asking for a seat at the table to convince Washington why that means bad news.

3 years ago

U.S. Travel Industry Jobs Show Healthy Growth During Trump’s First 100 Days

U.S. Travel Industry Jobs Show Healthy Growth During Trump’s First 100 Days

Dan Peltier, Skift

Much of the hiring that happened during the past four months was likely planned last year and before President Trump took office. Travel industry employers, however, don't seem shaken by the president's first 100 days and leisure, hospitality and aviation jobs growth have been leading the way so far this year.

3 years ago