Articles tagged “labor shortages”

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The UK and Portugal Hope New Visa Fixes Can Fix Persistent Labor Shortages

Staffing problems in the hospitality industry continue to linger. Now, two countries are aiming to amend visa regulations to counter them. A petition has been launched in the UK that seeks to allow European Union nationals to come to the UK to work in hospitality for up to two years. “The government should create a…

Skift Meetings

Apprenticeships See a Renaissance Amidst Event Industry Jobs Crisis

Staffing shortages continue to hurt the event industry, and employers across the globe are scrambling to fill jobs. In the U.S. alone, there are around 10.7 million vacancies. Can apprenticeships help the event industry find the staff it needs?

Apprenticeships See a Renaissance Amidst Event Industry Jobs Crisis

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Corp Travel Agency CTM Finally Returns to Yearly Profit

Australia’s Corporate Travel Management has managed to convert the recovery in global business trips into a small profit, after more than two years of tough trading conditions. It was boosted in particular by winning large accounts off rival agencies, according to CEO Jamie Pherous, and three pandemic-era acquisitions, the most recent being 1000 Mile Travel…

Business Travel

Corp Travel Agencies Reboot Bots in Light of Labor Crisis

There’s a distinct whiff of nostalgia drifting through the swaying palm trees in San Diego, as corporate travel agencies plug chatbots at the Global Business Travel Association’s annual convention.

Corp Travel Agencies Reboot Bots in Light of Labor Crisis

Business Travel

Sabre Blames Airline Delays for Losses

After a strong first quarter, the technology company has been snagged by the operational issues that plagued airlines and airports in June. It was all going so well, too.

Sabre Blames Airline Delays for Losses

Business Travel

Remote Work Tech Startups Offer Quick Fix for Travel’s Labor Crisis

Governments around the world desperately need to fill vacant travel and tourism jobs. An emerging corporate-relocation-on-steroids model may help them staff up their airports and hotels, but may prove to be a short-term solution that fails to address more deep-rooted problems.

Remote Work Tech Startups Offer Quick Fix for Travel’s Labor Crisis

Cruises

U.S. Cruise Lines Recovery Threatened by Worsening Labor Shortage

Cruise lines have faced one hurdle after another in their quest to make a full recovery. But the labor shortage just might be the most difficult to overcome because there's no end in sight.

U.S. Cruise Lines Recovery Threatened by Worsening Labor Shortage

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Europe Urgently Needs to Fill 1.2 Million Travel and Tourism Job Vacancies

The European Union's travel and tourism sector recovery is at risk unless 1.2 million jobs are filled, according to the World Travel & Tourism Council and European Travel Commission. Vacancies are likely to remain unfilled during the busy summer period, with travel agencies predicted to be the worst hit with a 30 percent shortfall of…

Airlines

Shortage of Airplane Mechanics Is Also Contributing to Flight Cancellation Crisis

Inadequate pay, a lack of affordable housing in key regions, and a paucity of students in the pipeline are factors that will make the shortage of airline mechanics a protracted one to resolve.

Shortage of Airplane Mechanics Is Also Contributing to Flight Cancellation Crisis

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A Flight Attendant’s Tips for Travelers Reveal a Lot About the Industry Too

Are flight crews sometimes the last to know about cancellations? Veteran flight attendant Kristie Koerbel's tips for travelers on navigating the current travel chaos and cancellations, as published in The New York Times, also had some interesting tidbits about the airline industry as a business. Shown here, a Delta flight attendant offers complimentary welcome Bellini…