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Articles tagged “labor shortages”

News Blog

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.

News Blog

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…

Airlines

Air France Looking to Make Even More Job Cuts — Reports

At a time when the aviation industry is struggling to cope with demand, the airline's plan to axe 300 ground-staff positions isn't well-timed.

Air France Looking to Make Even More Job Cuts — Reports

Travel Technology

3 Travel Tech Revelations From the HITEC Conference

At the big hotel-technology gathering, all roads still lead to Covid. Hoteliers have an even bigger staffing problem than many realize, booking data points to wary consumers, and the most-desired technologies are those that let us go back out into the world without engaging the people in it much.

3 Travel Tech Revelations From the HITEC Conference

Business Travel

TikTok Being Deployed in the Mix to Recruit Younger Corp Travel Agents

Whatever it takes is the message today, with social media emerging a key battleground for talent.

TikTok Being Deployed in the Mix to Recruit Younger Corp Travel Agents

Airlines

Germany to Hire Workers From Turkey to Prop Up Understaffed Airports

The country will temporarily allow in foreign workers to help fill a shortfall of some 2,000 to 3,000 employees across its airports, but the recruitment campaign may come a little too late to rescue summer.

Germany to Hire Workers From Turkey to Prop Up Understaffed Airports

Airlines

The Highest Paid U.S. Airline CEOs and Other Top Stories This Week

In Skift's top stories this week, how much were major U.S. airline CEOs paid in 2021 is revealed, events executives explain how labor shortages are hitting their industry hard, and travel disruptions in the United Kingdom are threatening the country's economic recovery.

The Highest Paid U.S. Airline CEOs and Other Top Stories This Week

Skift Meetings

Horror Stories From Labor Shortages Affecting Events

Labor shortages are impacting events in multiple and sometimes completely unforeseen ways. Four event experts candidly share their horror stories. Treat these as warnings for those hosting events in the weeks and months ahead.

Horror Stories From Labor Shortages Affecting Events