Jobs website Indeed have today released a report which finds that Ireland has the highest share of tourism-based job opportunities in Europe.
The report from the international jobs site was released this morning to mark UN’s World Tourism Day.
Demand for workers within the tourism sector has increased by 7% over the last four years and searches on Indeed for tourism and hospitality-based jobs have also grown 18% over the same period.
Job posting for positions in this industry accounted for 8,056 per million postings on the site, an increase on the 6,547 per million recorded in 2016.
However jobs posted in the tourism and hospitality sectors are currently 21% higher than relevant searches on Indeed
Economist for Indeed Pawel Adrjan praised the industry and stated that "Tourism is one of Ireland's largest indigenous industries, and with a focus on diversification and new market openings in the coming months and years, it's likely to continue to be a substantial employer".
Tourism and hospitality are believed to be worth more than€5 billion to the Irish economy and 2018 saw approximately 10.6 million tourists visit from overseas.
UN’s World Tourism Day is implemented to raise awareness of an industry which is responsible for more than 10% of jobs worldwide. Their aim is to highlight tourism’s unique cultural, social, economic and political values.
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