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Work in tourism: the six jobs with the most opportunities for the summer of 2024

The “Work in Tourism” Conference, organized this Tuesday, February 20, by the Hospitality and Tourism Business Federation (FEHT) of the province of Tarragona and the Chamber of Commerce of Reus, has made it possible to identify the 6 most in-demand jobs. for the summer of 2024 in hotels, campsites, apartments, travel agencies and also in PortAventura World.

Job interviews last Tuesday. Source: FEHT

The ‘Work in Tourism’ conference, which this year has reached its sixth edition, has also had the collaboration of the Public Employment Service of Catalonia.

Thus, this job board has brought more than 40 tourism companies on the Costa Dorada with 1,500 people interested in working in the tourism sector.

Berta Cabré, president of the FEHT, has evaluated the Work in Tourism Day very positively. “This is an event that is already fully consolidated. This year We offer more than 1,500 vacancies among about forty companies hotels, campsites, apartments, travel agencies and also PortAventura World”.

The 6 jobs with the most openings for this summer in the hospitality industry

The candidates were able to interview with the companies and submit their CVs. Source: FEHT

The 6 most in-demand jobs in the tourism sector

As explained by the FEHT, the six most in-demand jobs for this season by the forty companies that have participated in the “Work in Tourism 2024” conference are the following:

  • Floor waiter
  • Mantenance staff
  • Receptionist
  • Animators
  • Waiters
  • Chefs.
The 6 jobs with the most openings for this summer in the hospitality industry

An image of the job exchange that took place this Tuesday in Reus. Source: FEHT

Job seeker profile

According to the FEHT, “the profile of the job seeker in the tourism sector is very diverse. Thus, this Tuesday’s event was attended by both students looking for a job for the summer season, as well as unemployed people of all ages. and in a situation of job search”.

The 1,500 applicants have been interviewed by the companies they wanted to visit during their participation in the event and have been able to personally deliver their CV. “This initiative was designed in order to facilitate and optimize the job search process, both for applicants and for the companies themselves,” recalls the federation of tourism companies.

Success of the TurisMarket show

On the other hand, this year the Work in Tourism Day coincided with the celebration of TurisMarket, the first lounge for hospitality and tourism professionals from the province of Tarragona, also organized by the FEHT between February 19 and 20 at firaReus Events.

The show has closed successfully with the public, after receiving 5,000 visitors in two days.

The 6 jobs with the most openings for this summer in the hospitality industry

Image of the first TurisMarket show. Source: FEHT

“In our region we were missing an event like this and it has been fully demonstrated. We have received more than 5,000 visitors, but in addition, the more than 60 exhibitors have been very satisfied by the operations they have been able to launch and by all the professional contacts achieved,” explains Berta Cabré.

In fact, the FEHT has announced that the second edition of TurisMarket will take place next year.

“We will return to firaReus Events for the same dates next year and we will do so with more exhibitors. This year, at the last minute, some wanted to join, but we were no longer in time. During these days many new companies have already asked us to be present at the next edition,” says Cabré.


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Source: Hosteltur

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