Project Description

Topics: tourism jobs, travel and hospitality, unemployment, labour market, covid19, recruitment in tourism, personal branding

Hello everyone and welcome to season2 of the tourism entrepreneur podcast. I am your host, Vanessa Mbenoun and we are going to talk about the current state of the industry and the future of the labour market post-covid. To discuss this topic which is even more sensitive if we take into account the inevitable wave of job losses that hit the industry since last year, we are welcoming Chris King, founder and CEO of Lightning Travel Recruitment in the UK!


[01:00] the current issues with recruitment in tourism

[04:38] Adopting a human approach in recruitment

[05:40] How has the pandemic affected the labour market and what skills are now in demand

[09:25 The future of travel and employment in tourism

[14:05] The importance of formal education for your tourism career

[16:20] Tips to grow your personal brand in the tourism industry

[19:00] Inclusion and diversity in the travel industry

That’s it for today! Coming up next week: we partner with Chris King to launch the Own Your Brand webinar and you can book your seat for free HERE. In the meantime, let’s keep in touch! Connect with us on Twitter and Instagram @tourismpreneur


Lightning Travel Recruitment:

Personal branding webinar: