16 February 2016
Tourism Employment Figures
According to new figures from the Office of National Statistics, employment within the UK tourism industries increased significantly between 2009 and 2014, from 2.66 million to 2.97 million.
Hospitality jobs including restaurant waiting and beverage serving were the largest contributor to the increase, with 170,000 positions filled.
The figures also indicated the working day patterns of people within the hospitality and tourism industry. Almost 50 per cent of employees within the culture, sports, recreation or conference sectors work either a Saturday, Sunday or both.
When looking at the types of employment within the industry, only five per cent of workers are employed under a casual basis or other forms of temporary employment. The majority of employees within the hospitality and tourism industry (89.57 per cent) are permanent.