13 Jun

Employers to meet with universities and colleges to discuss future talent within the travel industry

The travel industry is facing a period of change. Challenges such as Brexit, the gender pay gap and evolving technology mean that the travel industry is likely to see a change in the range of skills required from workforces of the future. 

Now, more than ever, is the time for employers to ensure that they have the right resources and workforce structures in place to meet these future challenges and address any skills shortages. 

Whilst employers need to plan for robust workforces going forward, education providers need to ensure that they are meeting current and changing travel employer expectations. They should know what skills shortages need to be addressed and make sure that graduates enter travel employment with the most desirable skills and qualifications.

Key considerations for both employers and education providers to meet this challenge:

  • The impact of trends in travel on workforces, training and education
  • Role of internships and placements 
  • Making progress in key areas such as diversity, retention and upskilling 
  • The impact of Brexit on employment within travel and universities within the UK
  • What do employers consider as desirable qualifications and qualities?
  • Best practices for attracting future talent

ABTA’s second Future Talent in Travel conference in London on 3 July will explore the above and align expectations of both students and employers to look at ways to ensure the right training and workforce structures are in place for travel employment of the future.

Attend to meet, network with and hear from some of the leading travel industry employers and universities specialising in tourism including, Eurocamp, Intrepid and TUI UK & Ireland, University of Hertfordshire and University of Bournemouth.

The event will be moderated by Vicki Wolf, Education Partnerships Manager, ABTA and will feature contributions from event partner, Grant Thornton and media partner, TTG Media. 

Some places are still available for the conference, for more information and to register, please visit abta.com/events.