WHAT KIND OF JOBS ARE CREATED IN THE TOURISM INDUSTRY?

Tourism is one of the most important economic areas for the social and professional integration of young people, and this at a time when the Member States of the European Union have to combat high unemployment among those under 25. The fluctuating nature of activity in tourism, however, causes mainly atypical jobs (seasonal, part-time etc) to be created. Because of this job insecurity and the often difficult working and living conditions, tourism is an industry marked by high fluctuation and the danger of marginalisation of many young people.

  • How do direct and indirect jobs in this sector and the social conditions of the individually affected professions in the important European tourism areas look?

  • How can this state of affairs be changed in order to show workers in these professions a perspective for their personal and professional future?

This study is a contribution by the European Trade Union Liaison Committee on Tourism to the sustainable security of employment in the travel and tourism industry.

The study was carried out in two stages; the results are documented in the final reports.


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