“We’ve seen from headlines across the country and heard through first-hand accounts from employers that the tourism and hospitality industry is experiencing a significantly decreased workforce,” write Philip Mondor and Joe Baker in the latest issue of Canadian Travel Press.
The two continued: “There are more than 150,000 unfilled accommodations and food services jobs across the country and that number is expected to grow in 2022. The impacts of the pandemic will have long-term repercussions. These are the trends and issues that employers need to tackle in 2022.”
And they note that: “We know from research conducted last November that positive consumer and worker sentiment towards working in the tourism industry is waning. Tourism employment is viewed as precarious, risky and unsafe. Additionally, while overall sentiment towards tourism is positive, Canadians are uncertain if the economic and social benefits of tourism outweigh the risks.”
For the full story, check out the Jan. 10, 2022 issue of CANADIAN TRAVEL PRESS.