Travel workers expect financial boost in 2005

Workers in the travel sector could take home an extra £3,000 this year – the first significant pay increases since the September 11 terror attacks in 2001.

The 2005 Salary Forecast, by recruitment company AA Appointments, said staff should expect pay rises of between £1,000 and £3,000 this year.

AA Appointments managing, John Tolmie, said the market is now “candidate-driven” with staff having many options.

“Employers know they have not increased pay for their staff recently, but they should, or employees will vote with their feet,” he said.

AA Appointments’annual survey was compiled by taking the average salaries from 3,500 job vacancies on their books. The pay figures come from 1,500 travel companies.

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