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‘We have workers keen and ready to go’, says Global Work & Travel CEO 

Now that borders are back open, the travel and tourism industry is facing yet another setback: a shortage of staff. This company has a solution. 


E-commerce youth work and travel company, Global Work & Travel is offering tourism and hospitality businesses the opportunity to access its network of international working holiday makers, at no cost, as the industry struggles to deal with chronic staff shortages.



Global Work & Travel is urging hospitality and tourism businesses to get in touch and start setting up interviews with working holiday makers as international borders begin opening up around the world.


The company provides a service, currently at no charge, to employers looking for workers by matching them with working holiday makers from around the world who book their travel through the company.


They ensure that international jobseekers have all relevant visas, police checks, professional CVs and references before setting up the interview between the two parties.  


This service is being offered at no charge for a limited time to help impacted hospitality and tourism businesses.


Travellers have begun arriving in Australia since it was announced they were allowed to enter Australia on a working holiday visa from December. Global’s CEO Jürgen Himmelmann says hospitality and tourism businesses around the world should be aware that travellers need at least several months to organise themselves ahead of an overseas move.


“There’s been so much pent up demand from travellers wanting to work and travel and they’re keen and ready to go,” Himmelmann said. 


“We’ve been getting more than 1.5 million site visits a month, over the last few months, from working holiday travellers looking to be connected with jobs across our network,” he said.


“A major part of our business is matching incoming travellers with employers by setting up interviews, especially in tourism and hospitality, and conversely, the demand for these workers is at unprecedented levels.”


The Australia-based Global Work & Travel has international offices in London and Vancouver and is regarded as an industry leader in youth and meaningful travel. The company helps match working holiday makers into jobs in Australia, Canada, USA, the UK, Ireland and New Zealand, among others.


“It’s time to get things moving forward and help these tourism and hospitality businesses get back on their feet again,” Himmelmann said.


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Published: 23 February 2022

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