Digital transformation is changing the very face of travel industry in Asia and worldwide

Published on : Saturday, February 2, 2019

With digital transitioning in every business and every industry, the disruption in the employment scenario of the Asia Pacific is well in progress. The present job market has come a long way from what it was a decade ago and it is no longer similar to what it was earlier. The businesses which have always enjoyed the stature of a successful business are realizing the massive potential for revenue growth and competitiveness that digitization brings; hence, there’s a tectonic shift in the hiring trends and job opportunities. With innovative and business models coming into existence, the skill set in higher demands is bound to change by leaps and bounds.


Travel and tourism sector evolving at a rapid rate is creating more job opportunities for the youth. Research says that every one out of 10 jobs now is backed up by travel and tourism.


Currently, there are endless job opportunities for the youth in travel agencies, tour operators, ticketing officers, transport officers, logistics, hotel management, airlines and cruises. Seven to eight years from now, travel and tourism is expected to create 20,037,000 jobs directly, concentrated in Asia and Africa region. The countries in South Asia, Southeast Asia, and Northeast Asia are emerging as a new hub for travel and tourism. India is among the fastest growing nations in terms of employment growth in travel and tourism with a GDP growth forecast at 6.7 per cent per year.


Besides India, China and Japan also dominate the travel and tourism employment in the Asia-Pacific region.


Today, travel brands are turning up to the latest technologies like AI and blockchain for producing authentic and better booking experiences, and this creating demand for data analysts and scientists, process automation experts, information security analysts, robotics engineers, software and applications developers, and blockchain specialists.


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