This sector covers events food and service management, gambling, hospitality services, hotels, pubs, bars, nightclubs, restaurants, self catering accommodation, holiday parks and hostels, tourist services and visitor attractions.  Good people skills are essential for most jobs as most roles involve dealing with customers on a daily basis.

There are over 14,000 employed in this sector in the Humber accounting for 2.4% of employment

Did You Know?

  • Hull UK City of Culture is expected to boost the region’s economy by £60m with a legacy to last beyond 2017
  • The majority of the travel sector workforce is employed fulltime with females make up approximately 60% of the travel sector workforce
  • The majority of the tourism workforce are aged 20-29 years old
  • It is possible to build a career with very few qualifications and there are growing opportunities for graduates too. There are roles in housekeeping, entertainment and management as well as finance, IT, HR Customer Service & Marketing.

Will there be opportunities available?

  • Britain will have a tourism industry worth over £257 billion by 2025 – just under 10% of UK GDP and supporting almost 3.8 million jobs, which is around 11% of the total UK number.
  • The sector is predicted to grow at an annual rate of 3.8% through to 2025
  • The hospitality and tourism industry needs to recruit an average of 135,000 people every year between now and 2020 nationally
  • Employment trends for the Humber show that this is a declining sector for employment but looks set to increase over the coming years

Useful Sector Specific Sites


LMI Humber YouTube Sector Video available here

Hospitality Guild

Download full PDF sector profile here