15 companies hiring for jobs in the travel industry despite the coronavirus pandemic

The travel industry, first to shutdown amid the coronavirus pandemic (and most likely one of the last to reopen), is an interesting space to work in right now. It’s likely that travel may never be the same, and it will be very different at least over the next few years.

Last month the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) estimated that more than 197 million jobs could be lost in the global Travel & Tourism sector if quarantine measured remained in place around the world. Earlier this month, the organization announced that even a modest increase of one million more international arrivals into Europe could generate an extra $0.48 billion in GDP. Americans are still barred from traveling to European countries and Canada, but that doesn’t mean that the travel industry in the U.S. is doomed.

Certain aspects of the travel industry look gloomy, like United Airlines announcing the company may have to lay off 36,000 employees when the federal funding for paycheck supports expires in October, according to Skift.

Despite this announcement, there are still companies currently hiring within the travel industry, which is hopeful for anyone within the industry. Ladders put a list together of 15 companies currently hiring within the travel industry based on its database of $100K jobs.

1. Marriott International

Marriott International, the multinational hospitality corporation, is still hiring for some 1,400 open positions across the country. Take a look at a few below:

2. Wanderu

Wanderu, which was founded in 2011, is the ground and air travel metasearch engine that runs in North America and Europe. The company provides a platform for uses, trains and flights through its website and mobile app. Check out five open roles at the company’s headquarters in Boston:

3. Aimbridge Hospitality

Aimbridge Hospitality is an independent hotel management firm that delivers investment returns for its partners. Take a look at five roles around the country that are open now:

4. Loews Hotels

Loews Hotels is the American luxury hospitality that owns and operates 24 hotels in North America. The company’s hotels and resorts located in major North American city centers as well as resort locations. Take a look at a few open roles with Loews Hotels:

5. Vail Resorts

Vail Resorts Management Company is a mountain resort company that leads in luxury, destination-based travel. The well-known resort organization is looking for new team members around the U.S.:

6. Accor

Accor hotels, the French multinational hospitality company that owns and manages hotels in resorts in 100 countries around the world. Check out a few open roles with the largest hotel company in Europe:

7. Wyndham Destinations

Wyndham Destinations is a major American timeshare company that is headquartered in Orlando, Florida. The company operates several hotel brands worldwide. Check out some of Wyndham’s current open roles:

8. MGM Resorts International

MGM Resorts International is a global hospitality and entertainment company that operates resorts in resorts in Las Vegas, Detroit, Mississippi, Maryland, and New Jersey. Take a look at a few open roles with with MGM Resorts:

9. Kasa.com

Kasa.com is a website and app that allows you to book an apartment for a trip or getaway. Take a look at a few open roles at the company’s headquarters in San Francisco:

10. Concord Hospitality Enterprises

Concord Hospitality Enterprises is a hotel management, ownership and development company. The company  provides dedicated hotel management services to both full-service and upscale select-service properties. Take a look at a few roles that are currently open:

11. Choice Hotels International

Choice Hotels International currently franchises more than 7,000 hotels in more than 40 countries. Take a look at five open roles with the organization:

12. Commonwealth Hotels

Commonwealth Hotels is a full service hotel management company the operates hotels across the country. Here is four open roles with the organization:

13. Crescent Hotels & Resorts

Crescent Hotels operates over 100 hotels and resorts in 36 states across the country. Crescent is one of the few elite management companies that is approved to operate upper-upscale and luxury hotels under the brand families of Marriott, Hilton, Starwood, Hyatt and IHG. Take a look at a few open roles with Crescent:

14. Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort

Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort, which used to be called Oaklawn Park Race Track, is an American thoroughbred racetrack and casino that’s located in Hot Springs, Arkansas. Take a look at a few open roles at the Oaklawn Racing Casino:

15. Travel Solutions International 

Travel Solutions International is a global business travel management company that focuses on savings, advanced technology, and superior service all supported with a guaranteed return on investment.  Take a look at five open roles with Travel Solutions International:

Jennifer Fabiano is an SEO reporter at Ladders.