SURVEY: HOTEL JOBS TO OUTPACE OVERALL MARKET GROWTH IN FIVE YEARS

JOBS IN THE hotel industry are projected to exceed overall job market growth in the next five years, according to recent research commissioned by the
AHLA Foundation. The foundation has also introduced an interactive dashboard enabling job seekers to explore and compare roles, requirements and compensation
within various hospitality careers.

The foundation tasked Lightcast, a labor market analytics firm, with providing data on demographic and growth trends crucial for identifying and mapping career
pathways within the hotel and lodging industry, the AHLA Foundation said in a statement. With its real-time, proprietary databases and industry parsing
capabilities, Lightcast created an interactive dashboard illustrating career pathways in the hotel and lodging industry from 2010 to 2023.

“It’s an attractive time to enter the hotel industry,” said Anna Blue, AHLA Foundation’s president. “A key part of our work at AHLA Foundation is supporting the
recruitment, retention and advancement of people in our industry. Understanding the entry points where careers begin, where they lead and what paths they take
is a critical step to helping find their home in hospitality.”