We’re delighted to announce Hospitality Connection, Hosco’s very own job and career fair connecting talented job-seekers with the foremost names in hospitality. 

This will be a series of premier hiring events featuring the top hotels, restaurants, cruise firms, resorts, tour providers, and more. The first one takes place in Barcelona on March 6, 2023 at the ME Barcelona hotel, with more to follow at key destinations across Europe and the Middle East.



The Story Behind Hospitality Connection

It’s no secret that hospitality is facing a significant talent shortage across the EU and other regions such as North America. As the hotel sector gears up to meet the post-pandemic travel wave, finding the right person for the right role at the right time is vital. A hospitality job fair offers a one-stop solution to this - and Hosco is taking the traditional job fair to the next level. 

At Hosco, we’re known for our ability to source excellent talent through our platform. Our B2B clients have long been requesting events that give them more face-to-face opportunities with prospective interns and full-time recruits. We’ve already hosted successful employer-focused events like the Hosco Summit in the past, and this is another step in the right direction. 

Hospitality Connection, as the name suggests, is geared at creating connections - showcasing one’s hotel brand to emerging talent from local hospitality schools; finding the right fit for each role; and forging mutually beneficial relationships between brands and job-seekers. All in one place. 

To kick things off, moreover, we’ve chosen the beautiful city of Barcelona as our venue, known for its great climate and vibrant atmosphere. Beloved by employees and holidayers alike, it’s the ideal place to kick off a hospitality recruitment event unlike any other. And after more than two years of online-only events, it’s safe to say that in-person interactions will be highly welcome!

In other words, this isn’t your average hospitality career fair. It’s a meeting place for handpicked talent looking to dive into travel and leisure careers and find their dream employers, conceived and implemented exclusively for our Hosco members. 

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Why Should Hospitality Brands Attend this Job and Career Fair?

You may well ask why you should opt for Hospitality Connection rather than attending other job fairs, or visiting hospitality schools to recruit employees yourself. Here’s why: 

  • Exclusivity - At most job fairs, your brand is one of a thousand others. You arrive, set up a booth, and hope that attending job-seekers notice you. On the other hand, only a handful of companies get to participate in Hospitality Connection. You can be sure, therefore, of personalised attention, be it with the promotion you get on our social media pages or with assistance on how to set up your brand exhibit for maximum impact. 
  • The personal element - While much of the world has moved online, the face-to-face element remains vital in hospitality, and that extends to hiring too. Your hospitality employees are the conduit between your hotel and your guests - it’s vital, therefore, that you know exactly who you’re appointing, and Hospitality Connection lets you do just that.
  • Employer branding - Today’s job seekers are extremely particular about where they work, and they won’t hesitate to move to a new job if the prospects you offer don’t suit them. An exhibit at Hospitality Connection gives you a chance to show them why your travel and leisure brand is the best place for them to grow long-term. And if you do it right, you could inspire them to accept a job with you right away. 
  • The right person for the right job - Perhaps you want to hire a new F&B manager for your restaurant. Or perhaps you’re looking to recruit college students for a summer internship. Or maybe you need talent at short notice for a seasonal hospitality requirement. Hospitality Connection has you covered with students and graduates from premier hospitality institutes. Not just that - Hosco will curate its talent list based on the employees’ location and their willingness to start working within a few months. So you get the prime talent you need, when you need them, and where you need them. 

How Can I Register for Hospitality Connection?

Want to attract and hire talented hospitality employees on the spot? Register for an exhibit at Hospitality Connection on the Hosco website.

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There are three exhibit packages to choose from - Bronze, Silver and Gold. With each package, you get:

  • Admission to the event for one or more people
  • An exhibit table to showcase your brand and job vacancies
  • Visibility on the event’s landing page, social media and email campaigns
  • Access to the CVs and contact details of the attending job seekers 

Depending on which package you choose, you can also have the option to post your job openings online in advance of the event. Here are some of the hospitality brands that have already secured their spot and posted their jobs on Hosco:

The event takes place on March 6 from 14:00 to 18:30, at the ME Barcelona hotel near Plaza Cataluña. Only a limited number of exhibit slots remain, so get yours now before it’s too late!

At Hosco, we’re committed to helping the hospitality industry grow through tough times and stay ahead of the curve. Recruitment is an integral part of that, and Hospitality Connection seeks to make an often tedious process both simple and enjoyable for all concerned. Barcelona is just the beginning - we’re aiming to make this a regular series of recruiting events across Europe and the Middle-East, in 2023 and beyond. We’re confident that Hospitality Connection will become a byword in the job fair circuit for smart, transparent hospitality hiring.