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European Travel Crunch Stems From 1.2 Million-Worker Shortfall

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Europe Faces Summer of Travel Chaos

The staffing crunch that’s triggered transport chaos this summer adds up to a shortage of 1.2 million workers across the European Union, according the World Travel & Tourism Council.

Travel agencies are among businesses most in need of employees, with a 30% shortfall, the WTTC said in a statement Wednesday, citing its latest analysis of the sector. The Air transport and accommodation segments have about one in five positions unfilled.