The increase in personnel costs in Turkish hotels gained momentum in the first months of 2022. The average daily earnings increase of the personnel, which was 16 percent at the beginning of 2019, increased to 42 percent at the beginning of 2022. The minimum wage increase was effective in this.
Hotels personnel costs increase in 2022
Average daily earnings figures, which are an important indicator of personnel costs in Turkish hotels, increased the rate of increase in 2022. According to the data compiled by Tourism Databank, the tourism statistics center, the average daily earnings increase for the personnel, which was 16 percent in the 4 months of 2019, became 42% in the 4 months of 2022, together with the minimum wage increase. The increase, which was 20% on average in the 2019-2021 period, increased to 42% in 2022. With the new minimum wage increase effective from July, hotel costs are expected to climb even more.