TRAVELODGE has launched an urgent recruitment drive in Oxfordshire to help it cover the summer season.

The hotel chain, based in Thame, has 80 local jobs it needs to fill 'immediately'.

Vacancies at the company include 36 positions in its head office and another 44 across 14 properties in Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire.

It comes as the chain expects another record year for ‘staycations’ where people holiday closer to home rather than abroad.

Head office positions include roles in IT, finance, marketing and sales.