Any change to the economic prosperity of the UK will have a direct impact on the travel industry. Negative movement within consumer debt, wages or unemployment will lead to a contraction in travel demand. For leisure travel, the first thing to go in times of economic downturn is the family holiday abroad or the short city breaks. For business, will we see a drop in short haul in favour of Dubai, Delhi and Daegu? Will new business routes open-up due to our diversified trading ecosystem? We also surely must monitor who is being affected by economic change (be it positive or negative). Are the upper socio-economic groups pulling further away from the national average, for example? Get the full story at The Drum