He said consumer confidence, which is vital for the travel sector due to its reliance on disposable income, had been showing gradual improvement. “While consumers are finding that their economic circumstances are improving there are still some headwinds that people face. “However, with an accelerating economy, that should bolster consumer incomes. We expect some positive lift in confidence this year and next quarter results should show some improvement.” The Deloitte consumer confidence tracker remains in the negative, meaning overall more people are less confident about the next three months than are more. However the picture is improving and Deloitte expects reduced inflation and improved earnings to start to make people feel more wealthy in coming months. Get the full story at Travel Weekly UK