The Deloitte report reveals consumers were still “feeling the pinch” in the first three months of 2018. However, long holidays and short breaks saw the biggest increases in spend since the final three months of 2017. Holidays were described as continuing to be the “sweet spot” for consumers as spending was higher in the first quarter of 2018 than the same time last year. But Deloitte said: “Although inflation is starting to ease and wages continue to gradually climb, consumers have reduced their spending on most leisure activities. Get the full story at Travel Weekly UK