People spent more on travel and leisure activities around the February half-term, according to figures out today from Barclaycard. Britons spent 4.1% more last month than at the same time a year earlier as consumer spending power hit a seven-month high as higher wage growth, falling inflation and lower petrol costs helped boost confidence. Barclaycard managing director Chris Wood said: “After pausing for breath in January to assess their finances post-Christmas, consumers’ higher disposable incomes and the ingrained frugality stemming from the economic downturn are leading to more frequent, but cheaper, spending trips with overall spending up as a result.” Get the full story at Travel Weekly UK