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Video23 December 2020

Hotel industry recovery might need a bit more than just a vaccine - by Callum Irvine (Deloitte)

The availability of Covid-19 vaccines is "no magic bullet" and it will take more to restore consumers' confidence to travel, according to a leading health and safety expert.Callum Irvine, health safety and environment practice lead at Deloitte, said global standards to tackle the coronavirus remain crucial to restoring travel demand.He noted: "Polls show an all-time low in consumer confidence. A VisitBritain poll showed three quarters of consumers were not expecting to travel in the near future."So we're preparing the industry [to restart] but consumer confidence isn't there yet. Could the vaccine bridge some of that gap? We hope so, but there are a lot of other factors at play.