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6 Tourism Trends We’re Tracking the Week Ending June 20, 2014

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Get a quick primer on what’s happened this week in tourism.

— Jason Clampet

Every week we post hundreds of stories across various sectors in travel, connecting the dots across various global trends, and in these weekend posts we highlight the stories that tackle these trends.

This one looks at top tourism trends.

For all of our trends roundups, go here.

>> National Park Service Doesn’t Want Drones Buzzing Mount Rushmore: The buzzing of drones has become an issue in the most popular national parks.

>> Tourism Australia Wants to Be the Nation’s Storyteller: The national tourism board is defining our perceptions of the nation like never before

>> Leisure and Business Traveler Growth to U.S. Outpacing Convention Business: Visitors growth to the U.S. in 2013 grew thanks to robust leisure travel, but convention visits didn’t keep up.

>> Tenerife Tourism Launches Campaign to Make Locals Nicer to Visitors: The Tenerife Tourism Corporation has launched a campaign including tips for locals, business owners and the tourism industry on how to be a “nicer person.”

>> Consumers Are Asking for Packages Beyond Packaged Travel: Cookie-cutter travel packages don’t cut it anymore for most travelers.

>> Barcelona Has Identified New Kind of Tourist Problem: Too Many of Them: Too much of a good thing? Barcelona worries about becoming a Venice.

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