Every week we post hundreds of stories across various sectors in travel, connecting the dots across various global trends. We’re now highlighting the posts that tackle these global trends pointing towards the future of travel. This one looks at top global tourism trends. For all of our trends roundups, go here.

  1. Film tourism important to small towns: North Carolina Town Tourism Head Fights for Hunger Games Sequel
  2. How individuals cities fight for Chinese tourists: How Boston is Wooing Chinese Tourists
  3. Foodie travel trend impacts cities worldwide: Food Tours Add to Washington, D.C.’s Travel Mix
  4. Terrorist attacks impact tourism worldwide: Post-Nairobi Attack, Shopping Tourists Should Expect Tighter Mall Security
  5. How social media impacts luxury buying decisions: The Social Media Habits of Luxury Travelers in the Americas and Beyond
  6. Cruise companies’ strong hold on Caribbean islands: The Caribbean Islands Most Dependent on Cruise Business
  7. The tourism industry’s big water problem: UN World Tourism Organization Discusses Water Conservation
  8. Brazilian visitors love Disney World: 35 Percent of Brazilian Visitors in the U.S. Head Straight to Orlando, Florida
  9. Hawaii tourism becomes a victim of its own success: Hawaii Tourism Is on the Rise, But Officials Warn It’s About to Slow Down
  10. Former prisons become tourist hotspots: Prison Tours are Booming For Travelers Who Aren’t A Captive Audience
Photo Credit: Visitors walk in front of the Spaceship Earth at Epcot Center in Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. Jeffrey Zeldman / Flickr