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.

  1. TripAdvisor and print guidebooks still rule trip planning: Travel Blogs Not Finding Use Among Travelers
  2. Top trends discussed at this year’s World Travel Market: Hot Topics at World Travel Market This Year
  3. Cruise industry is poised for growth in the UK: Taking the Temperature of UK Cruise Consumers
  4. Theatre tourism is big business in the UK: Theatre Tourism Brings in $4.3 Billion in Spending in UK
  5. Wildlife refuges and parks are America’s most under-appreciated tourism asset: U.S. Wildlife Refuges Generate $2 Billion a Year Finds New Report 
  6. National parks battle decisions over digital interruptions: Nature Lovers Disappointed as Cell Towers Crop Up in National Parks
  7. There’s still room for improving New York City’s travel landscape: 6 Travel Challenges for New York City’s New Mayor
  8. Unemployment in Europe on the rise as summer season ends: Spain’s Unemployment Soars as Summer Tourism Season Ends 
Photo Credit: Tourists and locals have a snack in Salamanca's Plaza Mayor. Raúl Hernández González / Flickr