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.

Photo Credit: In observation balloon (top L) is seen over the Olympic Park in Sochi, February 6, 2014. Sochi will host the 2014 Winter Olympic Games from February 7 to February 23. Eric Gaillard / Reuters