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.
>> Destinations tap social media for visitor insights: Japan’s Plans to Use Social Network Listening to Cater to Olympic Tourists’ Needs
>> Destinations boost marketing to shed unwanted reputations: West Virginia Expands Tourism Campaign to Recover Image After Chemical Spill
>> Destinations boost marketing to shed unwanted reputations: Visit Oakland Spends $200K in Attempt to Rebrand and Attract Visitors
>> Movies turn unexpected spots in huge tourism attractions: Hit Film Turns Thai University Into Crowded Chinese Tourist Attraction
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Photo credit: A tour group goes whitewater rafting in the Upper Gauley River in West Virginia. Sherry Ezhuthachan / Flickr