5 Tourism Trends We’re Tracking at Skift This Week

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.

>> Increased global travel heralds an age of record-breaking visitation: Las Vegas Breaks Monthly Visitor Record in March with 3.7 Million Tourists
>> Tourism funding is a problem, even for the best funded program worldwide: Tourism Australia May Lose Half Its Funding as Country Looks to Cut Debt
>> While welcome in cities, public Wi-Fi meets different reaction in parks: Canada’s National Parks Installing Wi-Fi To Spur Visitors, But Negative Reactions Abound
>> Cities use digital tools to raise awareness of their past and present: Munich Reveals Its Dark History to Visitors Via Tour Guides, Interactive Websites
>> Large events spark record-breaking visitation: Super Bowl Helps Louisiana Reach Record 27.3 Million Visitors in 2013

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