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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.

>> Running in a foreign place is just as cool as the race itself: Runners and Marathons Become Big Business For Destinations

>> Orlando theme parks know you have your phone with you: Orlando Theme Parks See Mobile as a Path to Guest Loyalty

>> Florida’s the latest state to prepare for rise in same-sex tourism: Florida Tourism Officials Want to Be Prepared if Same-Sex Marriage Given OK

>> Grandma and Grandpa are probably planning a trip with you: Multi-Generational Vacations Are on the Rise in the U.S.

>> Tour and travel providers still see YouTube as valuable tool: The Tour and Travel Providers Gaining the Most YouTube Views

>> Tourists still waiting to book tours and activities last minute: The Changing Business Of New York City Tours and Activities Sector
Photo Credit: A hop-on hop-off tour bus in the Financial District of Manhattan. Prayitno / Flickr