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.

>> Some tourists are avid cavers, others find it by chance: Destinations Mine Underground Caves for Tourism Dollars

>> Sanctions are making tourists think twice about Russia: Tour Operators in Russia Close as They Feel the Pinch of Sanctions

>> Using customers as destination marketing partners in the digital age: Interview: Building the Next Generation Tourism Board for U.S. Cities

>> Turks and Caicos are an example of how Caribbean nations can regain tourism dollars: Turks and Caicos Becomes Financial Poster Child for Caribbean Tourism

>> Looking at how cities brand themselves as destinations: Livable Cities Vs. Tourist Destinations: Creating a Third Way

>> The Chinese love South Korea: South Korea Replacing Thailand as Top Tourist Destination for Chinese Travelers

>> It’s high times for Colorado’s marijuana tourism: Colorado Marijuana Tourism Is Growing Like a Weed

Photo Credit: A tourist looks inside a cave in the Mendenhall Glacier in Juneau, Alaska. Andrew Russell / Flickr