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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.

>> The summer vacation season extends into fall: Sky-High Summer Airfares Lead to Fall Tourism Boom

>> Some destinations heavily invest in themselves, but don’t always see the return on social media: Getting a Seat at the Table Beats Social Media for Destinations on the Rise

>> Finding the ‘Real America’ takes a rural turn: European Tourists Head to North Dakota in Search of ‘the Real America’

Photo Credit: Train tracks run through Bucyrus, North Dakota. The state has become a popular destination for international tourists. Andrew Filer / Flickr