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.

>> World Tourism Day is September 27, see what it’s all about: UNWTO World Tourism Day Tackles Social Impact of Tourism

>> It’s time to really start talking about sustainable tourism:  A Better Approach to Building a Sustainable Tourism Company

>> Print tourist maps are still a hot commodity: The Print Tourist Maps That Apps Can’t Kill

>> Sometimes a nice surprise goes a long way: How Travel Companies Use Surprise and Delight To Make Tourists Happy

>> It’s that time of year again and cities around the world are celebrating: Oktoberfest is Big Business for Munich as NetJets Plans 60 Flights

 

Photo Credit: A hiker in Svalbard, Norway. Basecamp Explorer / Facebook