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.

>> Creating a platform that can’t otherwise be created: 10 Top Quotes About BrandUSA, Tourism’s Future from Destination Marketing Officials

>> Family Travel Association hopes to get more publications writing about family travel fun and benefits: Family Travel Association Tells Publications Don’t Forget the Kids

>> Obtaining permission is important: The Challenge of Integrating User-Generated Content Into Travel Advertising

>> Social media influencers are the way to go: Minnesota Turns to Instagram Influencers for Its Latest Campaign

>> More destinations need to start hosting InstaMeets: Tourism Queensland Hopes an InstaMeet Can Make Northeast Australia Shine

Photo Credit: Skift reporter Samantha Shankman (left) questions Cathy Tull of the Las Vegas Convention and Vistors Authority and Will Seccombe of VisitFlorida about tourism trends at the Skift Global Forum in New York City on Oct. 9, 2014. Skift