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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.

>> Destinations are up against travelers taking several short vacations rather than lengthy getaways: Americans Aren’t the Only Ones Not Using Their Vacation Days

>> The U.S. government takes another step in attracting more Chinese visitors: Big Win For U.S. Tourism: Chinese Travelers To U.S. Can Now Get 10 Year Visas

>> The challenge of making destinations appeal to tourists year-round: New York City Tourism Launches Promotions to Attract Winter Visits

>> Some walking tours realize what locals can do for them: Walking Tours Turn Locals Into Tourists in New York City

>> Skift’s FREE report “The State of Student Travel” tells you the top countries of origin students travel from today: How Student Travelers Are Expanding Spend and Expanding Demographics

>> Every destination wants its own hipsterhood now: Brooklyn is the New Paris of Destination Branding


Photo Credit: An Urban Oyster tour group on a Brownstone Brooklyn tour. Urban Oyster Tours