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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.

>> This was presented at #SoMeT14US in Nashville this month: New Skift Presentation: Social Media Trends for Tourism Boards in 2015

>> Time to visit some of these places before they’re completely overrun: Off-Beat European Countries Get Popular With American and Chinese Travelers

>> Locals are the key ingredient: New York Becomes Fertile Hub for Tours Entrepreneurship

>> But the U.S. isn’t doing anything differently: U.S. on Track to Welcome Record Number of Visitors in 2014

>> Pay attention to the numbers behind the headlines: Colorado Pot Tourism Means a New Kind of Green This Holiday Season

>> Thailand’s making all the wrong moves: Thailand Tourism Tries an ‘I Hate Thailand’ Strategy to Win Back Travelers

Photo Credit: Iceland is quickly becoming a hotspot for U.S. visitors to Europe. Moyan Brenn / Flickr