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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.

>> We really like the top pick: Interview: Making the New York Times’ 52 Places to Go for 2015

>> A growing number of destinations now add “management” to their marketing organizations: Vancouver Tries to Change the Tourism Bureau Model by Thinking Green and Local

>> The overworked, under-vacationed and under-traveled American is a cliche, and 2014 was no different: Travel Habits of Americans: 42 Percent Didn’t Take Any Vacation Days in 2014

>> The winter travel market has been behind the curve compared to the broader travel market: Vail Resorts Uses Technology and Free Photos to Turn Skiers Into Brand Ambassadors

>> This is kind of good news for Americans who remember a stronger dollar: Much of the World Is Now on Sale for American Tourists



Photo Credit: Cuba is the number two pick on this year's Places to Go list. New York Times