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.

>> CEO says Butterfield & Robinson has benefited more from the growing interest in local authentic experiences than it’s adapted to it: Interview: Butterfield & Robinson CEO on the Evolution of Active Travel

>> Developing markets are much of the reason for this: International Tourist Arrivals Reach Record 1.13 Billion in 2014

>> Check out how much Super Bowl tourists will pay at this year’s game: Blizzard May Keep Patriots Fans From the Super Bowl, but Won’t Stop Soaring Ticket Prices

>> This came in a year when the full effects of China’s crackdown on corruption and travel operators were felt: Chinese Tourists Spent a Record $165 Billion Abroad Last Year

>> It’s important to remember many foreign hospitals still aren’t at the same caliber as U.S. healthcare facilities: CNN Documentary Shows Medical Tourism in Thailand is a Serious Business

 

Photo Credit: CNN's "Inside Man" series, hosted by Morgan Spurlock, recently went to Bumrungrad International Hospital in Bangkok, Thailand to prove the cost-effectiveness of medical tourism abroad for Americans. CNN