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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.

>> Every traveler today has the ability to digitally share their culinary experiences with friends and strangers around the world: The Big Business of Food Tourism and Why It Matters

>> Walking food tours meet travelers’ growing desires to escape tourist zones: A Brief History of Walking Food Tours in New York City and Beyond

>> Although Switzerland is a popular business travel destination, Americans are travelings to smaller towns and the Alps: U.S. Travel to Switzerland Rises for 5th Consecutive Year

>> We’re still in the early days of the Instagram Influencer: 2015 Trend: Travel Brands Look to Instagram for the Influencer Bump

>> Bermuda recently dug into its archives and pulled out 90 years of tourism marketing: 90 Years of Bermuda Tourism Advertising Is Mini Lesson in Marketing

>> Balcombe is in a prime position to bring about change in VisitBritain’s strategies: Interview: VisitBritain CEO on Being a Tourism Catalyst

>> The same factors that led to a record number of Americans traveling abroad in 2014 also attracted a record number of visitors to the country: U.S. Outbound Tourism Snapshot for 2014: Record Year for International Travel

Photo Credit: A tourist eats a hot dog in New York City. Jan-Erik Finnberg / Flickr