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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.

>> The higher number of Chinese travelers in 2019 will cause demographic shifts in the tourism class: Chinese Tourists Expected to Spend $264 Billion a Year by 2019

>> Federal and local governments should use these stats to prioritize tourism in their budgets: U.S. Welcomed a Record 75 Million International Visitors in 2014

>> Visitors arriving by land stay longer and spend more: Caribbean Tourists Arriving by Plane Worth More to Local Economy Than Cruise Guests

>> Many of these sites still don’t give users enough reason to visit their sites or stay for very long: U.S. Tourism Websites See Traffic Gains But Traffic Is Still Small

>> “Local” is the word in Copenhagen: Interview: VisitDenmark CEO on Local Travel in Copenhagen and Beyond

>> Singapore’s competition has significantly caught up with the business hub: Singapore Is Lowering Its Tourism Ambitions for 2015

>> Convention-goers spend more than leisure travelers in Vegas: Tourism’s Impact on Las Vegas Topped $50 Billion in 2014

>> China is Destination NSW’s largest inbound tourism market: Interview: Destination NSW CEO on Selling Sydney Abroad

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