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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.

>> There’s also growing consumer interest in the more casual, local Singapore travel experience: Interview: Singapore Tourism Board CEO on Reinventing a Destination

>> Domestic markets often have much more spending power than international markets and shouldn’t be slighted: International Tourist Arrivals Will Top 1.7 Billion Per Year by 2025

>> Ensuring travel providers such as travel agents and airlines understand what your destination has to offer has proved to be just as important: Marketing Strategies U.S. Destinations Use to Reach Brazilian and Chinese Tourists

>> Every global and local topic and trend impacting tourism plays itself out in some form in the city: Interview: Discover Los Angeles CEO’s Strategies for Success at Home and Abroad

Photo Credit: Tourists pose in Time Square before the New Year's Eve ball drops. Ed Yourdon / Flickr