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.

>> Most travelers will opt for shorter, regional routes closer to home this summer: The Most Popular U.S. Road Trips for Summer 2015

>> Even the most well-known, and well-funded destinations would like more money: Interview: Miami Tourism CEO on the Significance of Partnerships

>> Tourism slogans’ ultimate role in attracting visitors is open to debate: State Tourism Slogans: Key to Success or a Waste of Time?

>> There’s little question American travel to Europe will see big gains: How Currency Exchange Rates Will Affect U.S. and European Travel This Summer

Photo Credit: Highway 1 at Big Sur, California. Daniel Peckham / Flickr