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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.

>> A deep dive into the European travel industry: New Data Deck: State of Travel 2015, Europe

>> Skift’s new trends report shows some travelers still want to unplug and disconnect: The Evolution of the Spa and Wellness Vacation

>> There have never been more people angling to become the next Bourdain: Anthony Bourdain Goes Off-Screen With Live Event Series

>> Still, a large majority have moved away from them: British Millennials Use Travel Agents at Twice the Rate of Americans

>> Sometimes these travelers do more harm than good: Voluntourism Isn’t Always as Bad as It Sounds

>> It’ll take more than a hashtag to get small-minded travelers comfortable with taking a trip to the African continent: The One Airline That Really Wants You to Know That ‘Africa is Not Ebola’

Photo Credit: Understand the key points driving consumer activity and travel industry business in Europe. Skift