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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.

>> We talked about Cuba, too:  Interview: UNWTO Secretary-General on Sustainable Tourism, Visas and Security

>> The photos tourists take are mostly unexpected by Japan’s tourism organization: Interview: Japan Tourism President on Presenting a Mature Nation to the World

>> The stronger dollar by itself won’t suddenly compel the people who’ve never been abroad to take a foreign trip this year: Strong Dollar Isn’t Influencing Habitual Non-Travelers to Visit Europe

>> We talked about Barcelona as both a Spanish and international destination: Interview: Catalan Tourism CEO on Marketing an International Hub

>> A destination trying to spread a positive message amid political troubles dominating global headlines: Interview: Why Argentina Is Looking Online for Tourism Growth

Photo Credit: An empty lawn area in front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris. Terrazzo / Flickr