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.

>> Let’s not forget the Americans and Germans, to name a few: Chinese Travelers Choose Shopping Over Luxury Hotels

>> Asia is the real story: London Will Again Be the Most Popular City for International Visitors in 2015

>> Much of the growth came from developing countries: The Countries Helping Give the U.S. Another Record Year for Tourism


Photo Credit: Timelapse photo of London's Millennium Bridge. London once again topped MasterCard's ranking of global destinations. Kris Williams / Flickr