weekly_trend_roundupEvery 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.

>> No two tourists’ shopping behaviors are alike: The New Shopping Experiences Tourists Expect From Iconic Destinations

>> We’ve said it before: Travel is bigger than anyone gives it credit for: New WTTC Report Shows the Tourism Industry’s Impact on U.S. Jobs

>> We’re eyeing Visit California’s bigger marketing budget with this one: Priceline Names California as Americans’ Top Booked Summer Destination

>> It’s hard for Hawaii to attract cruise ships due to outdated government restrictions: Hawaii Tourism Takes First Steps to Solve Its Cruise Ship Problem

>> Expect this new funding model for tourism promotion to continue to expand: The Rise of the Tourism Business Improvement District

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