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.

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>> It is surprising that more tourism bureaus don’t leverage the power of video to illustrate their economic impact: Visit Anaheim Uses Consumer Marketing Strategies To Sway Business Stakeholders

>> Typically it’s places like Thailand that generate the most buzz for wellness tourism: Medical Tourism a Bright Spot as International Visitor Spending in U.S. Was Up Slightly in First Half of 2015

>> The DMO community hungers for new business models and strategies: The New Set of Best Practices for Making Smarter Tourism Boards

Photo Credit: International traveler spending on medical tourism in the U.S. is growing faster than other spending categories. Pictured are international tourists at the new 1 World Trade Center Observatory in New York City. Dan Peltier / Skift