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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>Hurricane Katrina’s direct hit on the Mississippi Gulf Coast has been far overshadowed by the damage in New Orleans: Mississippi Gulf Coast’s Visitor Economy Is Nearing Pre-Hurricane Katrina Levels

>>There’s renewed interest in Haiti as a destination: Haiti Is Counting on Haitians Abroad to Help Reinvigorate Tourism

>> The travel industry has a long way to go before it starts reflecting the diversity of the world around it: Skift Global Forum 2015: The Growing Global Community of Black Travelers

>>Tourism bureaus require a pipeline of executives with a broader knowledge of political and economic development skills: New University Courses Teach Tourism Executives to Think Bigger

Photo Credit: The Ground Zero Hurricane Museum in Waveland, MS shows photos and remnants from Katrina's wreckage collected along the Mississippi coast over the last decade. Waveland's Ground Zero Hurricane Museum