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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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>>Several U.S. state tourism offices had bigger budgets than they’d ever had during the past fiscal year: The U.S. States Seeing Largest Increases to Their Tourism Budgets

>>Selling luxury travel today is all about options: How Tourism Australia Shifted Its Brand Toward the Luxury Customer

>>The Chinese aren’t the only important market to pay attention to in Asia-Pacific: 4 Charts That Illustrate Indian Travelers’ Growing Luxury Shopping Habits

>>It’s not just hosts who are riding Airbnb’s coattails and creating businesses: Building a Tours and Activities Business on the Back of Airbnb

Photo Credit: Maxine Daniels (center), founder of I Bike Harlem, with two Airbnb guests on a bike tour in Harlem, New York City. I Bike Harlem