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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>>Cleveland created competitive advantage in the medical meetings sector: Cleveland Carves Out a Clever Niche as Home to World Class Medical Meetings

>>The value of this list will grow year-over-year as we start to see movement among the cities: Top 25 European Cities for Meetings in 2015

>>Meeting planners are clearly expressing that they prefer face-to-face engagement: Meeting Planners Want Face-to-Face Engagement With Convention Bureaus

>>Smart tour operators are leveraging their scale and mobile technology to create tours that change dynamically: Experiential Travel Trend Suits Tour Operators Just Fine

>>Due to accelerating globalization, more cities than ever are competing to attract foreign corporate investment and talent: The Convention Industry Is Turning Second-Tier Cities Into Top-Tier Destinations

Photo Credit: Brussels ranks #9 on Cvent's first annual Europe Top 25 list. Luc Mercelis / Flickr