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.

>>Luxury cruise lines are taking a different approach to brand building than their mainstream and river cruise rivals: Luxury Cruise Lines Add New Ports and Excursions, Not Ships

>>So who will be affected by the changes?: Visa Waiver Bill Moving Quickly Through U.S. Congress to Restrict Some Travelers

>>Cities are the future of travel, particularly for Africa: 4 Charts Showing Which African Cities Have Greatest Growth Potential

>>New York has made New York bigger by thinking beyond the one borough: Video: The Secret to Marketing a Tourism Icon Like New York City

>>American Baby Boomers like going on tours when vacationing, and they want to visit exotic locations: What Tour Operators Think Will Trend in 2016

>>It’s actually shocking that Carnival Corp. took so long to do this: Carnival Strategy Chief on Brand Collaboration and Why People Don’t Cruise

>>Dubai knows it can’t rely solely upon people spending silly money: Video: Dubai and the Future of City Branding
Photo Credit: A foreign airline passenger is greeted by a Customs and Border Protection Officer at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta, Georgia. Tami Chappell / Reuters