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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>>While the U.S. waits for full access to the island, tourists who have been there for decades are already seeing big changes: Cuban Tourism for Non-U.S. Tourists Has Already Changed Dramatically

>>Paris also dropped out of the top 10 international travel destinations for the first time since 2011: Travel Agents Continue to See Dip in Paris Travel After Attacks

>>Getting to Cuba still presents challenges and traveling around Cuba remains difficult without a tour guide: Cuba Tourism One Year After Obama’s Announcement

>>Many bureaus are faced with shrinking budgets: Tourism Bureaus Rallied Around Next-Gen Strategy – 25 Moments in 2015

>>Europe’s rivers are more crowded than ever with cruise ships: Interview: AmaWaterways’ CEO on River Cruising and the New Active Cruiser

Photo Credit: A car drives along Havana's Malecon. Brian Ledgard / Flickr