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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>>Flight Centre USA president Dean Smith says that visible storefronts in major U.S. cities will continue to be a priority: Brick and Mortar Travel Agents Are Still Important Says Flight Centre’s President

>>This Tourism Australia project is a mashup of next-gen destination video marketing: Australia Tourism Turns to User-Generated GoPro Films for New Year’s Eve Bash

>>For many national and international meeting planners, Manhattan is New York: Manhattan’s Uninspired Meeting Scene Is Good News for Brooklyn

Photo Credit: A GoPro video of Sydney's Taronga Zoo is displayed on a pylon supporting the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Tourism Australia