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.

>>It’s U.S. employers who need to hear from travel brands: U.S. Employers Are Making Americans’ No-Vacation Nation Problem Worse

>>The opportunities in health and wellness tourism have never been richer: Skift Podcast: The Changing Trends in Health and Wellness Travel

>>The cruise industry has struggled for years to shake its habit of discounting to fill ships: Royal Caribbean CEO Says Last-Minute Discounts Are Not Coming Back

>>The strength of the U.S. dollar is helping to make America a less attractive vacation option for international travelers: International Travel to the U.S. Declines as the Dollar Grows Stronger

>>In a time in which almost every experience can be digitized, food stands alone as stubbornly analog: Skift Travel Megatrend for 2016: Food Is Now the Leading Hook of Travel

>>Food is now the leading hook in travel: 6 Charts Showing State of Food Tourism With Tour Operators

Photo Credit: Tourists enjoy a sunny day in Miami Beach, Florida. Dan Peltier / Skift