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.

>>Agents said late last year they were expecting big growth in the Caribbean: Survey: Travel Agents Expect Cruise Business to Boom This Year

>>When disaster strikes, tourism for an entire region can sometimes be impacted: Social Media Says Travelers’ Paris Fears Have Quickly Declined

>>Despite the numbers provided by Airbnb, price-gouging more commonly associated with hotels during big events took place too: Interview: San Francisco Tourism CEO on Getting in Bed With Airbnb

>>The polls show that business travel buyers reacted sensibly after the attacks in Paris: Survey: Business Travel in Europe Was Mostly Unaffected By the Paris Attacks

>>Luxury tour operators are starting to focus more on customization: Customization, Freedom and the Next Phase of Luxury Travel

Photo Credit: A dog sled team welcomes the Ruby Princess to the port of Juneau in Southeast Alaska. Princess Cruises