weekly_trend_roundup.jpgEvery 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.

>>Do healthy cruise line bookings signal a robust economy? We’ll find out: Norwegian CEO Says Cruise Bookings Show Consumers Are Confident

>>Convention bureaus are shifting their priorities to connect more people from disparate backgrounds, cultures and industries: Philadelphia’s New Conventions CEO on Reinventing Old Meetings Ideas

>>International travelers are using Apple Pay: What Cities Can Learn From Travelers Using Apple Pay on London’s Tube

Photo Credit: Norwegian Escape is shown in Tortola. Danny Lehman / Norwegian Cruise Line