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.

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>>Numbers are still significantly below 2015: Interview: Paris Convention Bureau Responds to Post-Attack Challenges

>>It’s not always necessary to capture a destination on a bumper sticker: Skift Podcast: Do Tourism Slogans Matter in Modern Marketing?

>>Family travel continues to get attention from travel brands: New York Turns to Ninja Turtles for This Year’s Family Tourism Push

>>Bourdain’s desire is to make travel shows that don’t appeal to a well scrutinized demographic: Interview: Anthony Bourdain’s Ideal TV Audience Is Anthony Bourdain

>>Rather than outright canceling their international trips, many U.S. travelers of all income levels have decided to make changes: Charts: How Unrest Affects U.S. Travelers’ International Plans By Income Levels

>>There should be more focus on industry insight versus marketing-speak: Tourism Bureaus Band Together to Promote the Meetings Industry’s Economic Impact

Photo Credit: Anthony Bourdain filming a scene in Manila, The Philippines, in the latest season of his CNN series Parts Unknown. CNN