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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>>Destinations have traditionally undervalued the ability of meetings-specific website content to drive convention attendance: Skift CMO Interviews: Las Vegas Invests in Virtual Reality, Lifestyle Content to Attract Conventions

>>We devote this episode to replacing myths with facts: Skift Podcast: Busting the Myths of Bad Travel Advice

>>Why mess with a classic approach to the vacation experience?: Interview: Tauck CEO Says Family Focus Continues for Tour Operators

>>We wondered how the terror attacks in Europe would affect travel plans this summer: Mediterranean Cruises a Tough Sell for Americans Because of Terror Attacks

>>The meetings industry doesn’t really have a cohesive vision moving forward: The Manifesto for a New Generation of Meetings and Conventions

>>Nearly one-third of the U.S. population identifies as sustainable travelers: U.S. Travelers Like Sustainable Tourism But Love Transparency From Brands

>>Nothing seems to stop spending from going up each year: International Traveler Spending Rose to $1.4 Trillion in 2015

>>Every four years, travel bookings slow as election season heats up: Elections Around the World Are Hurting Travel, Says Travelport CEO

Photo Credit: Tauck travelers posing in Peru. Tauck