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.

>>We busted travel myths on the Skift podcast so you can be a smarter traveler: Busting Travel Myths: 5 Takeaways From Our Expert Roundtable

>>It’s no surprise that long-haul luxury is the most popular type of luxury trip: The Future of International Luxury Travel in 4 Charts

>>Branding Dallas as a leisure destination: Skift CMO Interviews: Dallas Tourism Redefines Its Image Around Local and Luxury

>>It’s impressive how much U.S. travelers will spend in Asia-Pacific: U.S. Travelers Will Dominate Tourism Spending in Asia-Pacific Through 2020

>>Chinese travelers will continue to be more common in many U.S. markets: China Will Be the Largest Overseas Visitor Market for the U.S. by 2020

Photo Credit: Etihad Airways' First Apartment first-class product. North Americans are booking more premium products than travelers from other regions. Etihad Airways