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.

>>Off shore excursions are still the focus: Cruising’s Top Execs on Moving Beyond the Megaships

>>The new Meetings Mean Business ad campaign is timed to coincide with the national political conventions: The Meetings Industry Is Launching a New Advocacy Campaign, But Will it Work?

>>Consumer demand shifts toward new destinations and more experiential trips: Tour Operator Booking Patterns Are Going Through a ‘Seismic Shift’ in 2016

>>The annual A.T. Kearney Global Cities Index shows destinations their competitive positioning on a worldwide basis: What London and San Francisco Know About Business and Innovation That Other Cities Don’t

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Photo Credit: Tourists visiting Roman ruins in 2014. This year, though, there's been a shift to new destinations for traditional tour brands. Larry Miller / Flickr