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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>>Everyone surprised by the outcome of the Brexit vote probably wishes they’d paid more attention: What the Brexit Vote Means for the Global Tourism Industry

>>For now nothing will change, except significant spending power impact for British travelers abroad: FAQs on What Brexit Means For British Travelers Today

>>Travelers can now travel by train from Germany to Italy through the heart of the Alps in less than three hours: 24 Years in The Making, Switzerland Opens World’s Longest Train Tunnel

>>President Obama’s goal of bringing 100 million foreign travelers to the U.S. in 2021 may have been too ambitious: Brand USA Says It Is Having Trouble Reaching Its Tourism Goals

>>A better deal on fish and chips is little solace: Brexit Paints a Cloudy Future for UK Travel — Skift Business Traveler

>>If the U.S. wants to be competitive in the global tourism industry, it has some catching up to do: What Happens When Travel Meets Politics and Global Unrest: 5 Podcast Takeaways

>>As much as it may hurt, VisitBritain and other interests will need to pitch the potential big savings of their destination: Skift Survey: U.S. Travelers Split on Visiting UK, Avoiding It or Looking Up What ‘Brexit’ Means

>>One truth that Orlando underscored is that the LGBT travel market is one of the most resilient: LGBT Tourism Is Still Resilient After a Year of Milestones and Setbacks

>>Carnival Corporation pulled off a surprisingly good quarter: Carnival CEO Says Brexit Vote Could Give UK Cruise Lines an Edge

>>Digital platforms like Airbnb and Loomio are driving unprecedented levels of personalization and engagement: The Future of Personalization and Engagement at Events — Meetings Innovation Report

>>The appetite for data shows that companies want to make smarter decisions: Finding Order In Chaos — Corporate Travel Innovation Report