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.

>>Perhaps the hardest part for Amtrak will be to make travelers at New York Penn Station forget that they are in the fourth or fifth level of hell: Amtrak Enters the Departure Lounge Game — Skift Business Traveler

>>Big companies with entrenched travel policies are lagging behind, and wasting money in the process: Why Paying Business Travelers to Make Smarter Buying Decisions Works

>>All that talk about now being a great time for Americans to travel abroad thanks to the strong dollar is probably not what the U.S. Travel Association wants to hear: The U.S. Travel Industry Needs Americans to Keep Vacationing in America

>>Business travelers have a host of choices at their fingertips, and travel managers are trying to figure out how to get them to make decisions that please everyone: The Gulf Between Business Traveler and Company — Corporate Travel Innovation Report

>>This is a great career opportunity to get on board with a talented and truly passionate team of journalists, analysts, and content strategists dedicated to defining the future of travel: Skift Is Looking For the Best Research Analyst in Travel

>>Windstar Cruises needs to connect with travelers who will appreciate its upscale, relaxed small-ship experience: Windstar Cruises Hires New Exec From Seabourn in Bid for Expansion