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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>>JD Power’s study is likely a wake-up call: 6 Charts on American Traveler Spending and Sentiments Toward Destination Experiences

>>Visit Faroe Islands sees its lack of Google Street View as a hindrance to tourism: Visit Faroe Islands Creates ‘Sheep View’ Because Google Street View is a No-Show

>>Travel to the U.S. is more resilient than some other countries, but there are already warning signs that the current climate should be cause for concern: Skift Survey: What Global Travelers Really Think About Visiting America-In-Turmoil

>>The irony of this conversation, unfortunately for car services, is that ridesharing trips already account for nearly half of ground transportation spending expensed through U.S. companies: Ridesharing and Car Services May Join Forces Sooner Than You Think

>>International travel has definitely been impacted by terrorism and economic woes so far in 2016: International Tourism Is Growing in 2016, Despite High-Profile Challenges

>>A handful of big-name events and event marketers are creating a more inspired user experience: How to Run a Convention on the World’s Biggest Stage — Meetings Innovation Report

>>As app-based ride-hailing services become widespread in personal use, it’s no surprise that corporate travel use is also increasing: Taxis Battling Ridesharing Services Are Losing the Fight for Business Travelers

>>It’s good to see that the corporate travel world recognizes the need to make business travel more like leisure: How Corporate Travel Is Learning From Leisure — Skift Corporate Travel Innovation Report

>>The outlook appears bleak for European travelers who were considering a U.S. trip and hadn’t already booked before the Brexit vote: European Travelers’ Searches for U.S. Hotels Have Plunged This Summer

>>The flow of Chinese investment into travel and tourism, along with other sectors, continues unabated: Abercrombie & Kent Acquired by Chinese Investment Group

Photo Credit: Ridesharing services are increasingly popular for corporate travelers as taxi use declines. In this photo, a driver displays Lyft and Uber stickers in downtown Los Angeles. Richard Vogel / Associated Press