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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>>Albuquerque could take advantage of New Mexico’s high-tech knowledge base and the glam appeal of Virgin Galactic: Can Spaceships and Startups Attract Conventions to Albuquerque?

>>Craft Beer is big business in America: Travel on Tap: The Rise of Craft Beer Tourism

>>After an amazing week in Cuba, we’re reflecting on our company’s journey: The Skift Story, Four Years In

>>We might see more travelers cancel, or decline to book, their vacations: Zika Fears Contribute to Drop in Some Cruise and Airline Stocks

>>Egencia is leveraging the tech-savvy of its parent Expedia Inc. to compete at a high level: The Corporate Travel Technology Arms Race According to Egencia

>>When convention and visitor bureaus produce extensive research, they’re showing their commitment to embrace Millennials: Tourism Bureaus Turn to Rigorous Research to Differentiate Their Brands

>>No combination of cruise ships, Airbnb rentals, state-run hotels, or nuns’ quarters will be enough to replace smart tourism development: The Only Thing to Stop Cuba’s Tourism Growth Is Its Accommodations Crunch

>>Royal Caribbean is adamant that it’s in China for the long haul: Royal Caribbean Is Optimistic About China Despite Pricing Troubles

>>International travel had another banner year in 2015, but the odds are against a repeat performance: The U.S. Welcomed a Record Number of Overseas Tourists in 2015

>>Global business travel had a great year in 2015, but 2016 could be a different story: International Business Travel to the U.S. Grew Faster Than Leisure Travel in 2015

>>Is research the new content marketing for convention bureaus? Destinations Delve Into Research To Engage Millennials — Meetings Innovation Report

>>With the Brexit vote just behind us and U.S. elections looming, some form of stability will be a welcome change: What Airline and Hotel Executives Say About Corporate Travel This Quarter

>>These videos showcase the people behind the culinary experience: Today’s Best Food Tourism Videos Highlight People and Place More Than the Food

>>SeaWorld executives knew they would not see an immediate improvement after changing course over killer whales: SeaWorld Blames Attendance Woes on Homebound Brazilians

>>Fathom, which is still an up-and-coming brand, may earn some attention — and hipster cred — for this partnership: Airbnb Tries to Lure New Hosts With Discounts on a Fathom Cruise