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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>>The linear belief that youth is synonymous with incremental technology adoption doesn’t necessarily hold true when it comes to travel: New Skift Trends Report: Inside the Mind of the Gen Z Traveler

>>Unfortunately for Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings, the biggest markets are struggling at the same time: Norwegian Cruise Line has a Big Europe Problem

>>Disney is not immune to the worries of the world, but the company had a robust quarter nonetheless: Disney’s Domestic Parks Had Lower Attendance, But They Still Made a Ton of Money

>>As companies become more cautious about business travel spending, the corporate travel ecosystem will begin to feel the pressure: Distribution Execs See Business Travel Slowdown Extending Beyond Energy Sector

>>The ease and availability of booking creative meeting venues online is shifting how and where companies host their internal meetings: Companies Look Beyond Hotels to the Sharing Economy For Cool Meeting Venues

>>Car rental companies have bounced back in the last year by becoming smarter about how they reach customers and invest in technology: Rental Car Execs Say Business Is Strong Despite Brexit and Terror

>>2016 is shaping up to be the year that everyone revolts against boring meetings: Demand Surges For Creative Business Events — Meetings Innovation Report

>>Theme parks need customers to be thrilled, not just satisfied — so it’s no surprise they’ve been careful about changing a pricing system that has been in place for ages: The Future of Theme Park Pricing is Creative and Dynamic

>>TUI Group now looks in a good position to capitalise on the continued desire of Europeans to travel: TUI’s Asset-Heavy Business Model Is Helping It Deal With a Tough Environment

>>Get in early, understand how Gen Z consumes media and the platforms that they engage with: Gen Z ‘Disloyalty,’ The Next Blue Ocean For Travel Brands

>>More travel companies are reporting a reduction in business travel spending, which clashes with reports that business travel is still on the rise globally: Is a Business Travel Slowdown Here to Stay? – Skift Corporate Travel Innovation Report

>>Based on a directive coming straight from the Prime Minister’s office, Visit Britain needs to collaborate more closely with its convention industry partners: Visit Britain Has A New Plan To Attract Large Conventions Following Brexit

>>While the tone has changed this year in conversations about China — lower prices will do that — executives say they still believe in the market for the long term: The Cruise Industry Is Still Exploding in Asia But Prices Are Under Pressure