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These are the tourism trends we were talking about this week.

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.

>>As it turns out, millennials aren’t the lazy, entitled workers they’re caricatured as: Millennials Are Too Afraid and Self-Important to Take Vacations Says Study

>>We promise Skift Global Forum will be the best creative brainfood for you all year: 24 Biggest CEOs to Discuss Future of Travel at Skift Global Forum 2016

>>With executive changes in place, passengers are surely next in line: More Changes For United’s Management Team — Skift Business Traveler

>>American Express GBT has filled its leadership gap at the top with one of its rival’s former chief executives: Former Carlson Wagonlit Travel CEO Crosses Lines to American Express GBT

>>Watch the larger changes that are happening around the world due to the democratization of global travel over the last two decades: Exploring the Coming Perils of Overtourism

>>The overall increase in international visitor spending certainly helps but researchers feel domestic U.S. traveler spending will become even more essential for the rest of the year: Big Shift Coming: International Visitor Spending Rises But So Does U.S. Domestic Travel Dependence

>>This is a clear sign that the sharing economy isn’t in its infancy anymore: The IRS Makes It Easier to Pay Taxes on Uber and Airbnb Income

>>How great is the appetite among Chinese travelers for cruise vacations? MSC Cruises Is Setting up Shop in China, Signaling More Growth

>>Few other Olympic Games in recent memory created as much controversy as Rio 2016, but all of the airport, hotel, and transportation upgrades bode well for continued tourism development over the long-term: Brazil Tourism President on the Aftermath of Rio’s Olympic Games

>>For now, things are stable for hotels and cruise lines in South Florida. If the Zika virus continues to spread during the period leading up to the winter, which is the area’s peak tourism period, this may quickly change: Tourism Stakeholders Are Staying Calm as Zika Spreads in Florida

>>Historically, tourism in the Deep South steered clear of slavery and Jim Crow, but now, civil rights museums are an important part of the South’s tourism landscape: The Rise of Civil Rights Tourism in America’s Deep South

>>After a game of musical chairs in corporate travel’s C-suite, stay tuned to see which travel management companies most nimbly adapt to changes in the marketplace: New Beginnings and Old Problems — Skift Corporate Travel Innovation Report

>>Travel managers seem to know that they need to get a better handle on mobile use — the question is how travelers will respond to clear-cut recommendations: Corporate Travel Companies Still Trying to Figure Out Mobile Tools

>>Security concerns in Europe seems to be the new normal, according to travel agency executives. Travelers are simply booking vacations to safer destinations instead of putting off travel altogether: Is Global Chaos Affecting U.S. Vacation Bookings? Not Really, Say Travel Agencies

>>Growing its cruise offering is a key plank of TUI’s current strategy. Expect to see further expansion in the near future: TUI Group Sees Cruise Sector as Key to Growth Strategy


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