Every 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.

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>>The importance of booking choice to millennials and booking flexibility for Gen Xers shows how consumer booking tools have shifted how workers think about business travel: What Makes Millennial, Gen X, and Boomer Business Travelers Most Satisfied?

>>Macroeconomic trends, along with safety and security concerns, are making travel to the U.S. a more challenging sell: Skift Global Forum Preview: Why U.S. Travel Growth Is Slowing

>>Clean off your earbuds, clear out some GB on your iPhone, and get ready for a new season of The Skift Podcast: The Skift Podcast Returns This Week With Season 3

>>River cruising in the United States is growing slowly, but we expect to see this segment continue to gain popularity: Another Boat Heads to the Mississippi as Americans Get Curious About U.S. River Cruising

>>Conditions remain solid for global business travel next year: Cheap Airfare Will Power Corporate Travel Growth in 2017 Says Report

>>The conference of the future integrates entertainment, inspiration, and immersive experiences into the event, as much as education: Blurring the Line Between Conferences and Festivals — Meetings Innovation Report

>>As they try to promote tourism amid a Zika outbreak, Caribbean destinations — and especially Puerto Rico — are facing challenges: Skift Podcast: Puerto Rico and the Fight for Caribbean Tourism

>>New York City tourism trends are a mirror to what’s happening in most other major cities: Tourists Vs. Locals in New York City: Who Goes Where

>>It is the best creative brainfood for the year. That is our promise to you with what we’ve created with not-an-industry-conference conference: This Is Not a Freakin’ Trade Conference: Year Three

>>We don’t want to sound like a broken record, but we believe travelers and employers alike will be better off when corporate travel tools become easy, intuitive, and user-friendly: Leisure and Corporate Travel Worlds Continue to Collide — Skift Corporate Travel Innovation Report

>>In early summer when it’s just about leisure tourists, this may fly. But it’s no longer summer in Paris, and it’s no longer about leisure travel: Paris Street Protests Take Violent Turn as Tourism Convention Season Begins

>>There isn’t a slow moment the entire two days. Get ready for an inspiring two-day deep dive into the travel industry: Skift Global Forum 2016: The Complete Schedule

>>For some states coming in under budget is good news and for others the smaller spending signifies problems: The Most Visited U.S. States Spent Less to Market to Travelers Last Year