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

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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>>NBCUniversal is expanding its theme park empire around the globe, but wisely continuing to up its game in domestic properties at the same time: Universal Theme Parks Are Bound for a Long Stretch of Rapid Growth, CEO Says

>>One-in-four of Travel Leaders Group’s business travel agents say their sales numbers are worse than last year: Business Travelers Booking With Travel Agents Aren’t Using the Sharing Economy

>>Smart travelers will realize they’re seeing Carnival’s highly produced, promotional version of a cruise experience: Carnival Corp. Is Producing TV Shows That Star Its Own Ships

>>As global events have shown in recent years, business travelers need to be prepared for the unexpected no matter where they go: Evacuation of Business Travelers in Trouble Is a Top Priority for Employers

>>At the moment, travelling anywhere mostly requires the use of multiple companies on multiple apps, but what if there was another way? Skift Global Forum Preview: SilverRail Founder on the Future of Smarter Transportation

>>Casinos are no longer the main face of tourism for Native American territories. More than ever, Native American travel professionals are marketing meetings, events and cuisine: The New Native American Tourism Push

>>Global cruise lines have been feeling the pressure on pricing as more competitors enter China. Still, MSC Cruises is betting that the market will be ready for a second ship from the line in 2018: MSC Is Adding One More Ship to the Crowded China Market

>>These spokespeople from Puerto Rico tourism agencies want to make one thing clear: neither Zika nor Puerto Rico’s financial crisis are seriously problematic for tourism to the island: Puerto Rico and the Fight for Caribbean Tourism: 5 Podcast Takeaways

>>There is so much fatigue around the Millennial conversation in the meetings industry, and whether they want to attend live business events. Acknowledging that will help shift the industry conversation: Millennials Don’t Talk About Millennials and Neither Should the Meetings Industry

>>Talking about Millennial behavior in the workplace is like talking about “new media.” It was once relevant and now it’s not: Why You Shouldn’t Say ‘Millennial’ Anymore — Meetings Innovation Report

>>The Asia-Pacific region continues to grow as a powerhouse of international travel destinations: Bangkok Overtakes London as Most Visited International Destination in 2016

>>The Shanghai Disney victory lap will likely continue for some time, but we’d love to see some actual numbers one of these days: Shanghai Disney Is More Popular Than Expected, But the CEO Stays Mum on Numbers

>>If this bill passes, it looks like ridiculously long security lines could hit U.S. train stations in coming years: New Bill Would Bring Terrorist Watch List Check to U.S. Rail Travel

>>Norway is struggling with the challenge of too much tourism. It’s not alone: Can a Tourism Campaign Be Too Successful? — Digital Marketing News This Week

>>Since Canadian tourism to the U.S. has tailed off, Brand USA needs Chinese and Indian travelers to fill the gap and meet the country’s tourism goals: Brand USA Needs Asian Tourists to Reach 100 Million Visitor Milestone


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