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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.

>>We don’t think these announcements will solve all of SeaWorld’s woes, but new rides, attractions, and events should drive some visitors to the parks: SeaWorld Is Building New Rides as Killer Whale Shows Take a Back Seat

>>Regions like Western Europe, the Caribbean and South America, while seeing their arrivals grow year-over-year, are missing out on more arrivals because of a series of events including terrorism, the Zika virus and weak local economies: International Tourist Arrivals Have Grown in 2016, But Europe Is Slow

>>We just launched a new mini-audio series called Spoken Edition, which allows you to listen to some of Skift’s original reporting via Apple’s iTunes store: You Can Now Listen to Audio of Skift Stories in iTunes

>>Why use any old private jet service when you happen to own the “best” company with the “best” people? Tremendous: Clinton Vs. Trump: Where Presidential Candidates Spend Their Travel Dollars

>>Asserting that advanced technology, which has yet to even be installed, has solved the sustainability problem is misleading: Cruise Industry’s Latest Sustainability Report Doesn’t Contain Data on Sustainability

>>It has taken a long time for rail companies and governments to loosen their grip on the data they control. Now that it’s happened, GoEuro and others operating in multi-modal metasearch are well placed to take advantage: GoEuro’s First Priority After $70 Million in New Funding Is Raising Awareness

>>It’s good news that travelers took their summer trips, all things considered. But the fairly bleak outlook shows that the travel industry still has some lean times ahead: U.S. Travel Picked up This Summer, But Don’t Expect the Trend to Last

>>Marriott-Starwood dominated headlines for months while Expedia and Priceline have been largely inactive in mergers and acquisitions so far in 2016: It’s Been a Busy Year for Travel Acquisitions With Lodging Deals Dominating

>>With a 15 percent drop against the U.S. dollar, suddenly post-Brexit London seems like a bargain, relatively speaking: Conference Planners Show Surging Interest in London Since Brexit

>>We like to think we’ve taken some of the best practices from the meetings and conventions space and applied them to our own event: Takeaways From Skift Global Forum 2016 — Meetings Innovation Report

>>As the black travel movement continues to grow, travel companies ignore diverse audiences at their peril: Skift Podcast: Black Travel Has Become a Movement

>>The future of travel is the future of corporate travel — just on a bit of a time delay: The Future Looks Seamless and On-Demand — Skift Corporate Travel Innovation Report

>>The next generation of interdisciplinary event design and experiential marketing is far too complex for planners to navigate on their own anymore: Event Planners and Marketers Are Finally Seeing the Benefits of Collaboration


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Photo credit: Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton shake hands during the presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y. September 26, 2016. David Goldman / Associated Press

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