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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.

>>Royal Caribbean reported a lot of promising news Friday, and investors were glad to hear it. Is it too soon to think the worst of this year’s cruise woes are in the past? Royal Caribbean Thinks It Has the Secret to Getting Newcomers on Board

>>Younger travelers are leading the charge when it comes to helping push forward more progressive change in corporate travel policy: Business Travelers Are Searching for a Better Work-Life Balance

>>Today’s theme parks are a far cry from the previous generation: 5 Insights Into Disney and Universal’s Modern Theme Park Strategies

>>Peek is competing in the online tours and activities booking space because it built a mobile-friendly platform where tour operators can better manage and sell their product in real-time: Video: Why Peek Still Sees Opportunity in the Tours and Activities Market

>>Price and awards will always be a strong pull for getting travelers to join loyalty programs but Facebook IQ’s data show that that’s more true for some travelers than for others: 3 Charts From Facebook Detail U.S. Travelers’ Loyalty Inclinations

>>In most cases, airlines have the technology to give passengers more control over their journey. Carriers should take advantage of this: Passengers Want More Technology and Control Along Their Journey

>>There’s no doubt China’s economy is going through a downturn, but western travel brands can’t blame all of their shortcomings on that point: Chinese Travel Will Reach Record Highs in 2016 Despite a Slower Economy

>>Lots of news coming out of IMEX America: The Future of Hotel Meetings and Event Tech — Meetings Innovation Report

>>Will travelers who want to volunteer sidestep a full week on Fathom and just book a one-day excursion on another line? Fathom Is Expanding Its Volunteer Activities to Other Carnival Lines

>>Corporate travel overall needs to pay more attention to what causes stressed workers and decreased productivity: Finding the Balance in Business Travel — Corporate Travel Innovation Report

>>The multi-year “Holland: The Original Cool” tourism campaign is a lesson in modern video storytelling: A Holland Tourism Alliance and 3-Year Video Campaign Help Drive U.S. Arrivals

>>We’re interested to see how the global industry adapts when more of those business trips are international: China’s Business Travel Spending Growth is Slowing But Still Significant


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Photo credit: Business travelers are looking for more work-life balance, and companies with younger workers are finding it. Here, attendees at a business conference eat dinner. Hui Yao / Flickr

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