Skift Take

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.

>>What were the travel industry’s top leaders saying backstage at Skift Global Forum? Introducing the Skift Take Studio Series

>>By segmenting the personalities of their individual neighborhoods, cities like San Francisco have more options to align their visitor experiences with different visitor profiles: San Francisco Has a Local-Focused Strategy to Get Visitors to Come Back

>>When the U.S. election (presumably) concludes on Tuesday, companies might be able to invest in travel with a little more certainty about their return on investment: Travel CEOs Say U.S. Election Caused Them Heartburn Too

>>Anand Sanwal of CB Insights says, “They’re not coming for your basis points, they’re coming for your commas”: Video: CB Insights Says Big Brands Ignore Travel Startups at Their Own Peril

>>The very nature of investment in the travel startup space remains complicated. A lot of hype but also plenty of opportunity and big payouts for those who can bring together the right tech, the right user experience, for the right market segments: New Skift Trends Report: Venture Investment Trends in Travel 2017

>>We at Skift will try and make sense of the epochal changes ahead, for ourselves, for this industry we so dearly love, and for the world curious about the future of travel and our industry: The Future of the Travel Industry Is at Stake From This Morning On

>>SeaWorld has a couple of big goals: Cut costs in a big way and get more people to visit. We’re not sure how those priorities are going to work together: Still Struggling, SeaWorld Announces Major Cost-Cutting Plans

>>The results of the U.S. presidential election showed us unequivocally that we all tend to default into our own professional and personal bubbles in different ways: Meetings Move Us Beyond Our Isolationist Bubbles — Meetings Innovation Report

>>One of the most controversial presidential campaigns in U.S. history is over (we think). You would think having a hotel operator in office would thrill the industry. So far that’s not the case at all: President Trump: The Travel Industry Reacts With Caution, Not Enthusiasm

>>A lack of business travel demand generally means lower prices and less spend for businesses. It also means business travel could be waning, a bad sign for the overall economy: 5 Travel Executives React to Muted 2017 Business Travel Outlook

>>If taking a year off to travel the world sounds too good to be true, it probably is: 3 Charts on U.S. Adults’ Interests in Studying Abroad and Gap Years

>>As consumers become more comfortable with last-minute mobile booking — and require more depth in their travel experiences — those who sell tours and activities need to adapt their offerings: Skift Backstage Podcast: The Evolution of Tours and Activities

>>It will take months and maybe years for the full impact of a new U.S. president to be felt in the corporate travel industry. Right now all we have are campaign promises and threats, and lots of questions about the future: Corporate Travel Insiders Hope Trump Will Focus on Business Improvements, Tone Down Rhetoric

>>We expect to see a lot of ups and downs as the world adjusts to a new reality: The End (and Beginning) of Uncertainty — Corporate Travel Innovation Report

>>Most travel brands probably get too focused on day-to-day operations to think about stepping back and telling a story: Video: Wolff Olins CEO on Capturing the Traveler’s Imagination

>>TUI was already a client of peakwork so it can obviously see the potential in a company that can help speed up the search process: TUI Needs to Grow, So It Invests in a Travel Tech Company

>>Car rental companies should be able to regain some share in the ground transportation marketplace: Weak Demand and On-Demand Services Hurting Car Rental Companies

>>As the current CEO prepares to depart in a year and a half, we’re getting more curious about who will replace him: Disney’s Theme Park Plans Include Creative Pricing, Hotels and Movie Characters


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Photo credit: Donald Trump stands in front of his airplane as he speaks during a rally in Bentonville, Arkansas. Trump won the U.S. presidential election November 8. John Bazemore / Associated Press

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