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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.

>>London Tech Week shows the impact that convention bureaus can have on developing live events that shift a city’s destination brand image: London Tech Week Is Helping Pivot the City Into Europe’s Startup Capital

>>Until now, what the modern day supertraveler thinks and wants has not really been understood: Video: What We Can All Learn From The Modern Supertraveler

>>The CEO of the world’s largest cruise ship company believes this is the “golden age of cruising”: Skift Backstage Podcast: Carnival CEO on Exceeding Expectations

>>Save the date for 2017’s most inspirational and creative travel industry gathering: Save the Date: Skift Global Forum 2017, Sep 26-27 in New York City

>>It will be impossible for Trump to accomplish his stated goal of returning U.S. infrastructure to a world-class state using only private investment and tax rebates: Nobody Knows How President Trump Will Fund His U.S. Infrastructure Plan

>>U.S. Travel is pushing us to take more time off, but millennials are nervous, and middle managers aren’t listening: Video: U.S. Travel Leaders on What Ails Tourism Today

>>Are IPOs a feasible option for the sharing economy? What’s Keeping Uber and Airbnb From Going Public

>>The fact that hotel rates and airfares are likely to remain flat into 2017 reflects a huge amount of uncertainty about the state of the global economy: Corporate Travel Forecast Sees Flat Airfares and Hotel Rates in 2017

>>There are questions about how well the majority of meeting planners will be prepared for the upcoming onslaught of digital-native attendees: Is the Events Industry Paying Enough Attention to Tech? — Meetings Innovation Report

>>The initial surprise over the Brexit vote has waned, but lingering uncertainty over the long-term effects remain: Brexit Hasn’t Ruined European Business Travel Yet

>>In the end it will be difficult to tell if UK outbound travel to the U.S. will be hurt more by the poor pound-to-dollar exchange rate or the unfriendly welcome the new U.S. president is showing some visitors: Survey: One-Third of UK Tourists Less Likely to Visit U.S. Because of Trump

>>Travel providers are expected to keep prices relatively flat to help drive demand and make travel more affordable for companies: What Will 2017 Hold for Business Travelers? — Skift Corporate Travel Innovation Report

>>As Iceland’s ascent as a global tourism giant has shown, explosive growth can bring its own problems and drawbacks: Video: Visit Iceland Director on the Blessing and Curse of Tourism

>>Following recent terrorism attacks and acts of violence in high-profile locations, the convention industry is compelled to develop a new set of security standards. This is going to be costly, but it’s a different world in 2016: Convention Industry Taps U.S. Homeland Security to Make Meetings More Secure


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Photo credit: The Trump administration wants to invest $550 billion to improve U.S. infrastructure, but doesn't yet know how to do it. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump waves to the crowd gathered in front of Trump Tower ahead of the arrival of the pope's motorcade for an appearance in New York's Central Park. Kevin Hagen / Associated Press

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