Skift Take

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

Throughout the week we post dozens of original stories, connecting the dots across the travel industry, and every weekend we sum it all up. This weekend roundup examines tourism.

For all of our weekend roundups, go here.

>>As a rule we shy away from holiday travel, but Tokyo in winter is something we can get behind: A Supertraveler’s Guide to a Last-Minute Holiday Escape

>>The Travel Corporation is finding that it needs to offer the assurance of a guide as well as personalized touches so trips don’t feel mass-produced: Video: The Travel Corporation CEO on Breaking Through Perceptions

>>We have to wonder if the Nintendo strategy provides a glimpse of how Universal will use the recently acquired DreamWorks Animation: Universal Rolls Out Its Nintendo Partnership in Three Theme Parks

>>Sometimes we forget that in large part, the film industry created the dreamy, thrilling, magnetic New York of our travel fantasies: Video: Explaining the New York of Our Travel Fantasies

>>While meetings and events are cross-pollinating more sectors in their programming, the industry at large needs to expand how it defines and measures the value of that convergence: Expanding the Value Proposition of Business Events — Meetings Innovation Report

>>The corporate travel management arms race in China is heating up: Concur Expands Into China’s Corporate Travel Market

>>The “train guy” has a lot to say about why rail travel is still hard to book — and how that might start getting easier: Skift Backstage Podcast: SilverRail CEO on Tackling Trains in a Digital Age

>>Reading between the lines, Trump’s $1 trillion infrastructure plan will likely be cobbled together from tax breaks, incentives, and little direct investment: Trump’s Top Appointees Signal That Travel Infrastructure Is a Priority

>>Employers want their business travelers to comply with policy. Step one: Communicate that policy effectively: Travel Managers Need to Work on Communication — Skift Corporate Travel Innovation Report

>>Young people aren’t one monolithic group: an 18-year-old is very different from a 34-year-old. The travel industry needs to act smarter and start thinking in subsets: Video: Why the Travel Industry Doesn’t Understand Millennials

>>Ryanair’s plan to “transform” the package holiday market is a bold one given that the company is late to the party: The Travel Industry Shouldn’t Worry About Ryanair Holidays… Yet


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Photo credit: Travel managers are having serious trouble reaching the travelers they need to educate. A United Airlines plane takes off from Newark Airport. Julio Cortex / Associated Press

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