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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.

>>Africa has more than enough to tempt the 200 million Chinese tourists forecast to be trotting the globe by 2020. But is enough being done to roll out the welcome mat? Tourism Boards in Africa Aren’t Addressing Chinese Outbound Travelers

>>The first travel ban resulted in stranded travelers, widespread protests, and court battles. What will round two bring? Corporate Travel Holds Its Breath Waiting for Trump’s Next Travel Ban

>>The stack of “Bathroom Bills” piling up in state legislatures around the country will only drive away meetings and conventions: Bathroom Bills Are Upending the Meetings Industry Across the U.S.

>>Attention to detail has done wonders for Monocle and its sister-brand studio over the last decade: Monocle Founder on Design Inspiration and What’s Missing From Today’s Travel Ecosystem

>>You’re not going to want to miss this lineup of speakers: Meet the Speakers for the Inaugural Skift Forum Europe

>>Right now, the meetings and events industry is divided between focusing on the value of innovation and the cost of ignorance: Business Events Are Caught Between the Past and Future — Meetings Innovation Report

>>How much of the world is eager to host a Six Flags theme park? Six Flags Says It Is Just Getting Started With Its International Expansion

>>Visitors keep coming to New York City, and the effort continues to strike a balance between tourist playground and place where people actually live: Skift Podcast: How New York City Tourism Changes the City

>>Like other cruise lines, Norwegian is thinking far into the future when it comes to China. Will the fledgling market keep up with the supply growth? Norwegian Cruise Line Is Already Planning a Second Ship for China

>>Business travel had a brief moment of optimism, but the rosy forecast could be in trouble if companies slip back into old uncertainty-driven patterns and keep employees off the road: U.S. Business Travel Recovery Is Threatened by the Trump Travel Ban


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Photo credit: Visit Dallas President and CEO Phillip Jones speaks at a press conference organized by the Texas Welcomes All coalition, which was mobilized to oppose the state's pending bathroom bill. Texas Welcomes All / YouTube

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