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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.
>>So far there has been a limited impact from last June’s Brexit vote, but that doesn’t mean there won’t be an economic price to pay: Why the UK Travel Industry Isn’t Yet Suffering a Brexit Slowdown
>>Defying conventional wisdom in the U.S., leading venture capitalist and the founders of two venture-backed companies — Trainline and GetYourGuide — believe that Europe is an excellent testbed for creating travel companies that can scale globally: Europe Is an Excellent Testbed for the Future of Travel, Say Investors and Entrepreneurs
>>As more travelers realize that dining is truly an experience in its own right, more restaurants and travel companies are pursuing innovation: Dining Is Quickly Becoming the Main Attraction for Global Travelers
>>The Internet has more information about destinations than any traveler could possibly need. Do consumers really need tour operators to have retail stores? TUI Group CMO Says That Bricks and Mortar Retail Still Matters to Tour Brands
>>Come be part of Skift Global Forum, the best damn conference in all of travel. Your future will thank you for it: Travel’s Biggest CEOs to Speak at Skift Global Forum NYC, Sept. 26-27
>>International travel to the U.S. remained strong in February, probably because travelers still went on trips they had planned months in advance. Domestic business travel, however, has begun to decrease: Domestic U.S. Business Travel Hits a Downturn
>>While U.S. government actions in the past couple months have caused upheaval in the business travel world, the Global Business Travel Association executive director reminds us that the industry is dealing with all kinds of change at the moment: Interview: GBTA Executive Director on the Forces Shaping Business Travel Today
>>More than anywhere else, Europe is at the center of a wholesale reimagining of the role that tourism and hospitality play in uniting global governments, cultures, and companies: Skift Forum Europe Emphasizes Global Perspective — Meetings Innovation Report
>>Many tourism boards across the U.S. are closely watching what happens with Visit Florida’s funding as CFO Hefren works to instill confidence that the organization will be more diligent with its finances: Visit Florida Hires New CFO to Restore Confidence as Budget Battle Rages
>>Younger business travelers are comfortable with new services and change in general. Traditional players in the industry should take note: The Change Millennials Already Embrace — Skift Corporate Travel Innovation Report
>>Disruption is more fun when you’re the disruptor. The speakers and attendees at the inaugural Skift Forum Europe are doing what they can to be on the right side of the equation: Travel Disruption and Reinvention Top of Mind at Skift Forum Europe