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.

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>>Trump and Brexit both have the potential to damage their respective country’s tourism industries. Open, inclusive countries are always more attractive to outsiders than closed ones: Nationalism Threatens to Undermine Transatlantic Travel

>>After years of talking up the importance of attracting millennials and families to cruising, it appears cruise lines are leaving them with a positive impression of their time onboard: Millennials Now Enjoy Cruising More Than Boomers

>>Visit Florida’s new $25 million budget isn’t a done deal yet — the governor could veto, and the Florida legislature could then override that decision: Visit Florida’s 67 Percent Tourism Funding Cut Is Now Up to the Governor

>>Muslim travelers are one of the largest visitor markets for the U.S. but few brands are marketing to them and taking their needs into account. U.S. travel and airline laptop bans create confusion and mixed messages: U.S. Tourism From Muslim Countries Was Increasing, Then Trump Came In

>>Now you can spend a fortune shopping on Rodeo Drive, then find a place to quietly contemplate your coming credit card bill: Beverly Hills Mixes Wealth and Health in New Tourism Push

>>The line between emerging and not ready for prime time can be a thin one that luxury operators must walk: Madagascar, Romania and More New Destinations for Luxury Tour Operators

>>SeaWorld has been enthusiastic about its strategy to focus more on rides than animals; the rest of the year should show whether that enthusiasm was warranted: SeaWorld CEO Says New Rides Should Save the Year

>>Disney’s theme park results were strong for the quarter, but its pipeline of projects around the world show the company has much bigger ambitions: Shanghai Disney Is Smashing Expectations as One-Year Mark Nears

>>The purposeful creation of meetings within meetings is important for the continued vitality of large meetings because it offers attendees focused discussions and connections in intimate settings: Why Meetings Within Meetings Matter for Large Events

>>Conferences and conventions need to be re-imagined as mass-personalization platforms that segment audiences into different sub-groups to provide greater returns for individual attendees: Redefining Meetings As Platforms — Meetings Innovation Report

>>Expanding to new markets can be tough; Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings is fortunate that its business outside of China appears to be thriving: Norwegian Cruise Line Is Getting a Rocky Start in China

>>With the middle class growing faster than the upper class, luxury opportunities may be just one demographic away: Skift New Luxury Newsletter: The Opportunities of the Middle Class

>>Much of the hiring that happened during the past four months was likely planned last year and before President Trump took office. Travel industry employers, however, don’t seem shaken by the president’s first 100 days: U.S. Travel Industry Jobs Show Healthy Growth During Trump’s First 100 Days

 

Photo Credit: U.S. travel industry jobs have had a great four months. Pictured are staff at the Southern Hotel in Covington, Louisiana. Peter Clark / Flickr