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.
>>At long last, Florida’s tourism industry knows its fate: Visit Florida’s $76 Million Budget Gets Legislative Approval After 4-Month Battle
>>The UK is in a much-weakened position as it prepares to start Brexit negotiations: Tourism Industry Could be A Beneficiary of UK Election Chaos
>>Brand USA’s one immediate challenge: getting on the Trump administration’s good side: Interview: Brand USA CEO Counts on Congress to Reverse Trump’s Plan to Kill ItStatus Blog
>>Younger employees are more likely to add a vacation to their work travel: Time-Starved Business Travelers Are Missing the Bleisure Trend
>>Eastern European tourism is growing: Contiki’s Western Europe Tours Are Popular But Eastern Europe Is on the Rise
>>Ross’ speech seemed too good to be true: U.S. Secretary of Commerce Says Tourism and Trump’s America First Policy Can Co-Exist
>>Being named the top anything is usually exciting for any destination: Dr. Beach Top 10 List Is Great for Tourism — Sometimes Too Great
Photo credit: Siesta Beach in Sarasota, Florida, pictured here, was named the top beach in America by Dr. Beach last week and has made investments to ensure it maintains its reputation. Jim Mullhaupt / Flickr