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This week in tourism news, we looked at millennials who surprise us. This diverse group really does buy luxury products and its business travel spending is relatively conservative.

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.

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>>Car rental giants are looking to the future, with the goal of handling logistics for whatever company ends up winning the automated car arms race. If you can’t beat them, join them: Hertz and Avis Prep for Future With Self-Driving Car Partnerships

>>Cruise companies are finally seeing the booking behavior they desired as more passengers reserve their places earlier. But observers wonder if selling inventory too far in advance means cruise lines are leaving money on the table: Cruise Passengers Are Booking Earlier Than Ever. Is That a Good Thing?

>>There is no one strategy to win over millennials. Brands should focus on what they offer in terms of quality and then communicate that through as many channels as possible to increase their awareness among this diverse but growing demographic: 5 Factors That Influence Millennials’ Luxury Spending Habits

>>Destinations around the world need to wake up and realize that social problems related to tourism aren’t going to solve themselves: Summer of Overtourism: 4 Lessons for the Travel Industry

>>Tour operators have longed for Turkey and, to a lesser extent, Egypt and Tunisia to return to their previous popularity. All of these destinations offer better value to consumers than Spain, which is at close-to-full capacity and more expensive. Their return is also good news for the people who rely on tourism for a living: Tour Operator CEOs Say Turkey Is Coming Back to Take the Strain Off Spain

>>Millennials are more frugal when traveling for business than their older coworkers. Who would have thought — and who knows how long that will last? Millennials Aren’t as Bad as You Think — Skift Corporate Travel Innovation Report


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Tags: tourism, Travel Trends, trends roundups

Photo credit: Millennial business travelers actually spend less than many people suspected. Visitors take a selfie at the exhibition stand of the Maldives at the International Tourism Trade Fair (ITB) in Berlin, Germany, March 9, 2016. Fabrizio Bensch / Reuters

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