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This week in tourism, Bermuda's Supreme Court overturned the island's same-sex marriage ban — a win for the tourism and cruise industries, and a major win for humankind. In a major loss, Anthony Bourdain has died.

Tourism News Weekly Roundup

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 trends.

For all of our weekend roundups, go here.

>>The Bermuda Triangle is legendary for making things mysteriously disappear. But one thing that wasn’t lost in Bermuda this week was a legal understanding that a ban on same-sex marriage is bad for business and morally wrong in 2018: Bermuda Court Overturns Same-Sex Marriage Ban in Win for Tourism Industry

>>Anthony Bourdain’s impact on travel and food really can’t be measured: Television Host Anthony Bourdain Is Dead at 61

>>European travel CEOs are paid well by most standards — but not compared with their peers across the pond: The Highest Paid Travel CEOs in Europe in 2017

>>Venues are getting smarter about designing space in a more flexible way to enable more creative events. This is a welcome change as companies and groups gravitate away from the tired old meeting concepts and toward more memorable, experiential events: Flexible Meeting Spaces Become Common as Small Events Evolve

>>Meeting venues are finding the value in flexibility, especially for smaller events that don’t want to be stuck with one boring option. Designing a creative experience is easier when the site embraces variety: Small Events Try to Avoid the Cookie-Cutter Approach

>>Missed Skift Forum Europe in person? Now you can watch the sessions from our event in Berlin, featuring speakers from top travel companies including Marriott, AccorHotels, Airbnb, Ryanair, and Skift Forum Europe 2018 On-Stage Videos Are Now Live

>>The pace of Thomas Cook Group’s evolution seems glacial, but that’s part of being a legacy and enjoying the associated brand recognition and market share: Video: Thomas Cook Group CEO on the Slow Evolution of a 177-Year Legacy


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Photo credit: Cruise ship in the Hamilton Bermuda port on April 25, 2012. Bermuda just overturned its same-sex marriage ban. Brook Ward / Flickr

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