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This week in tourism, we have news on product development in the cruise and theme park sectors. But on a less-fun note, why aren't companies doing a better job serving women and travelers with disabilities?

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.

>>Disney’s Hollywood Studios has been a work in progress for the last two decades. With Toy Story Land and Star Wars taking center stage, executives believe the park is finally coming into its own: Star Wars Is Disney’s New Hope to Transform Its Movie-Themed Park

>>Now that Royal Caribbean Cruises and Carnival Corp. have made serious moves in the expedition space, is it still a “niche” sector of the cruise industry? We expect to see more activity in the coming years from players big and small: Seabourn Is Building Expedition Ships as Demand for Luxury Adventure Grows

>>Travel managers know they need to focus on safety as more women travel for business, but seem to be unwilling so far to make specific changes to their policies. Hopefully, this trend won’t continue: Few Corporate Travel Policies Specifically Address Female Safety

>>Companies need to ensure the safety of female business travelers on the road, but most don’t have specific policies that are attuned to their needs: Doing More for Female Business Travelers

>>People who want to select a non-smoking room are shown options at most booking sites. The industry needs to be just as helpful for travelers with specific needs for mobility, hearing, or visual challenges. Thankfully several online booking sites are trying to help: Online Travel Players Boost Accessibility for Travelers With Disabilities

>>Not every company can afford a dedicated security director. There are services out there, though, that are evolving to offer more automated security solutions that aren’t just for multinational corporations and global operations: Outsourcing Security Has Big Implications for Business Travel at Smaller Firms

>>Mark your calendars! Announcing a new format at the 2018 Skift Global Forum. We want to see you there: New Updates for Skift Global Forum


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Photo credit: The Great Movie Ride at Disney's Hollywood Studios is pictured in this photo from May of 2015. The park has been a work in progress for the last two decades. Among the changes: The Great Movie Ride has closed to make way for a Mickey Mouse-themed attraction, and a Star Wars land is opening in 2019. Jeff Krause / Flickr

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