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This week in tourism, take a deep dive into Ireland’s past as it confronts an uncertain future as a destination post-Brexit. Plus, Mexico’s new tourism strategy leaves many worried and a city in Southern California gets walloped by visitors attracted by wildflowers.

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.

Ireland’s Tourism Success Is Under Threat by Brexit: A Skift Deep Dive: Whatever happens over the next few weeks, months, and years, Brexit has brought back some unpleasant memories and risks damaging the very united tourism that the north and the south in Ireland have worked so hard to build.

Mexico’s Mystifying Tourism Move Leaves Competitors Ready to Pounce: Mexico’s new government has priorities for tourism, but that doesn’t include a tourist board. Will other destinations seize the opportunity?

How a ‘Poppy Apocalypse’ Could Turn Into Tourism Gold for a Small California City: Lake Elsinore, California, wanted tourists — but not the kind that gridlocked its streets and trampled its mountainsides. The city is trying to learn from intense short-term overtourism to prepare for a more manageable future.

Travel Advisors Find South Asian Destination Weddings Very Lucrative But Tough: South Asian destination weddings are a lucrative and growing travel niche, fueled by demand from affluent Indian immigrant communities in North America. However, travel advisors need to be prepared for complex challenges.

Adventure Travel Specialists Take Customers Beyond the Beach: Adventure travel is a booming niche that many agencies would be wise to take on. Given the trends for retirees to live longer and healthier lives and for millennials to search for unique experiences, this segment of the travel market is just getting started.


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Photo credit: Tourists surround a castle on the cliffs of Moher, Ireland. Leland Paul Kusmer / Flickr

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