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This week in tourism, Norwegian Cruise Line has an impressive start to the year, and a new report points to some worrying U.S. travel numbers. Plus, the CEO of one of the world's largest private travel companies shares his roadmap to curb the abundance of single-use plastics.

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.

Norwegian Cruise Line Sees No Danger on the Horizon: We’re a long way into the current economic cycle and despite the potential for a slowdown, Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings CEO Frank Del Rio sees plenty of reasons to be cheerful.

International Inbound U.S. Travel Growth Stuck in Slump: Beyond a slump for travel, it appears that experts expect a global economic cooldown to happen in coming years. People will always need to travel, but stagnant growth will present a problem for the industry in North America.

Skift Forum Asia: The Travel Corporation Maps Plan to Sustainability. There’s a long road ahead to achieving environmental sustainability in the travel industry. It involves a lot of effort from companies, but travelers and governments have to get on board too.


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Photo credit: Rendering of Leonardo, a new ship on order for Norwegian Cruise Line. Norwegian Cruise Line

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