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Tourism Roundup

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The Megatrends Defining Travel in 2020 and 8 Other Top Tourism Stories This Week

This week in tourism news, Skift released its annual megatrends list. For 2020, we predict among the trends a rise in subscription services, a continued focus on wellness, and an emphasis on protecting destinations — the latter of which could not come at a more crucial time.

The Megatrends Defining Travel in 2020 and 8 Other Top Tourism Stories This Week

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Michigan Funding Axed and 15 Other Top Tourism Stories This Week

This week in tourism, the longstanding Pure Michigan marketing campaign will soon go dark. For a minute, Brand USA was similarly in trouble, and we have the story behind Thomas Cook owing at least $12 billion.

Michigan Funding Axed and 15 Other Top Tourism Stories This Week

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The Uncertain Future of Asia’s Elephant Tourism Biz and 17 Other Top Tourism Stories This Week

This week in tourism, don't miss our deep dive exploring the highly polarized business of elephant tourism in Asia. Meanwhile, Puerto Rico plans to expand business travel with its launch of high-tech entertainment hub El Distrito in 2020.

The Uncertain Future of Asia’s Elephant Tourism Biz and 17 Other Top Tourism Stories This Week

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What’s Behind Executive Burnout in Travel and 10 Other Top Tourism Stories This Week

This week in tourism, careers can be demanding — that's just a fact — and for those working in the nonstop travel industry, a burnout is even more likely to happen. Meanwhile, cruises will grow in spite of any recession, or at least that's what two top cruising executives think.

What’s Behind Executive Burnout in Travel and 10 Other Top Tourism Stories This Week

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Syria’s Controversial Tourism Comeback and 11 Other Top Tourism Stories This Week

This week in tourism, Syria is seeing a pickup in inbound travelers despite still being an active war zone. Meanwhile, California's tourism industry is changing its marketing strategy because of increasing wildfires.

Syria’s Controversial Tourism Comeback and 11 Other Top Tourism Stories This Week

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Sober Curious Travel Experiences Take Off and 8 Other Top Tourism Stories This Week

This week in tourism, the travel industry is starting to recognize the sober lifestyle movement as more travelers look for less boozy experiences. Meanwhile, travel advisors are reconceptualizing their office designs to attract customers.

Sober Curious Travel Experiences Take Off and 8 Other Top Tourism Stories This Week

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Thailand’s Visitor Decline and 12 Other Top Tourism Stories This Week

This week in tourism, Thailand faces a reckoning as high-spending European inbound travelers drop off. Meanwhile, we take a look at just how much clout travel advisors have in shaping responsible travel.

Thailand’s Visitor Decline and 12 Other Top Tourism Stories This Week

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Poland Joins U.S. Visa Waiver Program and 14 Other Top Tourism Stories This Week

This week in tourism, Polish nationals will soon be able to apply for extended U.S. visits as Poland joins the American visa waiver program. Meanwhile, a tour operator is trying to simplify travel to Cuba as the Trump administration continues adding restrictions.

Poland Joins U.S. Visa Waiver Program and 14 Other Top Tourism Stories This Week

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Cruising Pollution Regulation Concerns and 12 Other Top Tourism Stories This Week

This week in tourism, the cruise industry faces a new rule to cut sulfur emissions by 85 percent that is set to launch in January. But will it be enforceable? Meanwhile, Airbnb's latest investment suggests the company will become more mainstream over time.

Cruising Pollution Regulation Concerns and 12 Other Top Tourism Stories This Week

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Blame Game in Thomas Cook Failure and 11 Other Top Tourism Stories This Week

This week in tourism, there was a lot of finger pointing between two former Thomas Cook CEOs during an inquiry into the company's collapse. Meanwhile, Japan will be the first Asian nation to host a Rugby World Cup tournament.

Blame Game in Thomas Cook Failure and 11 Other Top Tourism Stories This Week