Destinations are learning to manage and prevent crowds of tourists. Crowds gather for a celebration for the opening of the Westfield World Trade Center mall in the oculus of the Transportation Hub, August 16, 2016 in New York. Mark Lennihan / Associated Press
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.
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>>There’s not much theme park development in the United States, so growth has to come from somewhere. Six Flags sees a lot of potential in China and other destinations around the world: Six Flags Is Making a Bigger Entry Into China With Three More Parks
>>When your city sees demonstrations against tourists — or even expressions of discontent beyond peaceful protests — you know you have a problem. Destinations around the world are struggling to find the right balance between welcoming visitors and barring them. We’ll discuss a framework for figuring out solutions: Skift Call November 7: A Framework for Overtourism Solutions
>>The travel industry at large speaks eagerly and often about creating positive experiences for travelers. This contrasts heavily, though, with the fears and anxieties experienced by real travelers from diverse backgrounds: Travelers Get Candid About Their Struggles With Permanxiety
>>Tourism executives from around the world all have unique challenges as they promote their destinations, but they also have a lot in common: They want to avoid the pitfalls of destructive tourism, get a good return on their marketing dollars, and attract high-spending visitors: Video: Tourism Leaders on Planning to Avoid Overtourism
>>Upside hopes working with The Wall Street Journal will attract high-yield and repeat business travelers to its service. We’ve seen before that media-linked booking sites rarely have staying power. As a customer-acquisition move, though, it could pay off: The Race to Capture Unmanaged Business Travelers — Skift Corporate Travel Innovation Report
>>One of the buzz phrases in the cruise industry for the past couple of years has been “multigenerational cruising.” Virgin Voyages sees an opportunity in keeping one generation off its inaugural ship: Virgin Voyages Sharpens Its Focus With Adult-Only Cruise Plan