Every week we post hundreds of stories across various sectors in travel, connecting the dots across various global trends. We’re now highlighting the posts that tackle these global trends pointing towards the future of travel. This one looks at top digital travel trends. For all of our trends roundups, go here.

  1. Gate-to-gate usage for mobile devices coming soon: FAA Panel Backs Easing of Digital Devices on Planes
  2. Mobile bookings continue to boom: Mobile Travel Bookings To Reach $26 Billion in 2014, Hotels.com Says
  3. New tech helps cut visa, customs wait times: New Kiosks at New York JFK Airport May Reduce Wait Times by 40 Percent
  4. Businesses have an online review problem: At Least 25 Percent of Yelp Reviews Are Fake, Never Get Published
  5. The evolution of in-room technology: The Hotel Concierge of the Future May Be Customer Service Via Smartphone
  6. Social media used for travel warnings and updates: State Department Works with Twitter to Get Travelers Information Faster
  7. How social media impacts luxury buying decisions: The Social Media Habits of Luxury Travelers in the Americas and Beyond
  8. Hotel Wi-Fi still important factor for guests: Hotel Revenues Are Not Yet Threatened by Prospect of City-Wide Wi-Fi
  9. Travel startups have a new way to raise money: Travel Startup Fundraising Just Became Easier and Harder at the Same Time
  10. Travel startups have a new way to raise money: The First 50 Travel Startups Publicly Raising Money on AngelList
  11. Travel startups attack incumbents: 5 Travel Startups for Airport Pickups, Student Travel and Home Rentals
  12. Travel startups make intercity transit easier: 5 Smart Apps That New York Hopes Will Make Local Transit Easier
  13. Technology built for business travelers: The Top Meetings Technology Trends to Watch for in 2014
  14. The market for last-minute hotel bookings grows: Southeast Asian Same-Day Booking Service HotelQuickly Raises $1.1 Million
  15. Tours startups look to acquisition for a soft landing: Hotel Tech Firm Acquires Tours Company in Another Soft Landing For A Startup

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Photo credit: An example request screen of Neon's hotel concierge app. NEON / Placeit by Breezi

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