Every week we post hundreds of stories across various sectors in travel, connecting the dots across various global trends, and in these weekend posts we highlight the stories that tackle these trends. This one looks at top digital trends. For all of our trends roundups, go here.

  1. U.S. locations are the most popular places on Instagram: Instagram Releases List of Top Photographed Places in 2013
  2. Airports are the most frequently checked into places on Foursquare: Airports Are the Most Frequently Checked Into U.S. Places on Foursquare
  3. National Parks are the most popular images shared on Twitter: 15 Most Popular Photos of U.S. National Parks on Twitter in 2013
  4. Airlines organize holiday surprise with hopes for a viral hit: Best Travel Ads This Week: WestJet Viral Video and More Holiday Cheer
  5. Hotels look to social media for improved marketing: Starwood Hotels Adds Guests’ Instagram Photos to Its Hotel Websites
  6. Theme parks and sports stadiums are popular places in social media: Ten Most Popular U.S. Destinations for Facebook Check-Ins in 2013
  7. Social media captures a diverse set of travel attractions: The 25 Most Popular Destinations for Facebook Check-Ins in 2013
  8. Airlines introducing new onboard tech capabilities: JetBlue’s New In-Flight Wi-Fi Will Be Free for Six Months
  9. Airlines introducing new onboard tech capabilities: Southwest First U.S. Airline to Offer Gate To Get Messaging
  10. Airlines introducing new onboard tech capabilities: European Commission Gives Airlines Approval to Relax Device Rules Throughout Flight
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Photo credit: The Foursquare page for Atlanta-Hartsfield Airport on an iPad. PlaceIt.net

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