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.

>> Brands encourage last-minute summer trips: Best Travel Ads This Week: Inspiring Summer Holidays

>> A new model to look at mobile-first travelers: The Mobile-First Silent Travelers: Why They Matter

>> Booking on smartphones is slower, harder than on a laptop: Business Travelers Are Far Less Satisfied with Mobile Booking Than We Think

>> Travelers love looking at stunning scenery: Pure Michigan Shares Its Secret for Instagram Success

>> GPS apps are the most used travel apps on smartphones: The Only App Travelers Truly Need on Their Smartphones

>> Proof that travel begins when you leave home: The OpenTable Deal Proves One Thing

>> The online booking space is getting harder to break into: The Consolidation in the Online Travel Booking Space Over the Last Two Years

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