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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 our trend roundups, go here.

Best Western is breaking mold, but others aren’t following: Major Booking Sites Still Won’t Allow Purchases In TripAdvisor’s App

Facebook is winning with social login preferences: Travel Providers Like Facebook Logins

Sharing about a trip on facebook is more popular than writing reviews:  Facebook More Popular Than Review Sites For Trip Sharing

YouTube is a big player for tourism boards: How US State Toursim Boards Use YouTube To Drive Visits

Flyers want their wi-fi, badly: Honeywell Finds Out How Far US Flyers Will Go For In-Flight Wi-Fi 

How airlines are dealing with “mileage hackers:” Flyertalk And The Rise of Mileage-Hacking In The Digital Age

Metasearch sites letting users stay in apps to book travel: The Next Chapter In Convergence Of Booking Sites And Metasearch

Photo Credit: TripAdvisor wants major online travel agencies such as and Expedia to facilitate hotel booking right within TripAdvisor apps, but for now they'll settle with smaller players like Tingo and Getaroom. Skift