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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 of our trends roundups, go here

>> In case you missed it, the Skifties winners were announced this week: The Winners of Inaugural Skifties Social Media Travel Awards, the Full List

>> Some ride-sharing apps could have to answer to the law soon: Authorities Say Uber and Lyft Mislead Users About Background Checks and Fares

>> See why personalization can’t be ignored any longer: 5 Reasons Why You Can’t Ignore Personalization in Travel

>> Travelers are really excited during the booking stage, good news for booking sites: TripAdvisor’s Latest Survey Shows Psychology Behind U.S. Travelers

>> The biggest booking sites keep getting bigger: Priceline, Expedia and Alibaba Add to Their Mammoth Acquisition War Chests

>> Check out new digital startups including room-booking and reservation platforms: 5 New Travel Startups for Digital Nomads and Business Mavericks

>> Standing in line for an iPhone 6 or a tourist attraction, that’s the question: iPhone 6 Sale Attracts Vacationers Throughout the World

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