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

>> Skift’s new trend report looks at the future of conventions and how they’ll adapt to what’s coming: Smart Conventions and Meetings Are Redefining Face-to-Face Events

>> Cvent’s CEO on why face-to-face meetings won’t go away: Interview: Cvent CEO on Meetings Industry Getting Pushed Into the Future

>> Mobile won’t take over next year, but desktop should be concerned: Mobile Will Rival Desktop for Digital Travel Research by Next Year

>> Don’t think TripAdvisor is the only reviews site in town: Hotels Respond to Bad User Reviews on TripAdvisor More Than on Expedia

>> What Alibaba thinks about its competition: Qunar CEO Interview: We Can Out-Execute Alibaba and Everyone Else

>> Startups, read and learn: Venture Capitalists Discuss the Missteps of Travel Startups

>> Travel brands finally realize Snapchat’s marketing potential: What Travel Brands Need to Know About Snapchat

>> Mobile booking rose this year, but it’s not the frontrunner: The World Cup Led to a Surge in Mobile Bookings for Latin America

>> Startups can learn some lessons from this Skift Global Forum video: Skift Forum Video: Understanding The Travel Startup Investment Landscape

>> Terry Jones talked about “The Radical Technology Changing Online Travel” at Skift Global Forum: Skift Forum Video: Travelocity Founder Terry Jones on the Next Big Thing in Booking

>> Tour operators want in on TripAdvisor: Tour Operators Look to TripAdvisor for User Reviews, Warts and All

>> The latest phone carrier to say no: AT&T Scraps Plans to Introduce In-Flight Wi-Fi

 

Photo Credit: Disneyland is already experimenting with Snapchat. Walt Disney Resorts. / Facebook