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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

>> Top news this week: Amazon entering the wonderful world of travel: Exclusive: Amazon to Get Into Hotel Booking With Launch of Travel Site

>> Skift’s new trends report looks at where mobile booking is headed next year: New Skift Trends Report: The State of Mobile Booking 2015

>> Travel shows are on the search for new talent: Travel Channel Searches for the Next Bourdain With New Web Series

>> Baby boomers say they’ll be saving more for travel next year: Baby Boomers Ready To Take More Trips in 2015

>> The latest travel media brand to move further into digital: New York Times’ 36 Hours Series Adds Video to Bring Itineraries to Life

>> MasterCard breaks down the cashless payments of travel’s future: Skift Forum Video: MasterCard’s CMO on the Future of Seamless Payments

>> Every airport terminal should look like this: United’s Newark Plans Will Reinvent New York Airport Tech and Food Offerings

>> Destinations increasingly turn to food and wine to attract tourists: How Data Inspired Tourism Australia to Market Its Food and Wine

>> See how Airbnb is, and isn’t, working with some of its competitors: The Startup Businesses Built Around the Airbnb Ecosystem

>> The latest travel brand to embrace content marketing: Airbnb Gets Into Print Publishing With New Pineapple Quarterly

>> Caribbean tourism didn’t have a banner year, but many islands are doing something about that: Caribbean Tourism Boards Take Responsibility for Managing Visitor Experience

>> Airlines aren’t airing on the cheap side of Wi-Fi: Adding Up the Costs of a $1,200 In-Flight Wi-Fi Bill