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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.

>> Amazon is experimenting and grasping for new ways to makes its mark in the hotel business: Exclusive: Amazon’s New Hotel Business Begins to Take Shape

>> The Internet of Things, with all its connectivity, will be coming to the skies soon, as it must: Gogo CEO: The Connected Plane Will Take the Mystery Out of Crash Probes

>> Being able to embed videos that are directly uploaded to Facebook outside of the platform is a huge incentive for brands to publish more videos: What Travel Brands Need to Know About Facebook’s New Updates

>> There is no organized, public campaign to stop Expedia’s acquisition of Orbitz: Expedia and Orbitz Get Second Request For Documents from Justice Department

>> Expedia and Priceline won’t be relying on TripAdvisor for much longer: TripAdvisor Is on a Collision Course With Its Two Biggest Customers

>> Visitor centers can rebrand themselves as places where travelers can get help both online and in-person: Rethinking the Visitor Center in the Age of Connected Travelers

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