weekly_trend_roundupEvery 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.

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>>Booking.com and Airbnb are going after this sector and professionally managed properties are feeling the lumps: TripAdvisor In Tiff With Vacation Rental Managers Over FlipKey Changes

>>What travelers search for and what they actually book are horses of different colors: 20 Charts Showing Surprising Trends in Global Last-Minute Travel

>>The biggest trendline in travel is personalization: The Future of Connected Travel at Stuttgart’s Urban Living Lab

>>Most people don’t go on a luxury cruise to sit around refreshing Twitter, but cruisers shouldn’t have to pay a fortune if they want to: Despite Freebies, Wi-Fi Can Be Costly on Luxury Cruise Ships

>>Sometimes Qunar wants us to believe it can sail through a hurricane unscathed in a sailboat: Qunar CEO: Leisure Travel Has Been Immune From China’s Economic Meltdown

>>The on-demand economy is on the rise, but what does on-demand mean, exactly?: Trends Report: How the On-Demand Economy Is Reshaping the Travel Experience

>> It’s an uphill climb but with mobile coming into its own, the decision is a no-brainer: Expedia Says It’s Serious About Tours and Activities This Time Around

>>We’re looking forward to seeing how the various airlines price the newer, faster Wi-Fi: Gogo’s New High-Speed In-Flight Wi-Fi Clears Final FAA Hurdle

>> This will continue to be an interesting skirmish between a well-funded startup focusing on last-minute versus larger players that can offer more wide-ranging solutions for hotels: Is It Crisis Time for HotelTonight or All Systems Go?

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