These are the digital trends we were talking about this week.
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.
>>Like many recent travel startups, GetGoing pivoted from a consumer to a business focus: BCD Travel Acquires GetGoing’s Travel Agent Technology Assets
>>The Skift Podcast season two promises interviews and discussions with the travel industry’s most innovative leaders: We’re Back! Skift Podcast: Discussing the Megatrends Affecting Travel in 2016
>>This likely will be a year of building out what TripAdvisor already has in hotel Instant Booking: Challenges in Travel Booking 2016: TripAdvisor Isn’t Afraid of Google’s New Products
>>What do you get the online travel agency that seemingly has everything it can have? Several majority investments, apparently: Expedia Continues Investment Spree With Airport Ride Startup Wingz
>>Some entrepreneurs are subject to so much tunnel vision that they can’t see when it’s time to either pivot or give up: The State of Early-Stage Travel Startups: Where Investments Went in 2015
>>Internet of Things technology is rapidly moving from a dream to practical reality for many brands in the travel industry: Travel Industry Leads Internet of Things Spending and More Digital Travel Marketing News
>>It’s a great time to be a consumer as brands will do what they can to get you to be loyal to them first: Skift Travel Megatrend for 2016: The Direct Booking Wars Are in Full Bloom
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Photo credit: BCD Travel acquired GetGoing's assets to help power BCD's TripSource app (shown above), which helps corporations and their employees book a broader array of hotels. BCD Travel