weekly_trend_roundup.jpgEvery 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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>>But small chains and independents will likely use the programs: First Look at Expedia Accelerator Program for Improving Hotel Placement

>>Sometimes it’s just great to be a private company and to have such freedom of speech: HotelTonight Is Having ‘Difficult Discussions’ With Hotels About Margins

>>Consider that Trivago’s Hotel Manager product already offered hoteliers marketing capabilities: Trivago Acquisition of Hotel-Tech Startup Highlights Evolution of Booking Sites

Photo Credit: Hotels are starting to pay Expedia extra commissions to move higher in the all-important sort order on Expedia's hotel search-results pages. Expedia