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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>>Another player entered the push to making tours and activities instantly bookable: Ex-HomeAway Execs Hope Their Tours and Activities Startup Can Finally Break Through

>>TripAdvisor’s new booking product leans heavily on Priceline’s Booking.com: Priceline Populates Over Half of TripAdvisor’s Top Hotel Search Results on Instant Booking

>>In a world with so many travel apps of suspect value and necessity: 3 New Apps Reimagine the User Experience for Event, LGBT and Cultural Travel

>>If you control the infrastructure other companies need to deliver their products, you win: The Travel Brands That Are Taking Advantage of APIs — Digital Marketing News

>>20 percent penetration is still a lot: Online Travel Booking Grows in China, But Traditional Agents Still Dominate

Photo Credit: TripAdvisor's Instant Booking product on mobile. Skift