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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.
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>>Gogo customers can finally stream Netflix, but it’ll take a long time before more airlines use the latest technology: Want to Watch Netflix With Gogo Wi-Fi on a Flight? It’s Finally Possible
>>A hybrid of traditional personal service and digital do-it-yourself accessibility appeals to many travelers: Lola Deal With Virtuoso Is Rare Truce in Travel Agent-Online Booking Relations
>>What will happen if and when the market takes another downturn? Airbnb’s Impact on Online Travel Agencies and Hotels Is Different Than You Thought
>>As Orbitz begins its 16th year, it wouldn’t be surprising to see the brand get more aggressive in its advertising: Orbitz Is Celebrating Its 15th Anniversary Under the Shadow of Expedia Ownership
>>Now that the branded travel app market has reached saturation, it’s only going to get more difficult: Is the App Goldrush Over? – Digital Marketing News This Week
>>Hotwire is poised to make some gains as hotels try to fill rooms, but Hotwire also has to fend off Priceline.com: Why Hotwire Loves It When Airbnb Puts Pressure on Hotels
>>We’ve yet to see its digital endeavors reach the audience such a large organization should be able to command: Northstar Travel Group Is Sold by One Private Equity Company to Another