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Throughout the week we post dozens of original stories, connecting the dots across the travel industry, and every weekend we sum it all up. This weekend roundup examines digital trends.
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>>The travel industry was among the earliest pioneers of online commerce: More Travel Brands Give Cyber Monday a Shot — Digital Marketing News
>>If it can pull off a successful initial public offering, then Trivago will resupply its advertising war chest. The metasearch rich are getting richer: Trivago Planning $428 Million IPO to Help Fund Even More TV Ads
>>Travelers need more affordable ways to travel between cities: 5 Travel Startups Speeding Up Inter-City Trips and Transfers
>>While the world is transitioning to mobile, there are still issues to work on when it comes to monetizing mobile search: Trends Highlight: The Monetization Challenges for Metasearch on Mobile
>>There’s little question that Trivago is going to get very big in coming years. Whether it can turn on a profitability gene, and whether its stock price tanks or zooms after it goes public, will be up to the market to decide: Inside Story of How Trivago Built a Brand One Country at a Time
>>While an attempt by tech leaders in the UK to try to maintain the country’s position as a hub is laudable, the direction the current government is heading in means that many of its key suggestions are likely to be ignored: Disrupting Brexit Is the UK Tech Industry’s Biggest Challenge
>>TripAdvisor’s CEO says many of the experiences that make up a trip are still ripe for reviewing. Brace yourselves, museum audio tour providers: Skift Backstage Podcast: TripAdvisor CEO on Setting Realistic Expectations
>>YouTube’s audience remains one of the largest and the ease of sharing a YouTube video is what draws millions of travelers and brands to click, watch and share: The Most Viewed Travel YouTube Videos of 2016