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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>>TripAdvisor’s power to leverage vast amount of data and traffic, alongside the acquisitions of multiple companies, has already positioned the company as the one of the largest marketplaces in the industry: TripAdvisor’s Journey Into the Vacation Rental Industry
>>After making a string of investments, Ctrip may be keeping its gunpowder dry in 2017. That will give it a chance to digest its recent acquisition of Skyscanner and to deepen its hotel coverage within China: China’s Ctrip Will Focus on Domestic Hotels Following International Spending Spree
>>It was only last May that Stayzilla received $13 million in a Series C round. An impressive-seeming execution must have blinded investors to spreadsheet data showing the company was not generating enough revenue to cover its costs: Stayzilla Closes Indian Alternative Lodging Business Despite Raising $34 Million
>>Travefy solidifies its business with travel management companies and TravelCar brings its car rental solution to U.S. airports: Travefy Makes Its First Acquisition: Travel Startup Funding This Week
>>Travel incubators seem like such a great strategy: access to outside partners, ideas and talent with minimal risk: Digital Marketing News: Building a Culture for Travel Innovation