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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>>Zhou’s comments point to more deals for companies outside China, similar to the one for Skyscanner, and with plenty of money to spend it looks like it could be a very busy few years: What Ctrip Looks For When Buying Other Companies
>>Airlines and airports own SITA, but the two groups are at odds over who controls passenger data. New CEO Barbara Dalibard shows signs of having enough finesse to keep the company unified: Travel Tech CEO Series: SITA Rethinks the Passenger Experience
>>Executive pay at Amadeus, Sabre, and Travelport is about the same, even though company performance has recently varied: CEO Pay at Amadeus, Sabre, and Travelport in 2016
>>Tune in for insight from travel metasearch executives about advertising, standing out in a crowded field, and trying to create product that users will love: Skift Backstage Podcast: Travel Search, Bargain Hunting and the Future of Booking
>>Business-to-business travel companies might not be as attractive as their business-to-consumer siblings but they can still command a hefty price tag. CarTrawler is one of Ireland’s best-known travel tech companies, and a new owner would likely look to push the company into new areas: CarTrawler Finds Itself for Sale Again
>>The co-founders of luggage maker Away are seeing surprisingly good early results by applying the direct-to-consumer model that Warby Parker championed in eyewear: Luggage Startup Away Raises $20 Million: Travel Startup Funding This Week