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 will continue fighting to get a bigger piece of the online travel booking pie in 2018. It’s a familiar refrain at this point: TripAdvisor CEO Sees Mobile Leading to More In-Destination Engagement
>>Ctrip — with the help of some useful allies — continues to dominate China’s fast-expanding travel industry. It will be interesting to see whether 2018 brings further expansion into Europe and North America: Ctrip-Backed Chinese Booking Sites Plan Merger
>>When attendees can leave your meeting with a click of the mouse, you’d better keep them engaged: Virtual Meetings Need More Than a Flawless Livestream To Be Successful
>>Virtual and hybrid meetings are growing in popularity, but smart planners need to develop a strategy that integrates live events and digital meetings into a cohesive program: Virtual Tech Brings New Challenges — Meetings Innovation Report
>>”According to Skift” has become the new lingo in travel. That is a really big deal. It’s about reputation. Perception. Image. Skift has become an authority. As the “go-to source.” As the expert. We are very proud: According to Skift: The New Lingo In Travel
>>It would be bad if Chrome River spent all of its newfound money on travel and entertainment. But at least it would be able to expense it efficiently if it did: Chrome River Raises $35 Million for Expense Software: Travel Startup Funding This Week