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 hospitality trends. For all of our trends roundups, go here.
>> Boutique hotels edge their way into big brand markets: Big Brand Hotels Make Space for Boutique Stays on the Vegas Strip
>> Google Glass is the next frontier for mobile hotel booking: Starwood Extends Mobile Bookings and Inspiration to Google Glass
>> The sharing economy is digging roots in unexpected places: The World Cup Hospitality Experiments Taking Place in Rio’s Slums
>> Third-party booking sites drive hostel bookings around the globe: The Booking Habits of Hostel Guests Around the Globe
>> Point redemption, account management important to hotel loyalists: Marriott Rewards Named Top Hotel Loyalty Program in the U.S.
>> Hotels meet guests’ demand for free connectivity: Tiered Wi-Fi Becomes Industry Standard at Full-Service Hotels