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Every week we post hundreds of stories across various sectors in travel, connecting the dots across various global trends. We’re now highlighting the posts that tackle these global trends pointing towards the future of travel. This one looks at top global hospitality trends. For all of our trends roundups, go here.

  1. Hotel Wi-Fi still important factor for guests: Hotel Revenues Are Not Yet Threatened by Prospect of City-Wide Wi-Fi
  2. Room service gets reinvented: New York Hilton Midtown Brings Back Room Service In Paper Bags
  3. Well-designed hotels attract broader set of guests: The Company Re-Inventing Hostels With Smart Design and Social Media
  4. Gaming hubs turn to conventions to boost business: Singapore Casinos Turn to Conventions to Supplement Gaming Business
  5. The market for last-minute hotel bookings grows: Southeast Asian Same-Day Booking Service HotelQuickly Raises $1.1 Million
  6. Hotels acquire startups to boost ancillary revenue opportunities: Hotel Tech Firm Acquires Tours Company in Another Soft Landing For A Startup
  7. Mobile bookings continue to boom: Mobile Travel Bookings To Reach $26 Billion in 2014, Says
  8. The evolution of in-room technology: The Hotel Concierge of the Future May Be Customer Service Via Smartphone
Photo Credit: This puppy-shaped towel sculpture was left for a guest at the Allegro Resort in Cozumel, Mexico. Ross / Flickr