weekly_trend_roundupEvery 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.

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>>So much for the guest experience: Hotel Industry Gets Fee-Happy With Nightly Charges for Non-Smoking Room

>The gap between what Millennial-age conference attendees want and what hotels are offering is huge: 5 Millennials Explain What’s Wrong With Traditional Hotel Meetings

>> The big faultline to watch over the next few years is this four-sided collision happening in the hospitality sector: Travel in 2020: The Four-Sided Collision in the Global Hospitality Sector

>> While there’s significant interest among U.S. associations to organize conventions in the Arabian Middle East, only one third have done so: The Persian Gulf Will Be the World’s Next Big Convention Destination

Photo Credit: The Bellagio Las Vegas is now urging guests to pay nightly fees to guarantee room types, including nonsmoking rooms and whether the room is near an elevator. Pictured is a CypressSuite room. The Bellagio Las Vegas