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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>>In and outside the travel industry, Airbnb’s website has been a model of smart design: Airbnb’s New Apple TV App May Be the Ultimate Interactive Catalog for the Armchair Traveler

>>The travel and hospitality industry is indeed putting Big Data to use: Four Seasons Hotels Taps Big Data to Upsell Food and Beverage

>>Is virtual reality part of the future of hospitality?: Marriott’s Storytelling Strategy Takes a Turn With Virtual Reality

Photo Credit: A promotional image from Airbnb of a family using its forthcoming Apple TV app. Airbnb