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.

For all of our trends roundups, go here.

>>Check out how many business travelers are booking hotels direct with brands:  7 Charts Explaining U.S. Business Travelers’ Booking Habits

>>Business travelers taking their families on trips, according to all-inclusive resorts: Resorts Tap Into Bleisure Trend to Combine Business and Family Travel

>>Where does the future of the media brand and hotel company partnership lie?: Discovery Is the Latest Media Brand to Join the Rush to Have Its Own Hotel Collection

>>A deluge of new ships will make it cheaper for cruise lines to operate: Why Cruise Lines Are Building So Many New Ships

Photo Credit: Shaker Village in Kentucky is among one of six properties to be part of Discovery Destinations' hotel collection. Shaker Village