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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>>As Carnival goes, so does the rest of the cruise industry: Interview: Carnival CEO Arnold Donald on Turning the Ship Around

>>After some very bad years following the 2008 financial collapse hotels feel safe to spend again: U.S. Hotels Will Spend $6.4 Billion on Renovations and Upgrades in 2015

>>Short-term rental hosts, in many cases, haven’t become as adept as hotels in knowing how and when to change their average daily rates: The Nightly Pricing Habits of Airbnb and HomeAway Hosts

Photo Credit: An Airbnb listing in Santa Monica, California. Airbnb