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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>>The future of hospitality revolves around hotels assuming the role of digital connectivity platforms: Vienna’s New On-Demand Coworking Hotel Is the Future of Hospitality

>>All options are still on the table: Starwood Still in Play as Strategic Review and CEO Search Drag On

>>One thing is for sure- cruise lines generate income by charging daily fees that aren’t included in initial cruise fares: Cruise Lines Are Increasing On-Board Fees Because They Can’t Raise Fares

>>Hotels can be an escape from the mundane: Hyatt Regency Tells Guests That Not Being at Home Can Be a Good Thing

>>The amount of meetings attendees who use Airbnb will skyrocket as more people understand the opportunities for local travel experiences and inherent cost savings: 5 Test Cases for Airbnb During Meetings and Conventions

>>The doldrums of 2016 hotel rate negotiations are in full swing: U.S. Business Travelers’ 2016 Hotel Rates Will See Largest Increases in a Decade

>>Multigenerational travel isn’t going anywhere — except up, and fast: How Hotels Are Catering to Multigenerational Travelers

Photo Credit: The integrated lobby, dining area and coworking space at Hotel Schani. Hotel Schani