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.

>>More data on Airbnb’s business will hopefully give the industry greater insight into how it really fits into the evolving hospitality ecosystem: Measuring Airbnb’s Real Threat to U.S. Hotels Using Industry Metrics

>>Marriott executives have been pushing their internal shift in corporate policy hard: Marriott Executives Explain the Brand’s Internal Strategy Shift at MIT

>>Creating a new name is only one potential scenario: Interview: Commune and Destination Hotels CEOs Explain Their Merger

Photo Credit: At the Airbnb Open event in San Francisco in 2014. Airbnb