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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.

>>2016 is going to be the hump year when sharing companies move from the cheap seats of the meetings industry to center stage: How the Sharing Economy Is Impacting Events — Skift MeetingsIQ

>>More meeting planners are considering Airbnb as a viable accommodation option: How Airbnb is Quietly Positioning Itself to Disrupt the Meetings Industry

>>It’s only a matter of time until more timeshare companies use sharing economy services like Airbnb: Why Wyndham Is Sticking With HomeAway to Move Vacation Rentals

Photo Credit: Airbnb and other sharing companies are making their presence felt in the traditional hospitality, tourism and meeting industries. Airbnb