weekly_trend_roundup.jpgEvery 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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>>Investors have been consumed with the notion that Airbnb is gunning for the online travel agencies: Why Airbnb Won’t Be Great at Selling Hotel Rooms

>>Money talks: This Is How Marriott Could Lose Starwood to Anbang’s Investor Group

>>Hotel technology that might actually work: Renaissance Hotels’ New Flagship Adds ‘Minority Report’ to the Guest Experience

>>Skift’s CMO series–When Hilton decided to merge its marketing and digital departments last year, and focus on driving direct bookings, that resulted in the company’s largest marketing campaign everSkift CMO Interviews: How Hilton is Convincing Travelers to Book Direct

>>Oasis Collections is more uniform than Airbnb: What AccorHotels’ Entry Into the Sharing Economy Means for the Future of Hotels

>>The hotel race in Cuba is officially on: Marriott Enters the Cuban Market Like Starwood and Airbnb Before It

>>It’s still obvious that more transparent data is sorely needed to understand the true impact of Airbnb: New Data on Airbnb in Phoenix Takes Aim at Arizona’s Pro-Sharing Economy Stance

Photo Credit: A hotel room listing in Brooklyn, NY on Airbnb.