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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>>Scale is not always the solution: Hyatt CEO Interview: Bigger Isn’t (Always) Better and Loyalty Is More Than Points

>>We’ve rarely seen a luxury hotel collection do a better job at defining its target customer: Skift CMO Interviews: How Leading Hotels Targets the ‘Curious Traveler’

>>Professionally managed vacation rentals, when done right, offer an increased level of confidence for consumers: Vacation Rental Management Firm Vacasa Attracts $35 Million in Funding

>>Does regulating short-term rental platforms like Airbnb really work?: Most San Francisco Airbnb Hosts Operate Illegally, Says New City Report

>>Being a digital savvy hotel brand goes beyond just having a social media account: Marriott, Hilton, Mandarin Oriental Among the Most Digitally Adept Hotel Brands

Photo Credit: Mark Hoplamazian, President and CEO of Hyatt, at the Andaz Tokyo. Hyatt Hotels