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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>>Translation: Show them you care, but don’t go overboard: Hotels That Respond to TripAdvisor Reviews Will See Revenues Rise, Up to a Point

>>This pilot could point to the future of hotel room service: Hyatt Centric Turns to GrubHub to Help Reinvent Room Service

>>Just as Airbnb has had a transformative impact on the home sharing and vacation rental business, it hopes to do the same by going beyond just offering stays: Airbnb Repositions Around ‘Live There,’ Moves Beyond Stays to Experiences

>>More hotel companies are seeking to expand their guest offerings beyond the traditional guest room or hotel restaurant to build loyalty: Marriott Is Latest Hotel Chain to Offer Loyalty Members Branded Experiences

>>It’s interesting to see how Wyndham’s easy-to-understand approach is working to help attract new customers and reward them: Wyndham’s Simple, Straightforward Approach to Loyalty Seems to Be Working

>>Hyatt hopes to entice more consumers to book direct instead of booking on sites like Expedia and Booking.com: Hyatt Enters the Direct Booking Wars With Discounted Loyalty Member Rates

>>In cities across the U.S., especially, Airbnb’s strategy toward the path of legalization is to pay taxes: Airbnb’s Proposed Tax Agreements With Cities Raise More Questions Than Answers

Photo Credit: The Master Suite at Hyatt Centric The Pike Long Beach. The Southern California hotel is one of three Hyatt Centric properties piloting room service in partnership with GrubHub. Hyatt Hotels & Resorts