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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>>Constant communication is crucial: Marriott Tells Shareholders More About Starwood Deal As Closing Draws Near

>>Marriott isn’t alone: Marriott Is Making Investments in the Urban Timeshare Market

>>Results are similar to last year: Ranking the Big Hotel Brands and Loyalty Programs by Customer Satisfaction

>>For profitable hotel companies like Hyatt, it’s both a buyer’s and seller’s market right now: Hyatt CEO Hints at More Deals to Come

>>From Skift’s State of Travel 2016 data deck: State of Travel 2016: Airbnb Vs. Hotel Rivals in 6 Charts

>>Should publishers of traditional travel guidebooks be concerned?: Hotels Use Instagram Communities to Curate Travel Guides for Guests

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