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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>>Should hotels be as worried about Airbnb and home-sharing as headlines seem to suggest? What Americans Really Think About Airbnb and Home-Sharing

>>Another year, another big windfall: The 10 Most Highly Compensated Hotel CEOs of 2015

>>It’s long been said that politics is bad for business: Skift Survey: Donald Trump’s Presidential Bid Is Bad for His Hotel Business

>>Lower oil prices tend to have a negative impact on hotels: Hotel CEOs Reflect on the Oil Industry’s Business Impact

>>TripAdvisor can be a hotel brand’s best friend: Hotels Should Better Use TripAdvisor to Their Advantage

>>Why is it still so hard for us to get the exact room we want to stay in?: This Is 2016. Why Can’t We Still Book Specific Rooms in a Hotel?

>>Are we guilty of succumbing to these gimmicky PR stunts by writing about them here? Yes: 4 Weird Things That Hotels Are Doing and Why They Might Matter

>>Hotel CEOs are talking a big game: Hotel CEOs Won’t Back Down When It Comes to Pushing Direct Bookings

Photo Credit: Bellmen outside the Trump Soho in New York City, NY. Alexander Acker / Alexander Acker / Flickr