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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>>Expect to see a rise in affordably priced hotels with compact guest rooms copying Yotel’s business model: Yotel CEO Sees an Opening Between Airbnb and Old School Hotels

>>Airbnb and other short-term rental companies can learn a lot from what’s happened in New York: Measuring the Impact of New York’s New Short-Term Rental Law on Airbnb

>>Does this tax-collection agreement mean Airbnb is completely legal in Los Angeles? Not really: Airbnb Agrees to Collect Taxes From its Hosts in Los Angeles

>>According to Kayak’s CEO, Airbnb is preventing traditional hotels from implementing surge prices: Kayak CEO Explains How Airbnb Combats Hotel Surge Pricing

>>Choice thus joins its peers and fellow Room Key partners, Marriott, Hilton, InterContinental, Hyatt and Wyndham in luring customers to book direct: Choice Hotels Joins the Direct-Booking Pack With New Loyalty Rates

>>Hiring Eric Holder is a smart move and it shows Airbnb is finally taking some crucial steps to address discrimination on its platform. The next step? Airbnb Enlists Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to Battle Discrimination

>>This data from Foursquare are another sign that the investment is paying off: Universal Theme Parks Have the Magic Formula for Millennials Says Foursquare

>>Soon, Marriott’s leadership will begin the task of deciding which Starwood brands will exist going forward: What Marriott Knows About the Needs of Next-Gen Business Travelers

Photo Credit: Hubert Viriot, CEO of Yotel, is actively responding to the rise of Airbnb. Yotel