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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>>Why aren’t hotels doing more to prevent these kinds of credit card data breaches, and why does it take operators so long to inform their customers? Data Breach Impacts 20 Properties From Major Hotel Chains

>>It’s obvious that Airbnb is working hard to diversify and expand its products, and Samara is the latest manifestation: Airbnb Co-Founder Talks Design, Trust, and New Community Models

>>Hotels are learning to listen to what customers really want, as well as adapt to the new on-demand economy: Big Hotel Chains Ditch Full-Service Properties in Favor of the Light-Touch Approach

>>The merger of The Standard Hotels and Bunkhouse Group was based on their like-minded mission to build each hotel as a one-off experience in an effort to build bigger communities around their brands: Skift Global Forum 2016: Secrets of Truly Innovative Hotel Groups

>>Do hotels really think these measures are serving women better or is the real goal to use women as a marketing gimmick? Hotels Increasingly Offer Safety and Stereotypes in Rooms for Solo Women

>>Is there a real demand among travelers for robotic luggage handlers, 3-D mapping technology, or a massive rainforest? Does Dubai Really Need Another Big Luxury Hotel?