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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>>Recent reports alleging that Marriott has “buyer’s remorse” about the deal, while scintillating, don’t seem very logical: Marriott and Starwood Say Their Deal Is Taking Longer Than They Hoped

>>Just because Anaheim won’t fine Airbnb, HomeAway, or other alternative accommodations providers, doesn’t mean they won’t try to fine the hosts who advertise illegal listings on those sites: Anaheim Isn’t Dropping Its Ban on Airbnb, But It Won’t Try to Fine Them Anymore

>>Given what happened with Didi Chunxing and Uber, can other businesses like Airbnb compete in China? Interview: Airbnb’s China Rival Tujia and the Power of Home-Field Advantage

>>Latin America’s lodging industry remains very interesting to local and global investors alike: New Skift Trends Report: A Strategic Deep Dive Into Latin America’s 20 Largest Hotel Chains

>>Hotels are finally beginning to implement messaging strategies that make it easier for their guests to get in touch, but how are they doing that, and what’s next in messaging? How Smart Hotels Use Messaging to Connect With Guests