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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>>Increasing higher-margin bookings and focusing on growing your strongest brand seems a sensible approach when you are competing in a crowded market: Hostelworld Group Continues Shift From Multi to Single Brand

>>In Mexico, Latin America’s largest hotel market is expected to keep on growing, thanks in part to the country being boosted by the U.S. economy: Latin America’s Top 20 Hotel Brands: Spotlight on Mexico

>>Generator Hostels is cleaving out an entirely new sub-segment in hospitality: Skift Global Forum Preview: Reinventing Hostels as a Lifestyle Experience

>>Travelers with multi-million-dollar incomes are getting richer and they’re also getting more loyal, and becoming stronger advocates for hotels: Affluent Travelers and the Power of Hotel Loyalty in 4 Charts

>>More hotels are realizing that charging people for Wi-Fi access isn’t going to win them any brownie points: Fees at U.S. Hotels on Track for a Record High This Year