Every 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.
For all of our trends roundups, go here.
>>Although Cuba won’t say it, the country is ill-prepared for the influx of new visitors and the necessary development: Cuba’s Hotel Challenges: A Guide to All the Projects in Process
>>When it comes to relationships, hotel chains and online travel agencies have a lot of baggage but Marriott and Expedia, at least, are being open-minded and are taking advantage of each other: Expedia Is Now Helping Marriott Sell Hotels on the Chain’s Website
>>Minority Report meets hotels. It was inevitable: Hilton’s Newest App Feature Ups the Game in Guest Personalization
>>Hilton is pairing its meals with fitness and team-building experiences to try and inject greater energy and focus into meeting sessions. More research needs to be done on this: Hilton Dishes Up New Experiential Food-Pairing Program For Conferences
>>Lawsuits like this make us wonder if the laws we have now are appropriately equipped to address the complicated, tangled intricacies of disruptive online platforms like Airbnb, HomeAway, and their peers: Airbnb Turns to Lawyers to Challenge Local Housing Laws
>>Marriott and TED will need to differentiate the content enough to make it compelling: Marriott Partners With TED Talks for In-Room, Social Media and Live Programming
>>It’s encouraging to see Airbnb tackle this issue head on and try to effect some real changes but we wonder if the company is taking enough steps to make a major difference: Airbnb Reveals Policies and Products to Combat Its Racism Problem