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.
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>>The Trump brand has definitely felt some kind of impact from Donald Trump’s presidential campaign: U.S. Trump-Branded Hotels’ Foot Traffic Fell in September Says Foursquare
>>More hotels need to be paying attention to these channels and instituting better standards for addressing requests that come through them: Hotels Find That Guests Won’t Wait When It Comes to Mobile Messaging
>>Buck the instant booking trend? The penalty is seeing their listings drop toward the bottom of the heap: Vacation Rental Owners Turn to Noise-Monitoring in Instant Booking Era
>>No word yet whether Tisch will serve as an interim CEO while the company looks for a new one, or if he’s in it for the long haul, yet again: Tisch Returns as Loews Hotels CEO Following Predecessor’s Sudden Resignation
>>It’s pretty clear that AccorHotels’ purchase of the Fairmont, Raffles, and Swissotel brands was a smart one to make. Now, however, AccorHotels needs to focus on growing those brands: Boosted by Fairmont Acquisition, AccorHotels Sees Stable Third Quarter
>>Vail Resorts is strategically becoming one of the most dominant, global players in the ski business: Vail Resorts Finalizes Its $1 Billion Purchase of Whistler Blackcomb
>>Marriott and Starwood now allow members who use a co-branded credit card to earn bonus points when booking on the other carrier’s hotels: Starwood and Marriott Add Reciprocal Benefits to Credit Cards as Loyalty Programs Draw Closer
>>Airbnb is finally trying to meet lawmakers and housing advocates in the middle: Airbnb Wants to Strike a Deal With Politicians in New York and San Francisco
>>Given its Amazon ownership and funding, CEO Hsieh’s knack for disruption, and the company’s overall commitment to customer service, we can expect something pretty unique: Footwear Expert Zappos Looks for a Fit in the Hospitality Business
>>InterContinental’s CEO remains bullish, believing that the sector’s fundamentals “remain compelling”: InterContinental Hotels Tripped Up by Security Concerns and Low Oil Prices
>>Airbnb would like to focus on expanding its product into more aspects of travel, but it’s going to keep it’s lobbyists and lawyers very happy the rest of this year and into the next: Airbnb Loses New York Battle as Governor Signs New Law Aimed at Hosts