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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.
>>Some of these initiatives seem overly ambitious or too corporate to become mainstream: How Marriott, Hyatt, Hilton and MGM Are Evolving Their Meetings Experience
>>Hyatt is experimenting with a revenue-based component to its loyalty program that only the airlines have so far implemented: Hyatt Adds Revenue Component to Its Loyalty Program — Skift Business Traveler
>>Many companies could learn a lesson from these hotel organizations about how to make their employees feel recognized for their hard work: The 3 Hotel Brands on Fortune’s List of Best Global Workplaces for 2016
>>What will be interesting is how and when Marriott eventually moves to its new HQ building in Maryland: Starwood Layoffs at Headquarters Are Set to Begin By Year’s End
>>The new terms of service make it even clearer that should you be discriminated against on Airbnb by one of its other users, the company does not assume any legal liability: Airbnb Debuts New Non-Discrimination Policy, Updated Terms of Service
>>Today’s hostels are still budget-friendly, but also incredibly design-forward and sophisticated: Video: Generator Hostels CEO on Reinventing the Budget Guest Experience
>>Read on for our takes on all 13 of Hilton’s brands: Every One of Hilton’s 13 Hotel Brands, Explained
>>Airbnb seems increasingly focused on forming loyalty links with airlines. Could an Airbnb loyalty program be far off? Airbnb Forms Loyalty Partnership with Delta Air Lines
>>Hotels need to balance tech investments with service and personalization: Hotels Are Investing in Mobile Check-Ins and Services to Make Guests Happy
>>There’s no doubt Airbnb is shaking up hospitality in a way that might make hotels nervous: Skift Backstage Podcast: What Airbnb and Hotels Should Learn from Each Other
>>Lower prices when compared to hotels, and accommodations with better locations in pricy cities, have no doubt contributed to the trend: Small Companies Have Embraced Airbnb for Business Travel