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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.
>>Whether you’re a hotelier, restauranteur, an airline CEO, or a cruise director, Danny Meyer’s universal principles for good hospitality apply to every sector: 6 Basic Lessons in Hospitality From Danny Meyer
>>Let the festivities begin this week at the Airbnb Open, which could prove to be one of the company’s seminal moments: 5 New Travel Startups Defining Short-Term Rental Challenges in 2016
>>If only there was an electoral college of polls here, maybe Trump could win this contest: Majority of Americans Still Don’t Want to Stay in a Trump Hotel
>>Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts’ approach to the luxury market is a little bit different from its peers: Interview: Four Seasons CEO on the U.S. Election, Loyalty and Scale
>>The Four Seasons takes every single detail of the hotel guest experience very seriously, from the water pressure in your shower to the placemats in the restaurant: An Inside Look at Four Seasons’ Working Hotel Laboratory
>>Magical Trips has been an open secret in the travel industry for at least a year now: More Details on Airbnb’s Massive New Product Launch This Week
>>HomeAway president John Kim is trying to turn HomeAway into the type of company that Airbnb is — one that is focused on technology improvements and a great user experience. In many ways, Kim has the tougher job: HomeAway President Says Company Needs to Win Back Credibility From Homeowners
>>Accor has demonstrated it’s serious about getting ahead of the curve: AccorHotels Acquires Majority Stake in Concierge and Loyalty Provider John Paul
>>Can Airbnb succeed in becoming a “super brand of travel” like it aspires to be? Airbnb Launches Trips, Its Big Tours and Activities Gamble