Skift Take

These are the hospitality trends we were talking about this week.

Throughout the week we post dozens of original stories, connecting the dots across the travel industry, and every weekend we sum it all up. This weekend roundup examines hospitality.

For all of our weekend roundups, go here.

>>Since we’re all collectively tackling that perennial New Year’s resolution to get healthier, now is as good a time as any to take a closer look at how hotel fitness and wellness is evolving: Future of Hotel Fitness: More On Demand, Tech-Driven and Branded

>>Along with Airbnb Trips, dining reservations could be only the tip of the proverbial iceberg: Airbnb Leads $13 Million Investment in Dining Reservations App Resy

>>Hospitality is all about the very human trait of empathy. And businesses need to remember that humans should remain front and center to create incredible experiences, helped — but in no way supplanted — by modern technology: Travel Megatrends 2017: Humanity Returns to Travel

>>We’ve always seen Conley as the adult in the room at Airbnb, someone who can explain the meaning of hospitality to the upstarts while also having enough creative entrepreneurial experience to fit in at a startup: Airbnb’s Chip Conley to Leave Global Head of Hospitality and Strategy Role


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Photo credit: Airbnb Global Head of Hospitality and Strategy, Chip Conley, is leaving the company after nearly four years. Here, he speaks with Skift co-founder Jason Clampet at Skift Global Forum in September 2016. Skift

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