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.
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>>You’d think having a hotelier in the White House would be a good thing for the hotel industry, but Trump’s protectionist and xenophobic immigration and visa policies have the potential do much more harm than good: Top Hotel Executives on the Importance of the U.S. Visa Waiver Program
>>Early signs have convinced many in the hotel industry that this might just be the year that corporate travel rebounds from its 2016 slump: The Hotel Industry Thinks 2017 Could Be the Year Corporate Travel Bounces Back
>>These updates, for the most part, reflect an acknowledgement on Hilton’s part that no two hotel guests are the same, and that loyalty programs designed solely for road warriors aren’t enough: Hilton Unveils Loyalty Program Updates That Borrow From the Airlines
>>As more Americans and people around the world voice their concerns over this new policy, we wonder if hotels will begin to change their minds: Hotel Chains Have Remained Mostly Silent in Trump Travel Ban Furor
>>Last year, AccorHotels took a 30 percent equity share in Oasis, a curated marketplace for luxury rental properties, while also investing in similar concepts like OneFineStay and Squarebreak. This week Oasis received $2.5 million from an “undisclosed investor.” We wonder who might that be: Oasis Receives $2.5 Million for Its Hotel-Style Home Rentals: Travel Startup Funding This Week
>>Schrager has a lot of strong opinions on the current state of the hotel industry and, given his track record of success, it’s probably not a bad idea to listen to them: Ian Schrager: Hospitality Is a ‘Me Too’ Industry