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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>>In short: The data breach was not as bad as we originally thought, but it was still pretty bad, and fairly big: Marriott Says Data Breach Not as Bad as Originally Disclosed
>>Just as challenging as it is for Airbnb to offer more hotel-like options, it seems in some ways even more daunting for hotel companies to start offering more Airbnb-like accommodations: Hotels Finally Embrace Homesharing: Now What?
>>Oyo has the money to spend and is putting skin in the game to scale fast in Southeast Asia. The region’s industry will be hearing a lot more of Oyo in 2019. But not everyone may be enthralled: Oyo Doubles Investment Plans in Southeast Asia to $200 Million
>>Leela hotels would be nice for anyone to have, because of its storied name and luxurious feel. Minor backing off shows its discipline in investing: Minor Out of Race for India’s Leela Luxury Hotels as Brookfield Closes In
>>Many travelers don’t realize that Honduras’ ecotourism industry has a luxury side to it, but that doesn’t mean conservation is an afterthought: Honduran Butterfly Farmer Puts Conservation Before Luxury at Ecolodge
>>Skift staffers weigh in on their travel resolutions for 2019. Prepare to be inspired, both by their goals and by the work they will continue to deliver in the new year: Travel Resolutions for 2019: Top Picks From Skift Staff