Airbnb’s IPO ‘Halfway’ Ready and 4 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

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Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky (L) during an interview with Fortune editor Leigh Gallagher at the Economic Club of New York. Economic Club of New York



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

— Sarah Enelow

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.


>>When it comes to the biggest hospitality companies out there, these are some of the best to work for: These Are the Best Hospitality Companies to Work for in 2017


>>While the sale from one private equity firm to another isn’t necessarily the most exciting news, the promise of further funds for expansion by the new owner shows a commitment to the budget model: Generator Hostels Sold to Another Private Equity Firm for $480 Million


>>As CEO and head of community, Brian Chesky makes his way around the world and he’s offering some insights into what’s next for his $31-billion company: Airbnb CEO Says Its IPO Is ‘Halfway’ Ready


>>Nobody wants to get burned by doing a deal at the very top of the market: Marriott CEO Says More Hotel Mega-Mergers Are Likely


>>Is glamping really more than a fad? Collective Retreats and its investors seem to think so, but will that be enough? The Hospitality Startup That Wants to Make a Business Out of Luxury Pop-Up Hotels


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United Expands Its Basic Economy No-Frills Service

Like them or not, basic economy fares are here to stay. And United is expanding them throughout its domestic markets. -Grant Martin
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Holiday Inn’s New Look Was Designed for the Millennial Mindset

Has "Millennial mindset" just become a euphemism for "smart" and "decent" these days? Either way, it's welcome, especially when it comes to hotel design. -Deanna Ting
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Yellowstone National Park Had a $680 Million Impact on Local Economies

We've had year after year o rising park attendance and spending. What will the Trump years look like for parks? -Jason Clampet
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Children’s Summer Vacations Under Attack by Teachers and Legislators in North Carolina

The same state legislators killed hundreds of millions in revenue from events last year because of their anti-LGBT laws, so apparently they've come up with more ways to harm tourism. It's surprising how much a few mistaken lawmakers can hurt the industry. -Jason Clampet
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April the Giraffe Becomes Cash Cow for Tiny Zoo and Local Tourism

Does your destination have trouble attracting visitors? There's an easy solution: Have a pregnant giraffe at the ready and livestream the birth. Oh well. -Dennis Schaal
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Holiday Inn’s New Look Was Designed for the Millennial Mindset

Has "Millennial mindset" just become a euphemism for "smart" and "decent" these days? Either way, it's welcome, especially when it comes to hotel design. -Deanna Ting
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The Battle for the Future of Airlines Is Still Being Fought Over the Atlantic

For economic reasons, the transatlantic aviation market has been a hotbed of innovation since the first direct flight almost 100 years ago. Building on the foundations set before, the new disrupters believe we are on the verge of a huge change. Will it last? -Patrick Whyte
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United Expands Its Basic Economy No-Frills Service

Like them or not, basic economy fares are here to stay. And United is expanding them throughout its domestic markets. -Grant Martin
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Google Hotel Ads Is Becoming the Behemoth Everyone Feared

Google has all the tools, including a giant search engine, to make its mark in hotel metasearch and its competitors are starting to really feel it. The only hope for rivals is a hail Mary to regulators — or to focus on being faster and better. -Dennis Schaal
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Overtourism and Artificial Intelligence Spell Trouble for Icelandic Language

We certainly hope that overtourism, which in Iceland requires the import of foreign tourism workers to handle the influx of travelers, doesn't doom the Icelandic language. There's nothing like watching a 'hundslappadrifa' with a bunch of locals talking about it in their native tongue. -Dennis Schaal
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April the Giraffe Becomes Cash Cow for Tiny Zoo and Local Tourism

Does your destination have trouble attracting visitors? There's an easy solution: Have a pregnant giraffe at the ready and livestream the birth. Oh well. -Dennis Schaal
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Children’s Summer Vacations Under Attack by Teachers and Legislators in North Carolina

The same state legislators killed hundreds of millions in revenue from events last year because of their anti-LGBT laws, so apparently they've come up with more ways to harm tourism. It's surprising how much a few mistaken lawmakers can hurt the industry. -Jason Clampet
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Yellowstone National Park Had a $680 Million Impact on Local Economies

We've had year after year o rising park attendance and spending. What will the Trump years look like for parks? -Jason Clampet
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Extended Stay Serves a New Generation of Travelers and 7 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

These are the hospitality trends we were talking about this week. -Sarah Enelow
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American Airlines’ Response To Its Social Media Moment Came After Learning From United

All the facts aren't known yet about the incident on board the American Airlines flight before it departed San Francisco but there are many lessons to be learned already. At the least, American Airlines' mea culpa came quickly as the carrier obviously learned from United's missteps. -Dennis Schaal
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