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When it comes to enjoyable travel experiences, accommodations are often an essential part of the journey. Showcasing how travel stays are adapting to the tastes of modern consumers, this category of hotel trends sheds light on everything from sustainable hotels to pop culture accommodations and minimalist getaways.
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Shipping Container Rental Homes
Shipping Container Rental Homes
'The Lily Pad' Vacation Rental Home is Located in Logan, Ohio
‘The Lily Pad’ vacation rental home is a cozy escape for travelers who are looking to try out tiny home living and enjoy the majesty of the surrounding outdoor wilderness. The home is... MORE
Chess-Themed Hotel Rooms
Chess-Themed Hotel Rooms
The Harmon Room is Based on the Hit Show, 'The Queen's Gambit'
Fans of the hit Netflix series, The Queen’s Gambit, can now stay in this new hotel room that’s “literally dripping with chess pieces.” The retro time capsule, dubbed the... MORE
Under-Rock Hotel Promotions
Under-Rock Hotel Promotions
Those Looking to Avoid the Election Can Book Hotels.com's Cave Room
With election season nearly upon us, fans looking to avoid the inundation of news and subsequent “election stress” can now book to live under a rock with Hotels.com’s newest room.... MORE
Self-Quarantine Special Healthcare Packages
Self-Quarantine Special Healthcare Packages
Mövenpick & Bangkok Hospital Focus on Comfort
Amid the COVID-19 chaos, Mövenpick and Bangkok Hospital worked together to offer individuals a special healthcare package, titled the ‘BDMS Wellness Resort.’ The service was geared... MORE
Galactic Hotel Room Stays
Galactic Hotel Room Stays
Hotels.com Imagines the Future of Space Travel and Tourism
Hotels.com is looking to the future and announced its goal to become the first online travel site to provide future hotel bookings in space. The brand launched a new landing page, with the witty... MORE
Luxury Flat-Pack Hotel Rooms
Luxury Flat-Pack Hotel Rooms
Habitas is a Promising Luxury Concept That Employs 3D-Printing
Luxury concepts are usually associated with lavishness and grandeur—characteristics often not associated with practicality or mobility necessarily. A new hotel brand, Habitas, is actually looking... MORE
Restored Scandinavian-Inspired Cabins
Restored Scandinavian-Inspired Cabins
The Lilla Norr A-Frame Cabin is Available on Airbnb
The Lilla Norr A-frame cabin is a restored structure in the woods of Minnesota that aims to provide guests with all the essential amenities they need with stylish furnishings to boot. The retro... MORE
Glamping Tiny House Rentals
Glamping Tiny House Rentals
This Zero Squared Tiny House is Available for Rent on Airbnb
This Zero Squared tiny house is available from the Canada-based company to offer travelers with a way to enjoy the benefits of a compact living space for a short while when enjoying the majesty of... MORE
Proximity Escape
Brands are launching local vacations and curated experiences during COVID-19
Trend - As traveling has substantially subsided during the ongoing pandemic, brands in the travel and hotel industry are launching special discounts, contests, and offers for unique experiences in one's vicinity. With features focusing exclusively on wellness, these initiatives are boasting a short-term change of pace for an individual or a small group.
Workshop Question - How can your brand delight consumers with change during COVID-19?
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Aquatic Energy-Harvesting Floating Hotels
Aquatic Energy-Harvesting Floating Hotels
The 'Eco-Floating Hotel' Captures Energy from Water Flow
The ‘Eco-Floating Hotel’ is a futuristic floating accommodation designed by the Hayri Atak Architectural Design Studio (HAADS) that is focused on offering a breathtaking guest experience... MORE
Socially Distant Ski Vacations
Socially Distant Ski Vacations
Vrbo is Inviting Skiers to Book Their Very Own Private Mountain
During a pandemic, online vacation rental marketplaces have had to find alternative ways to engage would-be travelers and Vrbo is now inviting people to book “the most socially distanced ski... MORE
Top 40 World Trends in February
Top 40 World Trends in February
From Virtual Foodie Theme Parks to Chess-Themed Hotel Rooms
The February 2021 world trends continue to adapt to the new normal, offering new products and services that can be enjoyed safely. With travel still prohibited in many areas across the globe,... MORE
Resort-Created Convenience Stores
Resort-Created Convenience Stores
Deli-Xoxo is a Convenience Store from the Five-Star Casa Dorada
Casa Dorada, the five-star resort in Cabo San Lucas, is expanding with Deli-Xoxo convenience store and deli branches so that guests can experience even more of the quality food from the resort as... MORE
Vibrant Collaborative Artistry Treats
Vibrant Collaborative Artistry Treats
Grand Hyatt Tokyo Has Teamed Up with Takashi Murakami
The Grand Hyatt Tokyo has unveiled its latest collaboration with iconic artist Takashi Murakami in a bid to help offer guests and patrons alike with a charming new experience to enjoy. The... MORE
Top 35 World Trends in November
Top 35 World Trends in November
From Under-Rock Hotel Promos to Virtual Expedition Film Festivals
The November 2020 world trends are full of innovative ways that consumers can experience global ideas while catering to the restrictions of the global pandemic. One of these is the ‘Under a... MORE
Holiday Movie-Themed Rentals
Holiday Movie-Themed Rentals
Vrbo & Lifetime Created the 'It’s a Wonderful Lifetime' Holiday House
If you’ve ever wished you could live out one of your favorite lifetime holiday movies, now you can at the ‘It’s a Wonderful Lifetime’ Holiday House. This year, Lifetime teamed... MORE
Top 30 World Trends in October
Top 30 World Trends in October
From Galactic Hotel Room Stays to WFH Luggage Collections
The October 2020 world trends continue to help consumers and brands navigate through the new normal without compromising worldly experiences. Some examples offer unique ways to approach travel or to... MORE
Private Island Friendsgiving Promotions
Private Island Friendsgiving Promotions
You Can Host Friendsgiving on a Private Island with a Chef
Those looking to host an incredible ‘Friendsgiving’ this year can now do so affordably thanks to Hotels.com newest promotion, the Friendsgiving Island. The package lets you and five... MORE
Personal Space-Centric Inflatable Jackets
Personal Space-Centric Inflatable Jackets
The Space Optimiser Can Be Inflated Via an Electric Pump
This inflatable jacket can be worn on public transport to create a “barrier between the wearer and busy crowds.” Given how packed subways, busses, and trams can be—especially during... MORE
Beer-Branded Nostalgic Holidays
Beer-Branded Nostalgic Holidays
Miller Lite's Bookable ‘70s Oasis Lets You Escape This Year
Miller Lite is helping fans escape this year and sending them to 1975 with its new bookable ‘70s oasis, dubbed the Miller Timeshare. Decked out in retro decor, the nostalgic promotion is located... MORE
See-Through B&B Cabins
See-Through B&B Cabins
The Edward Bed & Breakfast Immerses Guests in the Natural Landscape
The Edward Bed & Breakfast is a getaway located in Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada that aims to offer exceptional amenities in the form of immersive natural experiences. One of the... MORE
Top 30 World Trends in June
Top 30 World Trends in June
From Safe Travel Kits to Separating Airplane Seats
The June 2020 world trends explore a new way of living and adapting to the new normal to live through the threat of COVID-19 and what is to follow after. Many brands are catering to an altered way... MORE
Charitable Hotel Room Donations
Charitable Hotel Room Donations
Jupiter Hotel Donated 81 Rooms to Help Those in Need Amid COVID-19
In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Jupiter Hotel, a Portland-based hotel company, recently announced the brand will be donating 81 hotel rooms to homeless people showing symptoms of COVID-19 to... MORE
Royal Staycation Caravans
Royal Staycation Caravans
The Royal Caravan Replicates the Queen's Buckingham Palace Residence
At a time when travelers are choosing staycations over vacations, Parkdean Resorts is inviting people in the UK to discover The Royal Caravan—which is available on a first-come, first-served basis... MORE
play_circle_filled Ethereal Eco-Conscious Oceanic Hotels
Ethereal Eco-Conscious Oceanic Hotels
The Anthénea Floating Hotel Suite Offers Luxury Amenities
The Anthénea floating hotel suite is an ethereal accommodation for travelers seeking to enjoy time away that is luxurious, relaxing and eco-conscious. The floating suite is appointed with all the... MORE