Trends we spotted this week – week 23


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At the redaction of Horecatrends we spot a lot of national and international trends on a daily basis. We pick the most interesting ones to write articles about, the smaller trends we use in our column ‘Trends we spotted this week’. This week among others, an article about exotic fruit we never heard of, renting a hotel room not for days but minutes and Oprah Winfrey revealed her plans to start her own food line.

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‘If you want something done right, do it yourself’, Oprah Winfrey has plans to start her own Food Line

The world’s biggest one-name brand is ready to extend her reach into the fridge, pantry, spice rack, and just about everywhere else in your kitchen. The Daily News discovered erstwhile Starbucks tea spokesperson and new Weight Watchers part-owner Oprah has applied to trademark her own line of food products, which she plans to call Oprah’s Kitchen.

Eight exotic fruits

Okay we knew Dragon Fruit, Rambutan, Pepino Melon and the Tomatillo (tree tomato), but do you know or have you tasted a Cherimoya, Kiwnano (horned melon), Kaffir lime or Pandanus Fruit? We didn’t!

Best Western promotes 2200 properties with VR videos

The Best Western Virtual Reality Experience will enable guests to explore each hotel’s rooms, lobbies and facilities online before booking. Virtual reality is being thoroughly embraced by the hospitality industry. Lots of chains are experimenting with VR and 360 video as marketing tool. Best Western is the latest and they introduced a Virtual Reality Experience, which will enable guests to experience each of the companies 2200 hotels online before booking.

Artist draws scene in front of him in 360 degrees on a plain coffee cup

A coffee cup can have many different uses, but few would consider a canvas to be one of them. However, that’s what Tokyo-based illustrator Adrian Hogan did: turn his morning cups of joe into works of art.

Rent a hotel room by the minute for extremely short stays

Most of the time, travelers make hotel reservations far in advance of their travel date, and then plan on settling down for a few days before heading to a new destination. Recharge is a new service that wants to shake up this traditional experience by offering hotels that can be booked by the minute.

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