That was the theme among many speakers at the recent Hotel Experience trade show held here at the Javits Center. Here are five big trends that kept coming up on the trade-show floor. 1. The sharing economy strengthens Dan Berger, CEO of Social Tables, a meeting software developer, predicted that in the future hotels will cater mostly to the luxury and group market, while business and leisure transient travel will migrate to sharing accommodations like Airbnb. PKF Hospitality Consulting president Mark Woodworth agreed that sharing accommodation entrepreneurs present a real threat to traditional hotels. Woodworth said that in some markets significant percentages of Airbnb accommodations already are operated by a small number of professional managers – and are earning much higher revenue than other hosts. “These are sophisticated hosts using tools like yield management, just like hotel companies,” he said. Hotels can’t wish away Airbnb, said Skift CEO Rafat Ali, “but there is mass denial going on among lodging leaders. Airbnb won’t be as transformative for hotels as Uber has been for the taxi industry, but it may be the next big distribution channel, supplanting OTAs. Get the full story at Travel Market Report