HICKORY members now have access to more than 1 million serviced apartments worldwide
TAS Global – powered by The Apartment Service is delighted to announce a partnership with Hickory Global Partners, a leading travel management services company, providing innovative service, distribution and technologies to its network of travel agency, corporate travel departments and supplier partners.
The Apartment Service will provide global serviced apartment solutions to all of their TMC and CTD members. HICKORY’s goal of keeping its members on the forefront of leading-edge travel industry trends makes them the first North American consortium to offer serviced apartments alongside their extensive hotel program. This partnership will offer HICKORY’s members a complete 360 view when selecting the best accommodations for their client’s travelers.
Through the partnership with TAS Global, one of the largest global serviced apartment booking agents, Hickory Global Partners now has access to more than 1 million serviced apartments worldwide. This will provide additional flexible accommodation solutions for HICKORY’s members and their clients. The TAS global supply chain will give access to accommodations that are suitable for all reasons of travel at any length of stay from 7+ nights. This includes everything from apart-hotels through to serviced apartments as well as corporate housing, all designed to complement HICKORY’s existing hotel program.
“I am delighted that Hickory Global Partners has included The Apartment Service in their service offering to enable delivery of extended stay and corporate housing solutions for their partners’ business clients”, says Charlie McCrow, CEO. “Extended stay solutions in serviced apartments for business trips and assignments away from home are being requested more than ever before. The serviced apartment option offers cost savings and extra comfort with a living room and kitchen, providing a homely living space. Our team will save HICKORY partners the headache of working with a new and different supply chain, and smooth out the reservation process to support creative travel solutions offered by Hickory Global Partners”.
Mark Houston, Sales Director TAS, “we are really excited with this new partnership which will now see all the hard work begin. It is certainly going to be an exciting roll-out as we begin the amazing journey to connect with the HICKORY membership and share with them the solutions that can be accessed for their clients.”
“We take great pride at being the first membership organization to recognize emerging markets for our agencies, corporate travel departments and their clients,” said Chris Dane, President, Hickory Global Partners. “We have found that The Apartment Service is the best-in-class provider for apartment bookings and is a natural extension of our hotel program.”
HICKORY members can access their reservation request form by visiting www.HickoryTravel.com and clicking on the Supplier Information tab and then Apartment Services.
The Apartment Service (TAS Global) is the leading global serviced apartment booking agency.
TAS Global has over three decades of experience, offering a wide choice of solutions for corporate travel buyers looking to develop global, regional or local extended stay programmes for business travel, relocation, assignments and business projects. TAS Global operates from our 7 global offices in London, New York, Lisbon, Madrid, Barcelona, Frankfurt and Singapore providing an end to end service for consulting, sourcing, booking, managing and analysing reservations into serviced apartments worldwide, using our own proprietary technology.
In February 2014 The Apartment Service launched the celebrated TAS Alliance. The TAS Alliance brings together small and large serviced apartment operators across the globe under a single representation, distribution and marketing strategy, all powered by a common technology platform. For more information, visit www.apartmentservice.com and www.thetasalliance.com
About HICKORY – Hickory Global Partners, an INTRAVEL Company
HICKORY’s unique approach focuses on return on investment for agency and supplier partners alike, guaranteeing them a positive ROI. Its visionary hotel incentive program, a robust and one-of-a-kind air program, a car rental program, and 24/7 support products make HICKORY an important strategic partner to travel agencies. Proprietary, innovative tools designed to share data with agency partners enable agencies to make better, faster decisions – thus driving more revenue. Supplier partners benefit from measurable results and extensive distribution and marketing opportunities across the HICKORY global network. For more information, please visit www.HickoryTravel.com.
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