The Apartment Service has announced a partnership with travel management services company Hickory Global Partners.

The Apartment Service will provide global serviced apartment solutions to all of Hickory’s TMC and corporate travel department members. The partnership makes Hickory the first North American consortium to offer more than 1 million serviced apartments alongside its extensive hotel programme.

According to the company, the partnership will offer Hickory’s members a complete 360-degree view when selecting accommodations for their customers’ business travellers.

Charlie McCrow, CEO of The Apartment Service, said: “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… 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.”

Sales director Mark Houston commented: “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.”

Chris Dane, president of Hickory Global Partners, added: “We take great pride at being the first membership organisation to recognise emerging markets for our agencies, corporate travel departments and their clients. We have found that The Apartment Service is the best-in-class provider for apartment bookings and is a natural extension of our hotel programme.”;

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