We are delighted to announce that the Advantage Travel Partnership, the UK’s largest independent travel agent and TMC consortium, and WIN Global Travel Network, will be partnering with ASAP to offer accredited, compliant serviced apartments through the WIN ‘Global Accommodation Programme – 2021’.
For ASAP’s accredited members, this puts their properties in front of a massive global booking force of TMCs and their clients across 75 countries.
In return, those TMCs will have the reassurance that booking an accredited ASAP serviced apartment ensures they are providing safe, secure accommodation that meets infection control hygiene standards under ISAAP, the world’s leading Serviced Accommodation accreditation benchmark.
Leigh Cowlishaw, Global Supplier Partnership Director, The Advantage Travel Partnership said: “Our partnership with ASAP is further confirmation of our continued focus on duty of care, safety and security for guests and travellers. Increasingly we all want assurances and to ensure that our wellbeing is considered and agreed protocols are being met.
“When we are able to travel again and stay away from the safety of our own homes in accommodation providers, selection criteria must feature such standards to ensure that we feel safe. It is paramount that travel policies mirror such recognised standards to pre-empt traveller concerns and anxiety, as well as providing them with assurances. Our Global Accommodation Programme – 2021 is a key part of our Global Business Travel Proposition.”
James Foice, ASAP CEO, said: “Our industry has taken a huge hit during the pandemic. One of the most significant factors that will drive recovery will be the confidence both travel buyers and guests will have in accommodation providers and their duty of care.
“Accreditation is one easily recognised way for operators to provide reassurance, and collaboration between like-minded organisations with a similar focus on safety will reinforce this. We are delighted to partner with Advantage and WIN at this time. As the UK’s largest independent travel agent group representing hundreds of agents, coupled with their global members, they magnify our own passion for delivering exceptional, and exceptionally safe, guest experiences.”