In line with moves ASAP and the Global Industry Alliance have been taking, the founder and chairman of Quest Apartment Hotels is calling on franchisors to back self-regulation using a rating system, and independent reporting of their businesses to restore trust in franchising.

He describes the need for self-regulation as a core business discipline, which shouldn’t have to be administered by external or legislative bodies, and hopes there will become an accreditation process for franchisors to go through to be assessed by an independent party.

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