The Advantage Travel Partnership and WIN Global Travel Network have partnered with the Association of Serviced Apartment Providers (ASAP).
ASAP accredited members will be featured in the Advantage and WIN Global Accommodation Programme 2021, allowing TMCs to identify providers which meet safety, security and infection control hygiene standards.
All accredited ASAP members have been assessed by ISAAP, the International Serviced Accommodation Accreditation Process, which provides quality assessment, reporting and recognition awards for the serviced accommodation, corporate housing and executive suites sector of the hospitality industry.
Leigh Cowlishaw, Global Supplier Partnership Director for 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.”
James Foice, CEO for the ASAP, 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.”
See the 2021 Serviced Apartment Guide, produced by The Business Travel Magazine in association with the ASAP