UK: The Association of Serviced Apartment (ASAP) providers has announced its membership has reached 120.
Around 30 new members have joined in thefts three months, and
ASAP's 120 members between them represent a total of 20,000
serviced apartments in the UK, Ireland and Europe.
ASAP'S managing director James Foice said: "It is not just proof of the buoyant market, but important testimony to the added value ASAP membership brings, including the ASAP Quality Accreditation programme setting the industry benchmark for best practice as well as recognising its importance as a quality standard for the sector."
ASAP says the corporate travel sector has welcomed the QA initiative as travel managers "look to favour ASAP quality accredited operators in their purchasing strategies".
"In parallel, the rollout of the Association's International Serviced Apartment Accreditation Programme (ISAAP) continues to gain momentum, with the pilot assessment programme carried out in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Dallas, Toronto and Calgary now complete. Additionally, more European assessments will be a key part of the strategy to further develop ISAAP moving forward and a further announcement will be made on this later this summer," the association says.