ASAP and CHPA to launch global trade body alliance

George Sell By George Sell
1 week ago | Updated 1 week ago

UK/US: The Association of Serviced Apartment Providers and the Corporate Housing Providers Association are joining forces to create an alliance of like-minded trade bodies.

The organisations are formalising an international advisory panel "to open communication and create a global voice for the industry". ASAP and CHPA welcome other trade associations in this sector to collaborate and join these conversations.

James Foice, chief executive of ASAP, said: "The concept of a global alliance stems from the fact that we're operating on a global level. ASAP represents member organisations in 18 countries worldwide. Support for and awareness of accreditation continues, and we now undertake activity in New Zealand, Australia, South America and Asia. Given our increasingly broad geographical spread, we're becoming more and more involved with associations that have similar goals to ASAP. We felt it right to try and align ourselves to help further those ambitions."

"As we grow, there is a risk we compete with other trade associations for members which will be counterproductive. We feel it's important to create a collaborative relationship with others to help create a single voice for the industry, wherever in the world we happen to be. Our overriding aim is to establish trust around the serviced apartment industry and we're confident that by working with CHPA and other associations we'll be able to clarify that understanding," said Foice.

Mary Ann Passi, CHPA's CEO, said: "The creation of this new advisory entity will formalise the collaborations our organisations have enjoyed for years. We look forward to working together as a global voice to help address the challenges our industry and member companies face. We also welcome other related trade associations to be part of this dialogue and actively engage in this advisory panel."

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