The Apartment Service teams up with Hickory Global Partners

Buying Business Travel | July 30, 2019

The Apartment Service teams up with Hickory Global Partners
The Apartment Service has announced a partnership with travel management services company Hickory Global Partners.The Apartment Service will provide global serviced apartment solutions to all of Hickorys TMCTravel Management Company: An agency which manages business travel for a company. and corporate travel department members. The partnership makes Hickory the first North American consortium to offer more than 1 million serviced apartments alongside its extensive hotel programme.According to the company, the partnership will offer Hickorys members a complete 360-degree view when selecting accommodations for their customers’ business travellers.Charlie McCrow, CEO of The Apartment Service, said: I am delighted that Hickory Global Partners has included The Apartment Service in their service offering to enable delivery of extended-stay and corporate housing solutions for their partners business clients… Our team will save Hickory partners the headache of working with a new and different supply chain and smooth out the reservation process to support creative travel solutions offered by Hickory Global Partners.

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These are nice places to visit… so much so that you may find yourself wanting to enroll!! Welcome to MojoTravels, and today we're counting down our picks for the Coolest College Towns Worth a Road Trip. For this list, we'll be listing cool and interesting U.S. college towns worth your visit, even if you’re not a student. We'll be making our choices based upon a variety of criteria, including fun, food, scenery and activities. Yes, we know we left a lot of big names off: we’ll just have to do a different list for them!