For stays of a day, a week, a month or a year, serviced apartments (also known in the sector as Aparthotels, corporate housing or extended stay housing) offer a spacious, flexible and cost effective alternative to restrictive hotel rooms, with an average saving of 15 - 30% on an equivalent standard hotel.    more

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February 22, 2012

The Apartment Service at the Business Travel Show by Kylie Mann

 

The Business Travel Show was a great success with the sales team representing TAS over the period of 2 days at Earl's Court Exhibition Centre. The venue was well laid out for exhibitors, attendees and the various workshops that they were running throughout the day. There was a great coverage from various sectors including serviced apartments, airlines, travel management companies and software companies just to name a few.

 

The exhibition was well attended and we had a constant stream of clients throughout the day at both our stand in the ASAP pavilion and our stand in the main arena. On the first day TAS was represented by Oyinda, Renata, Melissa, Leticia, Sara and I. We all had a great day interacting with prospective clients and providers as well as enjoyed the chocolate fountain, sweet bags and a few drinks at the end of the night exhibitors networking bash.

 

The second day was just as good with Oyinda, Tess and Kim representing TAS. They caught up with a lot of familiar faces but also met a mix of new agents and corporate clients whom we may be able to do business with in the future. Both days were thoroughly enjoyed by the sales team and we look forward to catching up with the new corporate clients and agents that we all met.

 

Kylie Mann

Business Development Executive - Agents

 


February 3, 2012

Kylie Mann: From Oz to TAS by Bard Vos

My name is Kylie Mann and I am originally from Sydney, Australia.
Graduating from the Intercontinental Hotel School Sydney with a Bachelor of Business in Hotel Management, I gained experience over the last 6 years within the Hospitality and Tourism Industry. I began my career as a Food and Beverage Attendant at Four Seasons Hotel, Sydney and soon progressed into Rooms Division. I then moved into a Guest Service Agent role at Quest Serviced Apartments and from there became the Reservations Supervisor and Night Audit Manager. It was here that I realised my passion for Sales and moved onto working for Hamilton Island as a Trade (Agency) Reservations Consultant and then progressed to the position of Direct Reservations Consultant.

As the travel bug hit in 2011, I broadened my Hospitality and Tourism horizons and set my sights on London. I moved to London in October 2011, soon after joining the Apartment Service in December 2011 and have never looked back. The atmosphere is great and I look forward to the challenges ahead and the experience and knowledge I will gain from all the team at The Apartment Service.

I enjoy the outdoors, travelling and experiencing different cuisines and cultures.

 

 

Kylie Mann
Business Development Executive
T: +44(0)20 8944 3648
M:+44(0)74 3266 1433
F: +44(0)20 8944 6744
E: kyliem@apartment.co.uk

 


February 2, 2012

The Apartment Service leads the research into the global serviced apartments industry by Bard Vos

The Apartment Service in close co-operation with The Travel Intelligence Network (www.the-tin.com)  has published 3 issues of the Global Serviced Apartments Industry Report to date.

The first edition came out in February 2008 and contained an overview of "What is a serviced apartment", Industry views and Expert views. We also started the documentation of the total number of serviced apartments worldwide.

In 2008 the total number of apartments uncovered was 452,051.

The second report was published in February 2010 in the time that the world was in economic recession. The sector remained optimistic about the future and this was also highlighted by an increase in the total number of documented serviced apartments worldwide to 491,465. We also started a regional update, looking at the various global regions, the differences in the markets and how serviced apartments are being operated.

The latest report came out in October 2011 and included again a regional update + views of Industry Experts from across the globe about their views and outlook for the sector. And the total number of documented serviced apartments worldwide increased to 669,744!

The first report is only available still in hard copy. The second and latest report are also available in PDF format. To order your free copy for either or all of the reports, please send an email to Bard Vos.

We welcome your feedback on the content of the reports, which can be left by commenting on this blog post. And of course also any suggestions for future editions, topics to write about, areas to research etc.

We look forward to an engaging conversation,

 

THE APARTMENT SERVICE

 


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