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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July 17, 2009

News from The Marketing Department by Bard Vos

Hi,

My name is Bard Vos and I work in the marketing department at The Apartment Service and I am responsible for amongst other things our monthly newsletter, affiliate program and the production of press releases. At the moment we have started the preparation to the follow up of the Global Serviced Apartment Industry Report, which was published in September last year. This report is due early 2010. We have also just launched our Agent Extranet Services on our website, with a brandnew and improved Affiliate Program.

For more information on all the above, please send me an email.

Stay tuned for more updates!

Bard

 


July 9, 2009

Follow up to Global Serviced Apartment Industry Report by Bard Vos

In the autumn of 2008, the first Global Serviced Apartment Industry Report was published by The Apartment Service. Extracts of this report can still be read on our website: http://www.apartmentservice.com/News_Room/GSAIR08

We have now started the preparations for the follow up of this report and are looking for input from travel agents, serviced apartment operators and (corporate) clients WORLDWIDE who book serviced apartments/aparthotels etc. for their short term accommodation needs.

The participation will involve an interview with participants by the producer of the report, The Travel Intelligence Network, which can either be conducted via email with preformatted questions, or via telephone. Interviews will start early September 2009 and the report is due out early Spring 2010.

So, if you are a serviced apartment operator, a travel agent who books serviced apartment accommodation, or a (corporate) client who regularly stays in serviced apartments, please do get in touch and let your voice be heard!

Your participation will be very much appreciated and credited in the report.

For more information or to confirm your participation, please do get in touch with us, initially via email bardv@apartment.co.uk


July 1, 2009

The Apartment Service Blog Official Launch! by Chris McCrow

Hello World!

My name is Chris, I am the director of E-business at The Apartment Service, and along with everyone at The Apartment Service I am delighted to announce the official launch of The Apartment Service blog today.

 

Behind our cool exterior The Apartment Service is buzz with many exciting new developments. The Apartments Service Blog is the place to be among the first to hear about these exciting new initiatives. So watch this space for the very latest news and insights straight from the department heads at the Apartment Service.

 

Chris McCrow


November 15, 2008

What is a serviced apartment by Mark Harris

"The term 'Serviced Apartment' is usually positioned by operators and agents alike as an alternative to hotel accommodation for long stay leisure or business travellers."

Read the full feature here: What is a Serviced Apartment

Then please leave a comment and tell us what you think!


October 11, 2008

Tomorrow's world by Catherine Chetwynd

"Design, technology and service will be the three major features in the serviced apartment of the future, according to the pundits of the industry."

Read the full feature here: Tomorrow's World

Then please leave a comment and tell us what you think!


October 9, 2008

Global Apartment listings by Bard Vos & Maggy Sainsbury

"Global Serviced Apartment Locations and Units benchmark."

Read the full feature here: Global Apartment Listing

Then please leave a comment and tell us what you think!


October 1, 2008

Chain of fools by Ian Sclater

"Is distribution the weak link in the procurement chain for apartments?"

Read the full feature here: Chain of Fools

Then please leave a comment and tell us what you think!


September 26, 2008

Duty of Care by Catherine Chetwynd

"Are serviced apartments the safer alternative to hotels? Do they meet the expectations for a prolonged stay away from home? Do they comply with corporate travel policy?"

Read the full feature here: Duty Of Care

Then please leave a comment and tell us what you think!


September 24, 2008

Ask the expert by Mike Stapley

"Frequently asked questions about serviced apartments, and how to purchase them more effectively."

Read the full feature here: Ask The ExpertApartment

Then please leave a comment and tell us what you think!


September 23, 2008

Rates Analysis by Bard Vos & Maggy Sainsbury

"After location, price is the most important influence on both corporates and agents when it comes to choosing one serviced apartment operator over another. "

Read the full feature here: Rates Analysis

Then please leave a comment and tell us what you think!


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