The Association of Serviced Apartment Providers (ASAP) reports that it’s Quality Accreditation Programme has now expanded to Asia Pacific for the first time through a new partnership with Convido, a company that has had operators both in Australia and the Philippines quality accredited by the Association’s international arm – ISAAP (International Serviced Apartment Accreditation Programme).
ASAP chief executive James Foice (pictured) says: “My vision when we first launched our Quality Accreditation Programme back in 2014 was for it to become a truly global scheme for our serviced apartment sector and it’s absolutely fabulous to see this becoming a reality now it’s been adopted in the Far East through Convido by Australian operator – Corporate Housing (Vic) Pty Ltd in Melbourne as well as in the Philippines by Corporate Apartments International (Manila) Inc.
“This means that we now have ISAAP/ASAP quality accredited operators in some 130 cities worldwide in 12 countries across four continents which consolidates our position as the only global quality accreditation programme for our sector.”
Chris Miller, chairman of Convido comments: “We at Convido and our teams in Australia and the Philippines are absolutely thrilled to have secured the Quality Accreditation from the ASAP/ISAAP. We know that we are pretty good at what we do, but securing this seal of approval from such a respected industry body as the ASAP, is a vital independent endorsement for our operation which validates our quality serviced apartment product globally. We look forward to developing a close partnership with the ASAP as we expand further in the Asia/Pacific region.”
ASAP has ambitious plans to expand its Quality Accreditation Programme further to more international markets and the association says it has had interest from operators in New Zealand, India and South America.