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Your 2021 guide to the serviced apartment sector from ASAP and The Business Travel Magazine

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12 [ The 2021 Guide to Serviced apartments ] WRITTEN BY Catherine Chetwynd Editor Bev Fearis Publisher Kirsty Hicks Associate Publisher Callum Blackwell editorial Director Steve Hartridge Designer Stuart Crowhurst Production Manager Clare Hunter Production controller Steve Hunter managing Director Matt Bonner

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elcome to The 2021 Guide to Serviced Apartments, produced by The Business Travel Magazine in association with ASAP, the Association of Serviced Apartment Providers. This is our ninth annual guide and a very important one because it contains all the latest information on how the serviced apartments sector has responded to the pandemic. The long-stay sector has been quick to adapt, implementing robust health and hygiene measures to reassure existing corporate clients and attract new ones. The private ‘home from home’ nature of serviced apartments has made this type of accommodation even more popular in the Covid environment. Meanwhile, thanks to new technology and entrants to the market, serviced apartments are now easier than ever to book and incorporate into a corporate travel programme. Whether you’re just beginning to explore the benefits of the long-stay sector or you're a satisfied, loyal customer, read on to find out about all the new trends and developments.

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Introduction

Overview of the long-stay sector and its response to the pandemic

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COVID MEASURES

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BOOKING TOOLS

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PROGRAMMES

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In-depth guide to new safety and hygiene procedures and accreditations

Update on innovative new technology that's simplifying bookings

Advice on how to incorporate serviced apartments into a travel programme

Development

Round-up of all the latest openings and those in the pipeline

WORKSPACES

How providers are transforming their apartments into places to work

DIRECTORY

 list of key industry partners in the A serviced apartments sector

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