Hickory Global Partners, a consortium of TMC’s, corporate travel departments (CTD’s) and corporations, has engaged Partnership Travel Consulting (PTC) in an alliance that will see PTC delivering unbiased corporate hotel sourcing and optimization solutions to corporate clients of Hickory’s membership. PTC does not accept compensation from travel suppliers, which, according to an announcement, “will give them the ability to make impartial recommendations that are in the best interests of Hickory’s members.” PTC is certified by TripBam to offer its hotel sourcing analytics program. Andy Menkes,  CEO of PTC, said the company is pleased to be collaborating with Hickory in bringing an option to travel managers “who want to take further control of their program via the CTD model, which Hickory has supported for almost two decades.” The ability to secure commissionable corporate hotel rates, among other member benefits, he said, is a great alternative for companies who want to recalibrate their service and booking delivery platform.