Hickory Global Partners, a TMC network, has formed a partnership with TAS Global, powered by The Apartment Service. The Apartment Service will provide global serviced apartment solutions to all of Hickory’s TMC and corporate travel department members. Hickory claims to be the first North American consortium to offer serviced apartments alongside its extensive hotel program. Through the partnership, Hickory now has access to more than a million serviced apartments worldwide, providing additional flexible accommodations solutions for members and their clients. The TAS global supply chain provides access to accommodations that are suitable for all reasons of travel at any length of stay starting with seven nights. Charlie McCrow, CEO of TAS Global, said extended stay solutions in serviced apartments for business trips and assignments away from home are being requested more than ever before. He said the new arrangement saves Hickory partners the headache of working with a new and different supply chain and smoothes out the reservation process to support creative travel solutions.