API Selected as Qantas’ Crew Accommodations Technology and Solutions Provider.
Accommodations Plus International (“API”), the worldwide leader of crew accommodation technology and service solutions has been appointed as Qantas Airways’ newest partner for its crew accommodation needs.
This followed a detailed and thorough evaluation process to select a provider to provide their crew with the best layover experience. To that end, API’s technology platform will improve efficiencies in the crew travel process on a global scale, supported by API’s 24X7X365 operations centres.
“The team at API is honored to have been chosen by Qantas after such a well-structured, robust process, said Rich McLeer, API’s CEO, “It truly validates our technology and our team as the unmatched leader in this space and sets up this new relationship for great success”.
Accommodations Plus International Expands with New Operations Centers in Hong Kong & Sao Paulo
New office expansion enables API to accelerate growth and increases the ability to service current and future markets.
Melville, NY January 9, 2019 –Accommodations Plus International (“API”), the worldwide leader of crew accommodation technology and service solutions, recently opened two new offices, located in Hong Kong and Sao Paulo. This global expansion positions API as the only Crew Accommodations Technology & Service provider with a presence in North America, South America, Europe, and APAC.
Global expansion to Hong Kong and Sao Paulo is a direct response to API’s continually expanding customer base within Asia and South America. The new offices enable API to continue in its mission to provide regional and local customers with exceptional service and exemplifying API’s commitment to providing their clients with the best layover experience for their crew.
In addition to the corporate headquarters in Melville, NY, the two new locations will employ 24/7 Operations Centers as well as a team of Account Managers, offering advantages for local talent acquisition and engaging global stakeholders.
“We are very excited to expand our global presence to better serve existing and new clients in these regions,” said Rich McLeer, CEO, API. “As our customer base expands, it is critical that we invest in excellent people, innovative technology and memorable service to provide best in class solutions to our clients and crew members”.
Accommodations Plus International Announces New Investment Partners and Enhanced Leadership Team
MELVILLE, NY, August 21, 2018 – Accommodations Plus International (“API”), the worldwide leader of crew accommodations management services and technology solutions, announces its investment partnership with ClearPoint Investment Partners (“ClearPoint”) and Invus Opportunities (“Invus”). The strategic and capital resources of ClearPoint and Invus will enable API to expand its technology suite of products and services to continuously improve the efficiency of accommodations management, while delivering a quality and reliable experience to crew members and distressed passengers.
API is also pleased to announce the appointment of Richard McLeer as Chief Executive Officer. Mr. McLeer brings decades of executive experience as a leader of technology-enabled services companies. Most recently, he was co-founder of Dealertrack Technologies (“Dealertrack”), where he served in various leadership roles, including Chief Information Officer and Executive Vice President of Technology and Service Solutions. During his tenure, Mr. McLeer was instrumental in growing Dealertrack into the leading provider of integrated technology solutions to the automotive dealership sector.
Tony Kamel founded API in 1984. Over the last three decades, through its innovation and leadership, the company has become the trusted provider of mission critical crew logistics and distressed passenger services to its clients. “We are thrilled to partner with ClearPoint and Invus and leverage their network and experience as we continue to execute our strategic priorities, expand into new markets, and deliver the highest of customer service to our clients and hotel partners,” said Tony Kamel, Chairman.
Fred Kamel, President, added, “I am excited to welcome our strategic partners and view their investment as a strong vote of confidence in our team and the company we have built. The entire API family is enthusiastic to continue our industry leadership position with the combined strength of our new investors and CEO, Richard McLeer.”
API serves more than 70 airline, cargo, and cruise clients with a vast network of over 100,000 hotels globally. Through its advanced business intelligence software solutions and multi-disciplined team, the company lowers the total cost of accommodations and logistics to its clients, while providing an attractive distribution channel to its hotel partners.
In announcing his new position with API, Richard McLeer noted, “I am honored to be part of a team that has built an incredible organization. API’s amazing client support culture surrounds unique and innovative technology. We will continue to invest in technology solutions and people that add value to our clients and partners. Product innovation will remain a core API strength as we enhance current offerings, invest in growing segments, such as our distressed passenger solution, and explore new verticals that can leverage our platform.”
About Accommodations Plus International
Accommodations Plus International is the leading provider of crew accommodations and logistics services to airline industry and other commercial travel clients. API offers an innovative and powerful combination of crew accommodation services delivered through a state-of-the-art technology platform, unique software solutions, and a highly experienced team of service professionals. Additional information is available at www.apihotels.com.