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Hickory Global Partners Announces Strategic Alliance With SmartSource® Computer & Audio Visual Rentals

Delray Beach - April 30, 2018 -  HICKORY GLOBAL PARTNERS (“HICKORY”, www.HickoryTravel.com), a travel management services company providing innovative service, distribution and technologies to its network of travel agency/CTD and supplier partners, announced its strategic alliance with SmartSource® Computer & Audio Visual Rentals (“SmartSource,” Hauppauge, NY, www.smartsourcerentals.com), one of the nation’s leading providers of computer, audio visual (AV) and technology solutions for businesses and events. The agreement makes SmartSource HICKORY’s newest preferred partner for a broad range of technology rentals and leading-edge technologies.  This is the 10th supplier that has chosen HICKORY as their first membership organization to partner within the travel industry.

 “We are very excited to work together with SmartSource to provide their suite of products and services to our agency/CTD members,” said Chris Dane, President, Hickory Global Partners. “This alliance will not only generate additional revenue for our members, but will also save money for them and/or their clients when planning events and meetings,” continued Dane.

SmartSource President and CEO Peter Handal stated, “It is a source of great pride to have earned the confidence of a clear travel industry leader like HICKORY. We look forward to being a trusted partner to the organization and a reliable, high-quality technology resource for their member travel agencies.”

Through the alliance, HICKORY’s agency/CTD members will have access to SmartSource’s extensive suite of computer and audio visual products ranging from laptops, MacBooks, computers, iPads, tablets, projectors, screens, video displays, video walls, kiosks, touch screens, and touch tables, to audio visual equipment, office equipment, and a suite of event management software solutions. SmartSource’s offerings are backed by the company’s team of experienced, technically proficient solutions architects who are adept at applying and integrating technologies so that customers derive maximum benefit and reliable performance. All products are available across SmartSource’s national network of fully-staffed and stocked branch offices in 20 major metropolitan markets.

About Hickory Global Partners, LLC

HICKORY’s unique approach focuses on return on investment for agency and supplier partners alike, guaranteeing them a positive ROI.  Its visionary hotel incentive program, a robust and one-of-a-kind air program, a car rental program, and 24/7 support products make HICKORY an important strategic partner to travel agencies.  Proprietary, innovative tools designed to share data with agency partners enable agencies to make better, faster decisions – thus driving more revenue.  Supplier partners benefit from measurable results and extensive distribution and marketing opportunities across the HICKORY global network.  For more information, please visit www.HickoryTravel.com.

 About SmartSource Computer & Audio Visual Rentals

SmartSource® Computer & Audio Visual Rentals is the trusted expert in technology solutions for businesses and events and maintains the largest national footprint in the computer and audio visual rental space.  SmartSource is widely recognized for its breadth and depth of offerings and seamless systems integration for even the most complex temporary installations. By leveraging high performance IT, AV, and the latest interactive technologies, SmartSource solutions help marketers effectively convey and distill their brand messages. SmartSource has fully-staffed and equipped branch offices in 20 major metropolitan markets. Founded in 1984 as Rent-a-PC, the company was the pioneer market maker in technology rentals. For more information, visit: www.smartsourcerentals.com or call: 800-888-8686.