ATHLETIC TRAVEL

MANAGEMENT

STM KNOWS SPORTS!
 
Nobody moves more teams than Short's Travel Management (STM). Every year our Sports Department books more than $165 million in travel on behalf of athletics travelers, providing superior service and exclusive discounts only STM can offer.

WHO WE ARE

STM has evolved into a full-service travel management company that delivers quality assurance, best in class technology, and one of a kind service to each of our unique clients. We take a customized approach to meet the specific needs of our clients.

FAST FACTS
 
  • Established in 1946

  • Based in Waterloo, Iowa

  • Agents in 96 US cities remotely

  • Family Owned

  • Majority Women Owned

  • #1 on Collegiate Athletic Travel Movement - Since Entering The Sports Market In 2003, We Are The Fastest Growing Travel Management Company To Support Collegiate Athletics Departments.

With clients such as USA Swimming, NASCAR, the NCAA and NAIA, we understand what it takes to successfully create a customized travel program to support even the most unique needs of athletic clients of varying size and scope.

AGGRESSIVE COST SAVINGS

We provide the highest level of service to your travelers, whether it be coaches, teams, administrators, staff or students while providing strategic support to your travel management team through our proactive account management, dedicated sports processes and real-time management reporting. This support has lead to $9.76 in savings to every $1 in fees for our sports clients in FY 2019.

 

We work with clients to aggressively negotiate rates with vendors, ensuring the lowest fares
are available to staff and teams all while delivering best-in-class service .
In 2019, we averaged
29% savings for our sports clients,
increasing our Year Over Year by 3% from 2018.

SERVICES

Travel Management

Today, STM is ranked one of the top 25 travel management companies in the industry. we are experts in corporate and athletic travel.

Air Charters

STM Charters procures flights and ensures the entire process runs smoothly from bidding to billing.

Bus Charters

STM Driven specializes in collegiate charter bus transportation and works with approximately 150 different athletic programs each year.

Group Hotel 

STM Stay conducts searches, handles contract negotiations, and supports all hotel needs, including negotiating concessions. Last year, STM Stay achieved 25% savings among its 1200 group hotel contracts.

TECHNOLOGY

 We own, develop and integrate technology solutions for a best-in-class travel program, including two online booking solutions, our online travel portal and multiple dashboards within our portal. We focus on not only sustaining our technological efforts, but also improving them.
 

Our automated tools and processes are unparalleled within the industry, saving time and ensuring accuracy, increasing travelers and arranger’s satisfaction level with the booking process.

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

STM knows no two clients are the same. We work closely with clients to build and implement travel programs that will fit hand-in-glove with their needs, allowing our clients to enjoy a truly customized travel program.

UNIVERSITY CLIENT
HEAD COACH

We are figuring this all out! Thanks for your attention to detail and being 1000% better than the last travel advisor we worked with!

UNIVERSITY CLIENT
OPERATIONS DIRECTOR

Thank you ALL for your help and attentiveness!  The support has been so great, and I appreciate it.  Also, thank you for your patience as we are learning and navigating STM.  The clarification makes it easier.

UNIVERSITY CLIENT
ASSISTANT ATHLETIC DIRECTOR

The halls are still buzzing with excitement from the training yesterday. 

 

Big thank you to the whole team! Especially Jennifer and Sergio for coming and running great training sessions!

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CONNECT WITH STM ATHLETIC

Lance Ollendieck

 

Director

Athletics Business Development

STM has evolved into a full-service travel management company with over 150 employees,
led by the following members of our executive team.

NEWS

We keep our travelers up to date on STM’s news, product offerings and industry happenings and events.

1203 West Ridgeway Avenue   Waterloo, IA, 50701   (888) 625-0209

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