PRESS RELEASE December 3, 2019
Waterloo, Iowa - Short’s Travel Management (STM), ranked one of the top 25 travel management companies, announces today the acquisition of Meetings Plus Moore, a meetings solution company with nearly 20 years of industry experience that spans the planning, organizing and streamlining of meetings and events, incentive travel and sports team event management.
By combining these two companies, STM will manage hotel travel for over 850 teams within 98 Universities, spanning 26 Division 1 conferences. This acquisition will provide our clients additional buying power and further savings.
“STM is excited to bring Kim Moore onboard as one of the leaders in group hotels for athletics. Moore will become president of STM Stay and lead STM’s existing team of specialists. Adding Meetings Plus Moore to STM Stay will more than double our total volume in the sports hotel and corporate meetings space. With her leadership, we look forward to rapidly expanding our footprint,” said David LeCompte, CEO of Short’s Travel Management. This acquisition aligns with Short’s Travel Management’s commitment to be a trusted, experienced and transparent full-service travel partner that meets and exceeds program expectations by aligning objectives and goals. STM will continue their commitment to develop customized, creative solutions that will continually drive down costs, add value and increase efficiencies.
Kim Moore states, “I am excited to join forces with STM and lead the STM Stay division. With the acquisition, we will be able to offer Meetings Plus Moore’s current customers additional services, such as air, ground and charter needs. By combining companies, we will increase our footprint in the athletic space substantially, which will greatly benefit our clients bottom line.”
Both companies will be united under the Short’s Travel Management brand.
About Meetings Plus Moore
Meetings Plus Moore was founded by Kim McKernan Moore in 2015. After 17 years as a hotel sales professional for major international hotel brands such as Gaylord Resorts, Marriott Hotels & Resorts and the Waldorf Astoria in New York, plus an additional four years on the 3rd party side for an event planning firm, Moore founded Meetings Plus Moore. The firm’s business philosophy is built on understanding the unique needs and challenges of clients and stepping in to become a true strategic partner in their success. http://www.mtgsplusmoore.com/home.html