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Short’s Travel Management Joins Forces with E&I Cooperative Services to Streamline Athletic Travel Solutions

Short's Travel Management (Short’s), a renowned name in athletic travel management services, is delighted to announce its strategic partnership with E&I Cooperative Services (E&I), a leading procurement solutions organization serving educational institutions, to offer enhanced travel management solutions to E&I members.


This collaboration signifies an exciting step forward for both Short’s Travel Management and E&I Cooperative Services, as it merges Short’s expertise in travel management with E&I’s commitment to delivering innovative solutions and value to its members.


"We're pleased to collaborate with Shorts Travel and offer this competitively solicited contract to our membership," said Eric Frank, CEO of E&I Cooperative Services (E&I). "Shorts Travel provides a range of tailored travel solutions designed specifically for the needs of our education community. We look forward to providing our members with access to Shorts Travel's expertise, simplifying their travel processes."


Through this partnership, E&I members will gain access to Short’s Travel Management's comprehensive suite of services, including streamlined booking processes, personalized travel arrangements, and dedicated support from experienced travel professionals. By leveraging Short’s extensive network and cutting-edge technology, E&I members can expect enhanced efficiency, cost savings, and unparalleled convenience in managing their travel needs.


"We are thrilled to unite with E&I Cooperative Services to extend our athletic travel management solutions to their esteemed members," said David LeCompte, CEO at Short’s Travel Management. "This collaboration underscores our dedication to simplifying team travel processes and delivering exceptional value to organizations. Together with E&I Cooperative Services, we look forward to empowering E&I members with seamless travel experiences and unmatched support."


Short’s Travel Management has a proven track record of providing tailored travel solutions to a diverse clientele, ranging from sport organizations to athletic team travel. With a focus on innovation, efficiency, and customer satisfaction, Short’s continues to set the benchmark for excellence in the travel management industry.


About Short’s Travel Management

Short’s is a family-owned and majority woman-owned private corporation, led by CEO David LeCompte. In 2020, Short’s strategically pivoted to exclusively serve collegiate athletics, solidifying its position as the fastest growing provider for athletic teams.


With a client portfolio that is over 95% collegiate sports, Short’s supports over 16,000 games, meets, and tournaments annually, assisting more than 200 athletic departments with their regular season travel, in addition to exclusively managing championship travel for the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). 


The Short’s logistics team orchestrates more air charters, commercial air, ground transportation, and group hotel accommodations than any other provider in the collegiate team space. Comprised of former collegiate athletes, coaches, business operations and logistics staff, pilots, hotel leaders, gate agents, and dispatchers, Short’s understands firsthand the demands of this sector and the critical importance of teams arriving on time.


About E&I Coorporative Services

E&I Cooperative Services (E&I) is the only member-owned, non-profit purchasing cooperative solely focused on serving education and related facilities. E&I delivers expertise, solutions, and services through a diverse portfolio of competitively solicited contracts and value-added services. By leveraging the knowledge and purchasing power of its nationwide membership, E&I helps higher education and K-12 institutions reduce costs, optimize supply chain efficiencies, and save time on the RFP process. The Cooperative’s member-driven competitive solicitation process has been validated by the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing (NIGP) as complying with generally accepted procurement standards.

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