March 28, 2018
PRESS RELEASE - Short’s Travel Management (STM) is pleased to announce a partnership with Lyft, the fastest growing rideshare company in the U.S. By leveraging select Lyft ride data, STM will provide relevant comparison data to travelers at the point of sale within Short’s Travel Online (STO), STM’s proprietary corporate booking tool, allowing them to make well-informed and resourceful choices.
“STM is excited to get Lyft data to our customers through STO,” says David LeCompte, CEO of Short’s Travel Management. “Our goal is to provide more pertinent information at point of purchase so travelers can make good decisions based on their needs.”
At a glance, traveling customers can view estimated Lyft costs in destination cities and make savvy decisions on whether they wish to proceed with a rental car or opt to use Lyft. STM is also evaluating other ways of leveraging Lyft data to enhance the value of its travel program and will respond quickly as the landscape evolves.
“By providing STM with access to select Lyft ride data, we’re creating an unprecedented level of transparency for business travelers, equipping them with the information and tools they need to make the most educated decision possible,” says Amit Patel, Director of Business Development for Lyft Business. “Together, we’re also providing travel managers with better insights to traveler behavior with ground transportation - information that was previously difficult or impossible to access - ultimately enabling organizations to increase spending efficiencies.”
Travel managers will receive access to post-travel reports and be able to see where and when Lyft is saving them money. However, beyond savings, the real driving force continues to be price and travel program value for STM’s customers.
About Short’s Travel Management
Established in 1946, Short’s Travel Management is a family-owned, woman-owned private Iowa corporation. Today, STM is ranked as one of the top 20 travel management companies and named “the most innovative TMC” by a top consultant in the industry. Experts in specialized segments including Corporate, Government, University and Sports Travel, Groups and Meetings, and Air Charters, STM has developed unique and innovative technology solutions, including its own proprietary corporate booking tool, for even the most complex travel programs. Learn more about STM at www.shortstravel.com
Lyft was founded in June 2012 by Logan Green and John Zimmer to improve people’s lives with the world’s best transportation. Lyft is the fastest growing rideshare company in the U.S. and is available to 95 percent of the U.S. population and Toronto, Canada. Lyft is preferred by drivers and passengers for its safe and friendly experience, and its commitment to effecting positive change for the future of our cities.
Lyft Business offers travel, commute, event, and courtesy ride programs that provide customers with the tools they need to reduce cost, save time, and streamline their transportation programs. We partner with thousands of organizations to create unique solutions to move their people, from employees and customers to patients and students. Learn more about Lyft Business at www.lyft.com/business