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Short's Travel Management partners with Missouri State University Athletics as Preferred Full-Service Athletic Travel Provider

Short's Travel Management (Short’s), a leading player in the travel management industry, proudly announces its strategic partnership with Missouri State University (MSU) Athletics  as the preferred full-service athletic travel provider for commercial reservations, group hotel, air charters and ground transportation. This collaboration marks a significant milestone for both organizations as they join forces to enhance the travel experience for MSU student-athletes, coaches, and staff. By leveraging Short's extensive network and negotiating power, MSU Athletics aims to achieve cost savings while maintaining the highest standards of service.


Short's, with a proven track record of excellence in travel solutions, brings unparalleled expertise and innovation to the athletic travel domain. Recognized for their commitment to client satisfaction, Short's Travel Management is dedicated to providing comprehensive and personalized travel services tailored to the unique needs of collegiate athletic programs.


“Embarking on this venture with MSU Athletics as their full-service athletic travel provider is a source of great excitement for us. Short's pledges to provide seamless travel solutions, in harmony with the university's dedication to excellence in athletics," affirmed David LeCompte, CEO of Short's Travel Management.


MSU Athletics is a powerhouse in collegiate sports, known for its commitment to excellence, integrity, and the development of student-athletes. The partnership with Short's aligns with the university's vision to provide top-notch support and resources for its athletic teams, ensuring they can focus on achieving their best on and off the field.


"We're excited to partner with Short’s Travel to streamline the athletic travel experience for Missouri State Athletics," said Kyle Moats, Director of Athletics at Missouri State. "This partnership will allow us to provide the best travel experience for our teams, coaches and staff. Having Short’s as our preferred full-service travel provider positions us with a better-coordinated and more-economical process for our department."

About Short's Travel Management Short’s Travel Management 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 Missouri State University Athletics

Missouri State University is an NCAA Division I member institution with 19 men's and women's intercollegiate sports with more than 400 student-athletes and nearly 100 coaches and staff members. The Bears have been proud members of the Missouri Valley Conference since 1990 with affiliate conference memberships in the sports of men's swimming, beach volleyball and the recently-added sports of stunt and acrobatics/tumbling. Since its transition to Division I status in 1982, Missouri State has made 79 team NCAA Tournament appearances with more than 120 individual NCAA championship qualifiers in various sports. Missouri State University was founded in 1905 and has a proud athletics tradition dating back more than a century to the school's fledgling years.

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