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Short's Travel Management partners with the University of Missouri to Manage Athletic Travel



Short's Travel Management (Short’s), a leading athletic travel management company, is proud to announce its partnership with the University of Missouri (Mizzou) to manage athletic travel. Through this strategic collaboration, Mizzou Athletics aims to enhance the efficiency, convenience, and overall experience of its athletic travel operations.

 

Short's will deploy its renowned designated agent model to cater to the unique travel needs of Mizzou Athletics. This comprehensive service will encompass a range of offerings, including group and individual commercial air travel, charter plane services, group and individual hotel accommodations, group and individual/recruiting rental car arrangements, as well as charter bus services for both local and fly/drive trips.

 

The partnership between Short's and Mizzou Athletics underscores a shared commitment to excellence and innovation in athletic travel. By leveraging Short's expertise and resources, Mizzou aims to streamline its travel processes, minimize disruptions, and maximize the comfort and convenience of its athletic travel endeavors.

 

Short's has a proven track record of delivering tailored travel solutions to collegiate athletic programs nationwide. This partnership with Mizzou Athletics represents another milestone in Short's mission to redefine travel management excellence in the sports 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 University of Missouri Athletics

The University of Missouri, situated in Columbia, is proudly represented by its Missouri Tigers intercollegiate athletics programs. Mizzou, often affectionately referred to as MU or Mizzou, stands as the flagship institution within the University of Missouri System. As a member of the Southeastern Conference (SEC), Mizzou holds a prominent place in collegiate athletics. Notably, it stands as the sole NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision program in the state of Missouri. Additionally, Mizzou's wrestling program, unique within the SEC, competes as an affiliate member of the Big 12 Conference, further showcasing the university's diverse athletic prowess.

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