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Short's Travel Management partners with the University of St. Thomas to oversee Athletic Travel Logistics.



Short's Travel Management (Short’s), a leading provider of comprehensive athletic travel solutions, is thrilled to announce its partnership with the University of Saint Thomas Athletics (The Tommies) to oversee their athletic travel needs. As part of this collaboration, Short's will implement its designated agent model to streamline and enhance travel logistics for the The Tommies Athletics program.

 

With a rich history and a commitment to excellence, The Tommies sought a trusted partner to manage their intricate travel requirements. Short's emerged as the ideal choice, renowned for its expertise in coordinating seamless travel experiences for athletic teams across the nation.

Under this partnership, Short's will provide tailored services to meet The Tommies’ unique needs, including coordinating group and individual commercial air travel, facilitating charter plane services for flexibility, securing suitable lodging options, arranging rental cars for team and recruiting needs, and organizing charter bus services for seamless ground transportation.

 

Short's Travel Management looks forward to a fruitful partnership with University of Saint Thomas Athletics, delivering exceptional travel experiences that contribute to the team's success on and off the field.

 

 

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 St. Thomas Athletics

The St. Thomas Tommies are the athletic teams representing the University of Saint Thomas, encompassing 22 varsity sports. Competing in the NCAA's Division I, they are members of the Summit League across most varsity sports, with football competing in the Pioneer Football League, men's ice hockey in the Central Collegiate Hockey Association, and women's ice hockey in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association. St. Thomas offers 10 varsity sports for men and 11 for women.

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