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Short's Travel Management Partners with University of Massachusetts Amherst Athletics to Provide Comprehensive Travel Services

Short's Travel Management (Short’s) is proud to announce a new partnership with the University of Massachusetts Amherst Athletics (UMASS Amherst), aimed at delivering comprehensive travel services tailored to the needs of the university's athletic teams and staff.


Under this exciting new collaboration, Short's will employ a designated agent model to ensure seamless travel experiences for UMass Amherst Athletics. The services provided will include group and individual commercial air travel coordination, ensuring timely and cost-effective flight solutions for teams and individuals; charter plane services customized to meet the specific needs and schedules of UMass Amherst Athletics, providing flexibility and efficiency; hotel accommodations that prioritize convenience, comfort, and proximity to athletic venues; rental car arrangements facilitating logistics for team travel, individual trips, and recruiting needs with both group and individual rental car options; and charter bus services organizing reliable and efficient ground transportation for local travel and fly/drive scenarios.


"We are thrilled to partner with UMass Amherst Athletics and support their travel needs with our comprehensive services," said David LeCompte, CEO at Short's Travel Management. "Our goal is to ensure that the teams and staff experience hassle-free travel, allowing them to focus on their performance and success."


This partnership underscores Short's commitment to providing exceptional travel solutions that cater to the unique requirements of athletic programs. By leveraging our expertise and resources, we aim to enhance the travel experience for UMass Amherst Athletics, contributing to their overall success.


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 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 UMASS Amherst Athletics


The UMASS Amherst Minutemen and Minutewomen compete in NCAA Division I sports competition primarily as members of the Atlantic 10 Conference. UMass is one of only 16 universities in the nation that plays Division I FBS football

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