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Short's Travel Management Renews Partnership with Drake Athletics as Full-Service Travel Provider

Short's Travel Management (Short’s), a leading athletic travel management company, is delighted to announce the renewal of its partnership with Drake Athletics (Drake) as their exclusive full-service travel provider.


This renewed collaboration underscores the strong and successful relationship between Short's and Drake. With a shared commitment to excellence and a focus on providing unparalleled travel solutions, this partnership will continue to benefit the team travel programs and enhance the overall travel experience for the athletic community.


Short's has been a trusted partner for Drake, offering comprehensive travel services tailored to the unique needs of the university. From efficient booking processes to dedicated customer support, Short's is dedicated to ensuring seamless travel arrangements for coaches, staff, and teams of Drake.


"We are thrilled to continue our partnership with Drake as their full-service travel provider," said David LeCompte, CEO at Short's Travel Management. "This renewal is a testament to the mutual trust and collaboration that has defined our relationship. We look forward to building on our success and continuing to provide top-quality travel solutions for the Drake Athletics community."


Drake values the partnership with Short's for its commitment to reliability, reporting and personalized service. By extending this partnership, Drake aims to further streamline travel processes, reduce administrative burdens, and enhance the overall travel experience for its stakeholders.


"We are pleased to announce the renewal of our valued partnership with Short's. Their unwavering commitment to providing a full-service approach, including reporting and billing practices for our department sports programs, and recruitment travel needs has consistently met our expectations, contributing to the effective and efficient travel program needs of Drake Athletics,” said Brian Hardin, Director of Athletics at Drake University.


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 Drake University Athletics

The Drake Bulldogs are the intercollegiate athletics teams of Drake University located in Des Moines, Iowa, United States. The Bulldogs' athletic program is a member of the Missouri Valley Conference and competes at the NCAA Division I level.

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