WATERLOO — Short’s Travel Management, based in Waterloo, has acquired Meetings Plus Moore, a Tennessee-based company with nearly 20 years of experience in meetings and events planning, incentive travel, and sports team event management.
STM officials said the combined company will manage hotel travel for more than 850 teams from 98 universities spanning 26 Division I conferences.
The acquisition will provide clients additional buying power and further savings, STM said in a news release.
CEO David LeCompte said Short’s will bring Kim Moore on board as one of the leaders in group hotels for athletics.
Moore will become president of STM Stay and lead STM’s existing team of specialists.
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“Adding Meetings Plus Moore to STM Stay will more than double our total volume in the sports hotel and corporate meetings space. With her leadership, we look forward to rapidly expanding our footprint,” said LeCompte.
Short’s Travel Management Inc., established in 1946, is a family-owned, female-owned private corporation incorporated in Iowa. Short’s is one of the top 25 travel management companies specializing in university and sports travel, corporate travel, government travel and more.
Moore said the acquisition will enable the company to offer Meetings Plus Moore’s current customers additional services, such as air, ground and charter needs.
The companies will be united under the Short’s Travel Management brand.