Short’s Sells Corporate Business To Direct Travel

Short’s Travel Management sold its corporate portfolio to Direct Travel for an undisclosed sum. Short's retains its athletic travel management business line.

In a Tuesday message to customers, Short's CEO David LeCompte cited the "many unknowns" facing corporate travel as a reason for the sale. He highlighted an alignment of values, as well as Direct's market positioning, reputation, "personalized service and tailored solutions."

The parties signed the agreement Monday, effective Jan. 1. The corporate unit at Short’s in 2019 handled about $200 million in business travel. Its largest clients are . . .

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Jay Campbell

Author: Jay Campbell

Jay Campbell in 2004 created travel business newsletter The Beat, in 2006 co-founded Travel Procurement magazine and in 2010 integrated them with Business Travel News. He served as editorial director until 2013. Jay made his travel industry media debut in 1993 at the Air Travel Journal of Boston while earning his undergraduate degree in journalism at Boston University.
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