University of Illinois Athletics Selects Anthony Travel for Travel Management


Anthony Travel, a division of On Location Experiences, specializes in providing universities with comprehensive travel management services

NEW YORK – Anthony Travel, the nationally recognized leader in university and sports travel management, announced a new multi-year partnership with University of Illinois Athletics to provide full-service daily travel management services. The University of Illinois is Anthony Travel’s 85th athletic department travel client and 13th Big Ten Conference Client.

In this partnership, Anthony Travel will work directly with the University of Illinois Fighting Illini to provide athletic department travel services customized to meet the needs of their student-athletes, coaches, and staff. Fighting Illini travelers will be serviced by an Anthony Travel account manager exclusively dedicated to their travel needs to secure significant savings for the University of Illinois and serve as a full-service travel consultant.

“Anthony Travel is a proven national leader in sports travel, and a group we’ve gotten to know very well while making plans for our football trip to Ireland in 2021 for the Aer Lingus College Football Classic,” Illinois Director of Athletics Josh Whitman said. “This agreement will make the coordination of team travel much more efficient, both operationally and financially. John Anthony and his entire staff are seasoned pros in the sports travel industry, and we are excited to join many of our Big Ten peers in working with them. Anthony Travel will be outstanding partners for the University of Illinois.”

“In these challenging times, it is especially gratifying that Illinois Athletics recognizes the value and savings that we can provide. Their willingness to welcome our comprehensive on-site program into the department at this time makes us more eager and committed than ever to help them safely and efficiently navigate the future of travel,” said John Anthony, Founder & CEO of Anthony Travel. “We are grateful for the trust Illinois has shown by selecting us as their partner and thrilled for our associates and company to welcome our 13th Big Ten school to Anthony Travel.”

Anthony Travel is significantly involved in the planning and execution of college football games in Ireland, where Illinois will compete against the Nebraska Cornhuskers in the 2021 Aer Lingus College Football Classic on August 28, 2021. Anthony Travel serves as the year-round travel partner for 85 athletic departments nationwide. In addition to Illinois, Anthony Travel is the official travel provider for 12 other universities in the Big Ten Conference: Indiana, Iowa, Maryland, Michigan, Michigan State, Nebraska, Northwestern, Ohio State, Penn State, Purdue, Rutgers, and Wisconsin.

About Anthony Travel
Anthony Travel is the nation’s largest provider of sports travel management services. Anthony Travel partners with 85 of the nation’s most prestigious universities, along with leading amateur and youth sports organizations, to provide comprehensive travel solutions and unforgettable experiences to teams, alumni and fans at more than 300 domestic and international events annually. Anthony Travel is a division of On Location Experiences, a premium experiential hospitality business. For more information, visit anthonytravel.com.

About On Location Experiences
On Location Experiences is a leader in premium experiential hospitality business, establishing a new industry standard to serve iconic rights holders with extensive experience in ticketing, curated hospitality, live event production and travel management in the worlds of sports and entertainment. On Location is a partner to over 150 rights holders including the NFL, NCAA, the PGA of America and the United States Tennis Association, and provides unrivaled official access for both corporate clients and fans looking for immersive experiences at marquee events including the Super Bowl, Pro Bowl, NFL Draft, NCAA Final Four, PGA of America events, numerous College Football Bowl Games and the Tennis Majors.

On Location’s operations include: Anthony Travel, CID Entertainment, Future Beat, Kreate Inc, PrimeSport and Steve Furgal’s International Tennis Tours. In 2020, On Location launched On Location Live, an online destination that provides exclusive access to virtual experiences. The platform engages consumers with premium public and private events spanning across all forms of entertainment. On Location Experiences is part of the Endeavor network. For more information about On Location Experiences, please visit onlocationexp.com.


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