New Travel Partner For Stanford Athletics


PALO ALTO, Calif. – Anthony Travel, Inc. is the new Official Travel Management Provider for the Stanford University Athletic Department. Beginning July 1, Anthony Travel will handle all travel arrangements for Cardinal varsity sports, including air, hotel, bus, car, charter and hospitality needs for teams, coaches, staff, recruits and booster groups.

“Following a thorough process where we looked at all of the top travel service firms in the country, we selected Anthony Travel predominantly because of their incredibly high record of service with other schools,” said Jamie Zaninovich, Stanford assistant athletic director. “Their focus on collegiate athletic travel is key to us. They will bring desired savings to our athletic program, and we appreciate their desire to work with particular clients, like Stanford.”

Anthony Travel is a full-service travel management company specializing in sports and university travel. Stanford becomes the eighth institution to designate Anthony Travel as their year-round official travel partner.

“This is a great moment for Anthony Travel,” said John Anthony, the company’s president and CEO. “Intercollegiate athletic travel is the lifeblood of our business, and   Stanford, as the winner of the Director’s Cup (formerly Sears Cup) for eight consecutive years, is at the pinnacle of collegiate athletics.”

Founded in 1989, Anthony Travel provides travel services for the University of Notre Dame, University of North Carolina athletics, Purdue University athletics, and many other universities. The opportunity to work with Stanford is the fulfillment of a long-term goal.

“Stanford’s standard of excellence in athletics, academics and student-athlete character development is world renown, and we identified them many years ago as an ideal partner for Anthony Travel. This is a great honor for us, and a great responsibility.  We are committed to deliver extraordinary service to them.”

Other collegiate clients of Anthony Travel include the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), three conference offices and the SBC Cotton Bowl.  The company is the official travel provider for Disney’s Wide World of Sports© Complex, the Harlem Globetrotters and a many top amateur sports organizations around the country.

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