SEC Office Teams with Anthony Travel for Championship Housing Management and Staff Travel
Anthony Travel, a division of On Location, specializes in providing collegiate athletics with comprehensive travel management services.
NEW YORK – Anthony Travel, the nationally recognized leader in university and sports travel management, announced an agreement with the Southeastern Conference office, to provide championship housing travel solutions and daily travel management.
In this partnership, Anthony Travel will source, contract, and manage housing for SEC Championships. As the largest contractor of hotel rooms in sports, the Anthony Travel team will leverage their volume in the group hotel space to efficiently manage post-season housing, while capturing savings and providing members with a Championship experience. Additionally, Anthony Travel will work directly with the SEC office to provide staff travel through consultative service from a dedicated account manager. Anthony Travel will secure significant savings and benefits for the SEC office through access to their airline contracts, preferred hotel partners, and vetted ground transportation companies. The comprehensive services provided will save the SEC staff time on pre-trip planning through post-trip reconciliation.
“We are pleased to have Anthony Travel serve the travel needs of the Southeastern Conference office,” said SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey. “As the industry leader in collegiate sports travel, we are confident their customer service and best practices will provide a new level of efficiency and experience to benefit the SEC office and all of the SEC championship events.”
“The success and passion of the SEC is unmistakable, as they are home to leaders that help shape college athletics,” said John Anthony, Founder and CEO of Anthony Travel. “We see this as another example of the SEC bringing the best resources to their membership. We are eager to help further craft championship experiences, enhance travel management, and ensure that the conference receives the best rates, benefits, and services.”
Anthony Travel serves as the year-round travel partner for 85 athletic departments nationwide including five SEC member institutions: Auburn, Arkansas, Mississippi State, Missouri, and Texas A&M. In addition to the SEC office, they manage conference office travel for the ACC and Big East.
About Anthony Travel
Anthony Travel is the nation’s leading provider of university and sports travel management services. Anthony Travel partners with 85 university athletic departments and 18 university campuses to provide travel management solutions. Anthony Travel also provides comprehensive travel solutions to amateur and youth sports organizations at more than 300 events annually. Additionally, they create unforgettable experiences for fans, alumni, and donors traveling around the world to marquee events. Anthony Travel is a division of On Location, a premium experiential hospitality business. For more information, visit anthonytravel.com.
About On Location
On Location 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 is proud to be the Official Hospitality Provider for the Paris 2024, Milano Cortina 2026, and Los Angeles 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Games. 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 is part of the Endeavor network. For more information about On Location, please visit onlocationexp.com.
About the Southeastern Conference
A pioneer in the integration of higher education and athletic competition, the Southeastern Conference is a leader on the national landscape for intercollegiate athletics in the 21st century. Since its formation in 1933, the SEC has achieved stature and stability by designating governing/voting power to the presidents of the member institutions. These university leaders determine the policies of the conference and through the years this involvement has been the principal source of strength in the evolution of the SEC. Throughout its history, the SEC has provided leadership on the vital issues facing intercollegiate competition. Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, LSU, Mississippi, Mississippi State, Tennessee and Vanderbilt have been in the SEC since its formation in 1933. The league has expanded twice, adding Arkansas and South Carolina in 1991, then Missouri and Texas A&M in 2012.