University of Cincinnati & Anthony Travel Announce On-Site Travel Management Services
Anthony Travel, a division of On Location, specializes in providing university and sports travel management solutions.
NEW YORK – Anthony Travel and the University of Cincinnati Athletics are partnering to provide the Bearcats with all-encompassing travel management services. Anthony Travel is the nationally recognized leader in university and sports travel and will have two account managers on-site in the Cincinnati athletics department exclusively dedicated to travel. Anthony Travel, part of On Location, a global provider of premium hospitality, travel and experiences, will also assist with international team tours and offer travel packages for UC fans and donors.
Anthony Travel will support Cincinnati’s transition to the Big 12 Conference through their Preferred Hotel & Motor Coach Connection Programs with negotiated rates and benefits in the cities of their new Big 12 peers. The Bearcats will benefit from streamlined commercial & charter air, hotel, and motor coach travel management planning and operations. Anthony Travel’s extensive work across collegiate athletics will provide data analytics and reporting metrics for cost benchmarking to monitor budgets and leverage savings.
“We are thrilled to partner with Anthony Travel for all of our travel management services,” said Director of Athletics John Cunningham. “Efficient and affordable travel management is essential to athletic departments, and will be even more important to us as we move into the Big 12 Conference. Our teams will face new opponents in new locations across the country. It’s an exciting time for Cincinnati Athletics, and we are happy to have Anthony Travel, the national leader in sports travel, as our partner.”
“We’re honored to be working with UC Athletics as they enter a new era for their program,” said Anthony Travel Senior Vice President, Jim O’Connor. “Our existing partnerships across the Big 12 will help streamline their travel to the cities of their new conference peers.”
About Cincinnati Athletics
The University of Cincinnati Department of Athletics competes at the highest level of intercollegiate athletics with the vision to reach Next Level Success for all 18 varsity teams and more than 450 student-athletes. The Bearcats have a proud athletics history, winning eight national championships and 118 conference titles. The Cincinnati men’s basketball team is among the 15 winningest programs all-time, while the football team became the first non-Power Five program to compete in the College Football Playoff in 2021. Olympic gold medalist volleyball player Jordan Thompson, NBA Hall of Famer Oscar Robertson and Major League Baseball legend Sandy Koufax are among the several luminaries who have competed as Bearcats.
In July 2023, the Bearcats entered a new era as a Power Five School when they officially joined the Big 12 Conference, positioning Cincinnati among the nation’s premier athletics programs.
Off the field, UC student-athletes continue to find success, as well, collectively posting a 3.4 GPA in the spring of 2023 with 78 percent earning spots on the Honor Roll.
Under the leadership of Director of Athletics John Cunningham, and supported by more than 150 full-time staff members, UC Athletics’ mission is to connect our community, enhance our university and impact the lives of student-athletes as they prepare to change the world on and off the field.
For more information visit gobearcats.com.
About Anthony Travel
Anthony Travel is the nation’s leading provider of university and sports travel management services. Anthony Travel partners with over 95 university athletic departments and 23 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 premium experience provider, offering world class hospitality, ticketing, curated guest experiences, live event production, and travel management across sports, entertainment, and fashion. From unrivaled access for corporate clients to guests looking for fully immersive experiences at marquee events, On Location is the premier and official service provider to over 150 iconic rights holders, such as the IOC (Paris 2024, Milano Cortina 2026, LA 2028), NFL, NCAA, UFC and PGA of America, and numerous musical artists and festivals. The company also owns and operates a number of unique and exclusive experiences, transforming the most dynamic live events into a lifetime of memories. On Location is a subsidiary of Endeavor, a global sports and entertainment company.