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How AmTrav Made Sure the Bowl GamE Went As Planned

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About College Gridiron Showcase (CGS).

The College Gridiron Showcase (CGS) was created to give college football players additional exposure to professional teams. For the inaugural game which was held in Arlington, Texas on January 31st, 2015, the plan originally called for CGS to handle all travel internally. The size and scope of the operation became too great however so CGS realized they needed outside group travel expertise.

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The Problem - Situation Pre-AmTrav

CGS are "football guys" whose time and energy are best spent focused on planning the big game and surrounding events. CGS needed experts to focus on the travel piece.

  • Delegate the booking so CGS can focus on the players
  • No set way for booking would lead to inconsistency
  • Booking and service often needed in short timeframe
 

What CGS Needed:

CGS are "football guys" whose time and energy are best spent focused on planning the big game and surrounding events. CGS needed experts to focus on the travel piece. Travel needs included:

  • Getting 108 players from 93 different colleges and universities across North America to Arlington, Texas in time for workouts, practices and the game
  • Highly experienced, agent-level support available 24/7 to handle whatever obstacles, delays and coordination issues might occur
  • Creative account management with the ability to work quickly under pressure and think on their feet

Results with AmTrav:

AmTrav created a custom solution requiring only the bare minimum effort on behalf of CSG. AmTrav took care of all travel related tasks so CSG was able to focus on the actual event.

  • AmTrav tightly coordinated schedules to ensure everyone got to where they needed to be, when they needed to be there
  • AmTrav proactively identified weather and schedule issues and rerouted players to avoid delays

AmTrav got all 108 players to Arlington in time for their first practice with little effort on behalf of CSG. This was a huge success and one less thing CSG had to worry about, namely booking flights, rerouting players, worrying about getting the best prices, etc. AmTrav took care of all of this and let CSG focus on their athletes.

Results Speak for themselves... 

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Players
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Because of AmTrav, we were able to focus on what we do which is football v having to worry about travel.
With so many different people coming from so many different places, we aren’t sure how we would have done it without a partner like AmTrav
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