Direct Travel has purchased the corporate customer base of Short’s Travel Management, as confirmed to BTE by John Coffman, Direct Travel’s CFO. He said Short’s will remain in business in the sports sector “doing the amazing job they have done in the past.” Direct Travel is based in Centennial, Colo. and is headed by industry veteran Ed Adams. According to its website, the company is a privately held and was “created to fill the significant service void in the marketplace for middle market travel accounts.” Short’s Travel, founded in 1946, is based in Waterloo, Iowa and is a family-owned company. According to its website, it is number one in collegiate athletic travel movement.