USAV Selects Team Travel Source as Housing Company

By Bill Kauffman (bill.kauffman@usav.org) | July 14, 2016, 4:29 p.m. (ET)

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado (July 14, 2016) – USA Volleyball is proud to partner with Team Travel Source as the national governing body’s “Official Housing Company for USA Volleyball National Championship Events” for the period of Jan. 1, 2017 through Aug. 31, 2020.

USA Volleyball will work with Team Travel Source for housing solutions for its three signature national championship events: USA Volleyball Girls’ Junior National Championships, USA Volleyball Boys’ Junior National Championships and USA Volleyball Open National Championships.

Team Travel Source offers sports tournament organizers, team managers and event planners of all types an innovative free service that provides hotel accommodations for all teams or individuals attending competitions or events. Co-owners Serena Andrews Higdon and April LaFramboise have a combined 40 years of planning experience in a wide variety of sporting events and industries.

“USA Volleyball is excited to work with Team Travel Source as its housing company for 2017-2020 for a variety of reasons,” USA Volleyball Senior Director Tom Pingel said. “First, the energy and creativity exhibited by the TTS Team was impressive and will certainly translate into strong customer support. Second, unlike most housing companies, TTS’s leadership comes from the event management world rather than strictly from the hotel side. We’re confident that Team Travel Source will be a great partner with USA Volleyball and our Championship events.”

“We are beyond excited to be the new housing partner for USAV! At Team Travel Source, we focus on providing amazing customer service and exceeding the expectations of our partners, the teams, the hotels, the event attendees, and the CVBs and Sports Commissions,” LaFramboise said. “We pride ourselves on having an energetic, ethical, hard-working and customer focused staff whose main priority is to proactively and effectively communicate with everyone involved to make sure 100 percent of their housing needs are taken care of. We are honored and humbled to have been chosen as the new housing company for USAV and look forward to working with everyone associated with this wonderful organization!”

About USA Volleyball
Founded in 1928, USA Volleyball is a Colorado incorporated non-profit organization recognized by the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) and the Federation International de Volleyball (FIVB) as the National Governing Body for the disciplines of beach volleyball, indoor volleyball and sitting volleyball in the United States. USA Volleyball has over 325,000 registered members, 12,000 teams and 5,300 clubs nationwide. With an annual budget in excess of $31 million dollars, USA Volleyball supports the USA men's and women's senior national team programs for beach, indoor and sitting volleyball; youth and junior national teams, national championship events, coaching education, certification programs and grassroots development across all disciplines. USA Volleyball has a rich tradition of success as evidenced by winning an Olympic medal in every Olympic Games since 1984, three Paralympic medals since 2004 and capturing numerous World Cup, World Championship and Continental Championship titles. USA Volleyball is committed to and works toward opportunity for all to participate. It is an advocate for all Americans endeavoring to assure universal access to opportunities at all levels of the game. For more information please visit usavolleyball.org.

About Team Travel Source
Team Travel Source is an innovative sports-focused housing company that prides itself on exceeding customer expectations. Team Travel source handles the housing component for hundreds of youth sporting events across the United States each year with a large emphasis on volleyball, lacrosse, baseball and cheerleading. Team Travel Source was founded in 2012 by two former event producers, April LaFramboise and Serena Andrews Higdon. Due to their overall commitment to customer service, Team Travel Source has effectively doubled their business each year and has maintained 100 percent customer retention. Team Travel Source has two corporate offices, one in Louisville, Kentucky, and one in Baltimore, Maryland. For more information, please visit teamtravelsource.com or contact Team Travel Source at usav@teamtravelsource.com.