2021 Year-end Recap and Future Outlook
As we prepare to close the books on 2021, we would like to take a moment to reflect on this year and to thank our customers for helping us make 2021 a strong and profitable year for TMS. Amid a pandemic, our team managed and delivered service to over two hundred events (200) in sixty (60) cities. We had the pleasure of serving forty (40) new customers and we are excited to see what 2022 will bring.
2021 was filled with challenges but also great opportunities for TMS. From 24 hour notice to deliver 100 buses for the National Guards, to operating under a COVID bubble for an MLS tournament in Orlando, providing emergency evacuation services in New Orleans for Hurricane IDA and everything in between. We saw spectator sports and music festivals resume activities and leading the event industry in the recovery. TMS proudly serviced several PGA Tour events, Breeders Cup and Stagecoach, Electric Daisy festival and many others. We continue to establish and grow our presence on the world stage with a new office in Doha and a team of experts ready to take on the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
While we expect to continue to navigate in a fluid COVID environment, the first quarter of 2022 is looking strong. With over thirty-five events confirmed including American Farm Bureau, International Market Center in Las Vegas, PGA’s Farmers Insurance Tournament, AHR Expo, NBA All Star to name a few. We are proud of our diversified portfolio of events and excited to see more meetings and conventions resuming face to face events.
While the busing industry is still in recovery mode and challenges remain such as limited inventory and pricing, we are confident that as more organizations bring back in-person programs and events, that the industry will stabilize.
“As we all continue to navigate the path forward, I am proud that our team stayed true to our mission of a service-first mindset to our many clients throughout the on-going pandemic,” say TMS CEO Frank Sherman. “Despite the hurdles that the events industry faced these past 2 years, we remained nimble and flexible with our clients, so they could continue with their own mission. We fought side-by-side with the American Bus Association and the United Motorcoach Association to advocate for the bus and motorcoach industry and continue to promote continued support of the industry. We are optimistic about the path forward, and know that our team can handle what is to come.”
At TMS, every journey is an opportunity!