This article showcases our top picks for the best Arizona based Travel companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Travel industry, but are all exceptional startups and companies well worth a follow.
We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.
We selected these startups for exceptional performance in one of these categories:
- Innovative ideas
- Innovative route to market
- Innovative product
- Exceptional growth
- Exceptional growth strategy
- Societal impact
Top Arizona Travel Companies
Emerge is web-based truckload management system that connects shippers and their partners when executing full truckload transactions. Its system includes quote management, real-time tracking, real-time chat, analytics, history, and automated lane/repeat shipment creation.
Emerge is built and maintained by industry experts that understand the pain points of working in freight and logistics. It was founded in 2017 and is based in Scottsdale, Arizona..
International Cruise & Excursions (ICE)
International Cruise & Excursions, Inc. (ICE) works strategically with business partners to provide high value vacation-based incentive, loyalty and member benefits programs that drive their unique business objectives and enhance brand appeal.It is dedicated to providing branded travel, leisure, and lifestyle products to their members.ICE was founded 21 years ago by John and Marcia Rowley, two entrepreneurs with a passion for travel.
The original concept was an unprecedented barter program allowing the exchange of land-locked vacation weeks in vacation ownership resorts for cruise vacations. Leveraging its success with cruise, ICE expanded its offering to include key resort properties across the US, Mexico and Europe.
In addition, the Company developed a unique ‘alternative currency’ platform, allowing consumers to pay for travel with a combination of cash and reward points.. .
DUFL is a premium travel service- a personal valet that simplifies business travel by shipping, cleaning and storing your business attire. DUFL stores your clothing in your personal DUFL closet, and allows you to virtually ‘pack’ by selecting your clothing items from within the app.
Once you’ve scheduled your trip, you’ll travel – bag free, and your freshly cleaned and neatly packed clothing will meet you at your specified destination. When you’re ready to head home, schedule a pick up from the hotel and we’ll clean your clothes and have them waiting in your virtual closet, ready for your next trip!.
Best Western International
Celebrating 70 years of hospitality, Best Western Hotels & Resorts is an award-winning global family of hotels located in over 100 countries and territories that offers accommodations for all types of travelers. Guests can select from seven unique brands: Best Western, Best Western Plus, Best Western Premier, Vīb, Glō, Executive Residency by Best Western and BW Premier Collection.
Independently owned and operated, each brand has its own personality and style, but all share the same commitment to delivering superior customer service, exceptional value and modern amenities.. .
Mesa Air Group
A multiple recipient of Air Transport World’s Regional Airline of the Year Award and ranked No. 1 Regional Airline three consecutive years by the DOT Air Travel Consumer Report, Phoenix-based Mesa Airlines operates as US Airways Express/American Eagle from hubs in Charlotte and Phoenix and as United Express from Washington Dulles, Houston and Chicago O’Hare.
Founded on a mesa in New Mexico in 1982 by Larry and Janie Risley, Mesa currently operates 69 aircraft with more than 400 daily system departures to 85 cities, 36 states, the District of Columbia, Canada and Mexico. The company has approximately 2,200 employees and plans to hire an additional 1,000 in the next two years..
Outski is a social site revolving around travel and savings. More specifically, Outski is a unique, online social platform on which people may realize their travel plans and dreams; it gives consumers an easy, and effective way to get from “we ought to do this” to actually doing it.
Outski’s technology allows consumers to plan, budget, and research, as well as the book, save and pay for travel, goods, and services before and during their trip. They can invite, share, collaborate, and coordinate their travel with as many friends and family as they desire.
Since no other site provides a way for consumers to plan, socialize, save, book, and pay for travel, Outski is unique in the marketplace. Outski’s financial component allows consumers to establish a Vacation Savings Account (“VSA”) held in trust by a Financial Services Partner, and when the user is ready to book travel or use their saved funds, they are loaded onto their Visa or Discover branded Travel Savings Card that they can use while traveling.
Along with its online platform, Outski has developed a unique program called 401(play)TM that provides a B2B solution that helps employers to increase worker productivity, efficiency, health, and wellness. Used in conjunction with a VSA, this program is marketed directly to businesses as part of its benefits program.
Employees are able to set aside a portion of each paycheck into their VSA using this program to pay for future travel. Millennials aged between 18 and 36 will initially be targeted since many enjoy travel, but lack the financial means to instantaneously book travel.
There are 80 million Millenials representing 25% of the U.S. population and having more than $200 billion in annual buying power.
brettapproved is a travel company that offers ratings, reviews, booking, and peer marketplace for travelers with disabilities. Their site is predicated on the brettscore, a numerical rating system users influence with each review.
They provide the accessibility-focused information their community needs to travel confidently. The company was founded in 2012 and is based in Phoenix, Arizona..
. Travelur helps creating digital footprint of a traveler in by combining all the travel intermediaries
Skoovy is a social networking site that answers the basic questions: Who, what, when where how and why. Users collect photos and link to things around them.
Skoovy displays info on a map and with the help of our algorithm we provide users with an army of locals to give users results based on their unique profiles.. .
Sravel is made for on-the-go adventurous travelers. From road trips to California, to backpacking in Fiji, Sravel is the perfect place to quench ones wanderlust and curiosity.
Users can share where they have been, bookmark articles about locations around the world and have everything they need right at their fingertips. Melissa Brennan, the founder of Sravel, is a young traveler that has been to over 65 countries and all seven continents.
She has traveled to edges of the world alone, with friends and on organized trips. She soon realized there was no platform for young travelers to connect, share and inspire.
That’s when Sravel was born.. .
Government Vacation Rewards (GVR)
Government Vacation Rewards was founded in 2008 as a travel service provider to Government Employees and Civilian Contractors. Some of the main customer bases include Active Duty Military, Retired Military, Veterans, Government Employees, Civilian Contractors, Police, Firefighters, Postal Workers, and their families.
GVR operates an online travel agency, as well as a full-service call center to support vacation bookings by its customers. The program offers discounted travel rates on cruises, hotels, resorts, guided tours, and vacation rentals as well as rental car reservations and airline tickets..
Primo Network Adventures
Primo Network Adventures is a leader in the vacation industry. As a membership-based organization, they offer their members luxury vacations at discounted prices.
Primo Network Adventures provide vacation packages that are suitable for individuals, couples, and families. So if traveling to exotic destinations at discounted prices is something you look forward to, contact Primo today..
Privileges Travel is an American Express Travel representative. The agency provides full-service travel to both the general public and to American Express card members.
By signing up to become a free member of the Privileges Travel program, a member can purchase cruises, hotels, resorts, tours and more at un-published prices that are not available to be advertised to the general public.. .
The Vida Lifestyle
The Vida Lifestyle is a travel and lifestyle membership organization that supports vacation owners of the various Grupo Vidanta properties.
Set Jet is a Membership based private jet charter flight platform, available exclusively for its security pre-screened and approved Members. Membership is available to a limited number of approved members in each city.
Set Jet’s revolutionary new approach to facilitating private jet air travel was conceived by a group of successful entrepreneurs with decades of diverse marketing and aviation experience. The Set Jet concept was created in order to provide its Members with an unparalleled experience.
Set Jet facilitates VIP private jet charters to six of the most frequently traveled destinations on the West Coast; Scottsdale, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego and San Francisco, as well as non-stop private jet charter flights between Los Angeles and New York City. Members may also participate in seasonal private jet charter flights between Los Angeles and Cabo San Lucas and Scottsdale and Cabo San Lucas, as well as between Los Angeles and Aspen and Scottsdale and Aspen.
Set Jet facilitates this unique members-only based service from non-congested and conveniently located VIP private terminals, without the traditional inconveniences related to commercial air travel, such as advance notice for booking flights, price premiums for last minute travel, time allowance for driving to primary airports, check-in requirements, security delays and parking expenses. Set Jet facilitates the safest and most luxurious form of air travel in the industry, at a reasonable price, without any of the inconveniences typically associated with flying commercial or the expense of flying private.
Set Jet facilitates private jet charter flights for its Members on the proven Bombardier Challenger 850/CRJ 200 and CRJ900 aircraft, specifically customized to an ultra-VIP, 15-19 seat cabin configuration. Set Jet uses FAA PART 135 operators to execute all charter flights and does not own or operate any aircraft.
Pilots are typically military-trained jet fighter pilots of the highest caliber, with extensive experience and an impeccable service background. Set Jet’s customer service representatives are trained to provide exceptional five-star service..
Sears Vacations is a full-service discounted travel agency where members can buy their Cruises, Resorts, Hotels, Tours and more at prices below retail. More than 1,000,000 customers in the United States choose Sears Vacations as their travel agency of choice.
Open 7-days per week over the phone, and always online 24/7.. .
WorldRes is a portal for online bookings for accommodation worldwide. Its mission is to simplify the process of online accommodation reservations so you can book quality accommodation at competitive rates without paying exorbitant booking fees.
WorldRes was acquired by World Reservations International (WRI) in 2005.. .
Expedition Portal is a community of adventure travelers, where the primary means of exploration is by 4wd and Motorcycle. Founded in 2005 by Scott Brady, CEO of Overland International, expeditionportal.com is operated by a team of experienced adventurers, our staff having completed expeditions on all seven continents.
With the growing popularity of overland travel, expeditionportal.com has expanded in membership and content to represent the single-largest repository of online overland resources on the web. This includes 2,000+ feature editorials and over 1.2 million forum posts.
Most know us as ExPo.. .
eegee’s is a quick service restaurant chain operating 24 locations in and around the Tucson area. The Company has a wide variety of product offerings including sandwiches, french fries, salads, homemade ranch dressing, cookies, and the iconic eegee’s frozen fruit drink.
All but one location contains both in-store and drive-through components. The Company also offers a rotating menu of limited time offer items that have helped make it one of the strongest and most recognizable brands in southern Arizona.
CaptiveMotion is an Ultra High Fidelity Performance Capture Studio in Tempe, AZ. Using proprietary technology built from the ground up, Embody 1.0, is capable of marker based capture with unlimited tracking points.
Supporting a full pipeline to not only VFX and the gaming industry, CaptiveMotion provides captured, cleaned and applied animations in less time than traditional motion capture.. .
US Airways provides international and domestic air transport in the United States. It is owned by the American Airlines Group.
US Airways utilizes a fleet of 343 mainline jet aircrafts, along with 278 regional jet and turbo-prop aircrafts operated by contract and subsidiary airlines under the name US Airways Express. It was originally established as All American Aviation.It operates an airline network with 193 destinations in 24 countries in North America, South America, Europe, and the Middle East.
It also operates the US Airways Shuttle, a US Airways brand which provides hourly service between Boston, New York City, and Washington, D.C.As of October 2013, US Airways employed 32,312 people worldwide and operated 3,028 daily flights.US Airways is a member of Oneworld, and it currently operates along with American Airlines as a result of a merge between the two holding companies of these airliners.US Airways was established in 1973. It operates hubs at Charlotte/Douglas International Airport, Philadelphia Inte….
The Travel Corporation
Worldwide travel expert, with 40 sales offices and 10,000 team members, 2 million customers annually to over 70 countries.
Welcome to Blinte, an All-In-One, Dining Experience. Blinte is a foodservice technology company dedicated to improving general operations in restaurants.
We provide software that promotes efficiency in the foodservice business. Blinte provides avenues to help businesses in the foodservice industry increase sales and cut cost by leveraging technology to aid in customer acquisition, interaction, and retention.
Our objective is simple: to build an end-to-end platform that allows seamless interaction between restaurants and their guests; before, during, and after their dining experience.. .
Holland America Line Privileges
Holland America Line Privileges is an invitation-only membership where members can earn rewards for their common purchases. Through this special program, members earn cash back on the purchase of hotel reservations, resort stays, guided tours, select wines, and brand name merchandise.
These Cash Back rewards get loaded onto a Holland America Line Privileges debit card that can be redeemed at your preferred travel agent towards the full or partial payment on your next Holland America voyage. *This is not a Credit Card offer or program.
Tripware is a travel tool for business travelers. It allows users to plan, book, and manage all their travel needs and business meetings with one tool, one profile, and one itinerary in one familiar place: their business calendar.
Tripware eliminates the need to use multiple tools such as online travel agents, travel search engines, and itinerary consolidators. Tripwareâ€™s patent-pending and proprietary technology, dubbed Behavioral Travel Management (BTM), focuses on automating business travel as much as possible by analyzing habitual and repetitive behaviors and employing advanced algorithms against these behaviors.
Tripware improves business trip productivity for travelers by incorporating BTMâ€™s True Trip Value (TTV). TTV shows time-cost savings and optimal trip options to assist the traveler in making the right travel choices..
Adventure Central is the leading provider of innovative online booking and distribution services for the adventure and experiential travel industry. The web-based company facilitates the booking process for individuals looking for adventure travel activities.
Customers are able to begin their search and securely book a trip on our site from start to finish.. .
New York Pizza Department
New York Pizza Department (NYPD) is a New York-themed pizzeria and Italian restaurant with locations across the Phoenix metro area. The Company offers full-service sit-down dining, counter service, carry-out and delivery at its 11 locations throughout the Phoenix metro area.
The menu includes high-quality pizzas, pastas, salads and other specialty items with a focus on customer service. NYPD also offers a quick express option at lunch so patrons can go directly to the order counter and receive menu items quickly.
The Company is led by a veteran team of industry experts with experience managing and growing multi-location restaurants.. .
RV Wheelator® has found that the majority of the people selling RVs are in an “”At Need”” situation. Something major has changed in their lives and they are NEEDING to Sell.
This could include events such as the death or illness of a loved one, often a traveling companion, or the loss of income. RV Wheelator® has been extremely disappointed with the status quo of the traditional retail outlets taking advantage of those needing to sell.
The consignment lot, the established dealer and the back yard wanna-be dealers. RV Wheelator® prides ourselves in our absolute fairness to both the seller and the buyer.
The company does our absolute best to see that everyone is treated fairly. Currently there are over 8.9 million RVs in the US and all of these will be re-sold at least once in their life time.
RV Wheelator® has the opportunity to assist a percentage of these to be resold by the owner at a fair price utilizing RV Wheelators® national advertising.RV Wheelator® is uniquely positioned to assist the RV seller, both For-Sale-By-Owner and Dealer Networks across North America . Add to the existing RV market, the 6,000 new retirees everyday, according to statistics, many of whom plan to purchase a Recreational Vehicle within the first year of retirement.
Younger families are also on the road enjoying the RV/camping lifestyle, although usually limited to seasonal travel and limited vacation time. The problem many upcoming RV purchasers face is the high cost of new and used RVs.
Must Do Travels
Must Do Travels was founded with the goal of providing uplifitng and free-to-view travel content to the masses in a way that was hyper-engaging on Social Media. By inviting a direct connection between the destinations and the fans, they promote awareness of travel options and activities around the world.
Quickly climbing to 5 million followers on Facebook, 2018 shows a lot of promise for this young startup. By the end of Must Do Travel’s first year on Facebook, the company grew to more than 4.2 million followers organically..
MBK Group Inc.
At MBK Group, we are committed to your success. We are a high-performing ecommerce strategy and talent team in the travel and hospitality industry.
The digital landscape is evolving at a faster rate than most businesses can adapt to. We can help you get ahead of that curve.
Our expertise is in creating, implementing and executing highly successful ecommerce strategies that generate growth in revenue and market share. Problem solving and making businesses thrive online is our specialty.
“Often, companies set their sights on major projects without taking care of the smaller, strategic efforts that can make big differences in reaching new customers and growing revenues.” Mary Beth Kelm. .
Angel MedFlight Worldwide Air Ambulance
Angel MedFlight is a leader and innovator in worldwide air ambulance services.
Miraval Arizona, nestled in the warm shade of the Santa Catalina Mountains just north of Tucson, is the ultimate destination spa & resort. Miraval offers the most perfect of spa resort vacations.
The Miraval experience is designed to create an intimate spa retreat that nurtures every guest. The luxurious accommodations in private casita-style rooms and suites envelop you in your own private world.
Stretch your boundaries through our signature fitness activities, horseback riding, rock climbing, tennis, golf, and perhaps learn meditation and yoga techniques. And for those all-all important moments of rest and rejuvenation, our famous Spa offers a complete range of massage, facial and body treatments..
Discover the World – Global
Discover the World is a travel & tourism company offering digital marketing services.
OhTell is an online platform that enables travelers to get inspired by looking at short clips of hotels around the world. Users can pick and choose their destinations based on these video clips.
OhTell was launched in January 2015.. .
ILX Resorts Incorporated creates, manages, and markets luxury resorts for holiday ownership.
Good Neighbor Insurance
International travel insurance for trips or if moving overseas. We love travel–Do you? Good pins, rates, service…
Madden Media is a marketing and advertising company providing tourism and travel marketing services.
Native Grill & Wings Franchising
Native Grill & Wings Franchising is a restaurant offering grilled dishes and wings.
We only manage properties – meticulously renovated, handpicked Scottsdale villas & vacation rentals. The result – absolute quality control over design, amenities, and service.
Additionally, we implement our own check systems to communicate directly with cleaning staff, handymen, and concierge. Any special requests from tenants in our Scottsdale vacation rentals push to all team members’ communication devices for optimal response time and collaboration.
Ultimate quality control, family run customer service, and market saturation lead to total customer satisfaction! Contact us today to learn more about our amazing Scottsdale vacation rentals!. .
Arizona Outdoor Fun
Arizona Outdoor Fun specializes in providing ATV/UTV tours, team building tours, on-site and off-site rentals and shooting range adventures.
Arizona Tourism offers comprehensive Arizona travel information and Arizona hotel discounts.
Boulders Resort & Spa
Boulders Resort & Spa is a hospitality company that provides vacation home rental services.
Sutter’s Mill is an online distributor that deals with promotional items & advertising products such as drinkware, power bank & key chains.
Pink Jeep Tours
Pink Jeep Tours is a travel & tourism company offering sightseeing adventure services.
ModernCare is a marketplace connecting travelers to local services, based on individual needs. The company is providing the ultimate A.I concierge care platform that will change the way you travel.
The company’s mission is to. .
Restaurantowner.com is an independent restaurants occupy a distinctive position in the world of business company located in Phoenix.
VR Owner’s Guide
Tools, tips & training for Vacation Rental Owners. VR Owner’s Guide helps new & experienced vacation home owners to maximize their bookings, streamline their processes and bring helpful technology to the their hospitality business.
I video interview successful owners as well as industry experts to bring tons of expertise and value all in one place.. .
DSA Vacations was established in 2001 by Terry von Guilleaume a South African now living in the United States.
Visit Phoenix is a non-profit organization that specializes in marketing and brand campaigns promoting leisure travel and tourism.
SoftHotel develops and provides Web-based property management solutions for the hospitality industry.
Fly Watches is a new brand of fun and colorful interchangeable led watches recreation company located in Higley.
Arizona American Indian Tourism Association
AAITA provided marketing and promotional opportunities for your community & business through multiple platforms.
Phoenix Limo aims to give all in terms of limo services which includes the most desirable and wanted limo cars on line. Also, we will provide you with recommendations as to which type of vehicle will suit your needs best.
With the fast pace of developments in our transportation industry, Phoenix Limo can never come last in the new updates of the different limo rental services offered.. .
Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park
Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park proudly bears the name that signifies opportunity, excitement, quality and respect that characterizes businesses located within the Gila River Indian Community. Wild Horse Pass derives its name from the herds of wild horses that have roamed the Gila River floodplain for centuries.
With its close proximity to the I-10 freeway and Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport, the park has easy access to the surrounding Wild Horse Pass properties: Whirlwind Golf Course and restaurant, Sheraton Hotel and Spa, Rawhide Steakhouse and Event Center, Phoenix Premium Outlets, Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino, Koli Equestrian Center, and the Wild Horse Pass Chevron convenience store.. .
Simply Declare allows you to enter your travel purchases for declaring them back in your home country for duty purposes.It also maintains
India Holidays Collection
Travel to India and experience the rich history and colorful tradition of each state.
TAP is a professional travel company that focuses on tours, escorted vacations, guaranteed departures and travel accommodation services.
Office of the Mayor , City of Tucson
Mayor Rothschild, the fact that the flight is a daytime flight, and not a red-eye, is unusual for the industry and signals confidence in th
Rosie McCaffrey’s Irish Pub & Restaurant
Rosie McCaffrey’s Irish Pub & Restaurant is an Irish Pub serving whiskeys, Beers etc.
Announcing that LuvitList, LLC, the developers of Luvit, has released their latest update for iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad users. The application is a media-rich, premier product from a cool new social networking company offering friendly location-based features to capture and share life’s memories among a Friend Network.
Members can easily record, store and share their memories, photos and reviews of any location. All recommendations are shared within a member’s Friend Network, so Luvit information is personal, trustworthy, and helpful for finding unique items, planning trips, and preserving a lifetime of special moments.
LuvitList LLC is a cool new social networking company that recently released a premier product that is personal, friendly, and extremely helpful for remembering & sharing life’s special moments. Rich and Lee Ann Fennessy built the Company and Luvit application based on their world travels and avid social networking.
“We’ve enjoyed some extraordinary experiences working and traveling around the world, and we are often asked about them. We created Luvit as a fun and easy alternative for people to record and share their own memories.
It’s all about friends sharing memorable experiences, and enriching each other’s lives in the process,” says Fennessy. Members can access Luvit’s fun features to snap photos, record impressions, or review different establishments, locations, people, and moments, as well as provide exact geo-location positioning.
“Luvit members map, photo, comment, rate and share any item with their Friend Network at any time,” explains Fennessy. After entering a Luvit item, members choose whether their creation remains a private “scrapbook” item for instant memory or an item for sharing with their Friend Network via Facebook, email, SMS, or within the app.
TravelBug specializes in offering travel medical consultation and vaccinations required during traveling.
Arizona KEY Travel Magazine
Arizona KEY Travel Magazine provides travel guide for Arizona tourists and residents.
Roads West Transportation, Inc.
Roads West Transportation, Inc. provides truck-load transportation services.
Phoenix Temporary Housing
Phoenix Temporary Housing is an exceptional temporary living experience in the best short term rentals in Phoenix.
New York Flavor
New York Flavor is a restaurant with a contemporary New York eatery theme, operating in Surprise, Arizona.
Jet Charter Flights Phoenix
You deserve to travel in style, and this is why Jet Charter Flights Phoenix has become so popular. We pay attention to every detail to ensure that you experience the highest standards of air travel.
Our aircraft charter in Phoenix offers a vast array of benefits.. .
Sonora Wings is making all of your flying dreams true for a day of Hang Gliding,soaring thermals and riding the air.
Yellowfin Tickets is a ticketing company that specializes in buying sports,events and concerts tickets.
This article was written by Gabrielle Thompson from Lifney. The editor for this article was Tess Page. If your company is featured in this article and you want to have amendments made please contact us on: Admin@lifney.com.
Alternatively you may write to us at: Lifney/Fupping Ltd, First Floor, 61-63 Rochester Pl, London NW1 9JU.