This article showcases our top picks for the best Ohio 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 Ohio Travel Companies
RVshare is an online marketplace that provides peer-to-peer recreational vehicle rental services. Its connects travelers looking to experience RV travel with RV owners interested in turning their RV into a second source of income through its platform which offers the largest selection of vehicles by comparing rental prices, features, reviews and facilitates online payment options, enabling vehicle owners to earn profits and renters to choose the most economical ways to travel.
The company was founded in 2013 and is headquartered in Akron, Ohio.. .
The first complete road travel planner. Roadtrippers helps travelers drive to the world’s most interesting places by streamlining discovery, planning, booking, and navigation into a single free platform that syncs seamlessly across devices.
The Roadtrippers platform gives users real-time access to a unique, curated database of millions of places with concentrated coverage in the US and Canada. The mobile app compliments the comprehensive web trip planner with virtual concierge suggestions, weather forecasts, date-based planning, and specialized cartography.
78% of total US travel & tourism spend is by people traveling by road, and long-distance car trips are 3x more frequent than air transportation. Maps are still the most important tool for planning a trip (59% people use digital maps vs.
23% hotel reviews). By building a map-based interface catering to the road travel community, Roadtrippers seizes a huge opportunity that existing travel planning sites focused on airfare overlook..
Surrounding around us every day is a layer of information spread throughout the earth. Cities teem with rich emotive data.
In 2015, when they looked at the available technology, they found that no one was making sense of this rich layer of social data. Brilliance was all around us, the answer to so many questions hidden in plain sight.
They saw a need for a different technology, and they knew would take a different kind of company to build it. That’s why they founded Spatial.
Core to their belief is that humans are at the center of everything. Data has it’s origins in the human experience but becomes disconnected.
Using a combination of ethnographic research techniques and data engineering, they breathed human life back into data. Spatial is a location data company that uses conversations from social networks to understand how humans move and experience the world around them..
Globili is a community-based translation app for signs and menus. The free app is intuitive and fun.
Based on your location, you’ll find signs and menus that are translated. Find a sign or menu that’s not in Globili? Quickly capture and share.
Globili takes care of the rest.. .
Travel Later, Inc.
Easy to use, flexible platform that helps consumers budget, plan and pay for vacation.
Latitude Airlines provides scheduled regional air travel within the Great Lakes market. Latitude Airlines will be a nonmembership airline that will provide, pending regulatory approval, scheduled regional flights to the Great Lakes area, and the surrounding cities.
It was founded in 2013 and is based in Sheffield Village, Ohio.. .
Airstream is a travel company that specializes in trailers and touring coaches to help people wherever they go.
GAFFL connects travelers with similar itineraries to share costs and experiences around the world.
Bunk Haus OTR
Investors will see a good profit in this project. A small bunk haus with just 20 beds will bring in $100,000 + at 50% occupany.
We can open a Bunk Haus in your city, on Main Street for less than $30,000. Management and model creation is superb! Stay the night with us and see for yourself…our community, its history, music, clubs and festivals right here on Main St.
A new way to stay! Bunk Haus Commonalities *On or near Main Street *Marketability in most U.S. Cities *Renovated and decked out artistically with material that normally hits our landfills *Promotes composting, recycling, water-harvesting, and buying local *Adorned with local artists’ work *Just $25 a night *and a Steam Room! More info at https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/721899 Grand Opening April 2014 1424 Main St..
Touritz is a website and mobile app that helps museums, historic sites, communities, and educators create walking tours and other content relating to points of interest. Touritz helps these organizations join the mobile revolution by bringing together all of the world’s walking tours for the first time.
The award-winning team behind Touritz has major traction with regional and national organizations.. .
Air Transport Services Group
Air Transport Services Group is a leading provider of air cargo transportation and related services to domestic and foreign air carriers and other companies that outsource their air cargo lift requirements. Through its principal subsidiaries, including two airlines with separate and distinct U.S.
FAA Part 121 Air Carrier certificates, ATSG provides air cargo lift, aircraft leasing, aircraft maintenance services, and airport ground services.. .
CHEAP FLIGHTS FARES LLC
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ArriveBefore is a patent pending method for leveraging social networks in advance of an event or trip to add value to people through location based services. Conceived from too many missed opportunities in NYC after travelling in from Australia, ArriveBefore was born.
With only an average number of social media users, the Founder and CEO could always find one friend or a couple in NYC at the same time. This despite being 20 hours by flight from home but the problem was visits were short, time at a premium and friends only identified from a status update or posting of pictures.
Often this was too late to do anything about. After realising a gap existed in publishing your upcoming Check-in, ArriveBefore came to life through a Patent Pending method to enable experiences to be enhanced by those in your social networks..
ATG (AllStars Travel Group)
ATG is a travel & tourism company that offers business travel management services.
Hüsto, through transparency and trust, is focused on making travel a pillar of life for all rather than a luxury for some. We provide a competitively priced and seamless booking solution for travelers.
Our goal is to level the playing field by putting power and savings back into the hands of travelers, hoteliers and airlines. Through innovative technology, social engagement, and an evolved business model, Hüsto is pioneering the first Online Travel Partner..
FUSIAN is a destination for an engaged and inspired sushi dining experience. we respect our food and the people who eat it.
City-Discovery.com is an online booking service that gives access to over 5,000 sightseeing tours, and activities, in 400 destinations in 100 countries. Travelers can choose by destination or categories of activities, and plan their trip easily.
Airport transfers are available in 350 airports all over the world. Reviews, photos, and maps allow the travelers to get an extensive overview of all the things to do in their planned destnations.
City-Discovery.com sells its products directly to a global consumer base, with translations in 16 different languages. A specific program is available for Travel Agents.
Additionally, it sells its products through its global network of affiliates including major hotel and airline companies, online travel agencies, etc. Founded in 2004, Tours & Co now has offices in the United States, France, Greece, Italy, Brazil and the Philippines..
CommutAir dba United Express
CommutAir dba United Express is an airline that operates in air transportation and airline services.
BuddyExpress monetizes extra luggage space by connecting travelers with extra luggage space to people with shipping and shopping needs.
TEAMINN is a hotel booking company that specializes in sports and group travel. They are very committed to Their culture, every customer every time, no excuses no exceptions, period.
They have engineered the number 1 online reservation and mobile app booking platform in the sports and group travel sector. Their TEAM is from the sports, customer service, hotel, & hospitality industries.
Their technology makes the entire booking process easier on coaches, managers, team moms, hotel partners, Convention Bureaus (CVB) and Sports Commissions.. .
KHM Travel Group
Sparked by an idea and an unquestionable passion to do something different, KHM Travel Group has quickly become one of the most innovative host travel agencies in the country. KHM Travel Group began as a small, family-owned business in Brunswick, Ohio.
From a handful of staff members working out of a one room office suite to a team of over 50 employees occupying a multi-office complex, the increased amount of talent the company has seen over the past decade is simply extraordinary. The current team of employees works daily to support the over 4,000 independent travel agents all across the United States who are earning money following their dreams of selling travel.
At KHM Travel Group, our success truly lies in the success of our travel agents.. .
Flight Services & Systems
Flight Services & Systems is a contract staffing and technology solutions partner for airlines and airports.
Tailored Healthcare Staffing
Tailored Healthcare Staffing is a staffing and recruiting company that offers travel nursing services.
Presto America’s Favorite Foods has been providing Italian restaurants, pizza shop operators, colleges and universities.
Mitsubishi International Food Ingredients, Inc.
Mitsubishi International Food Ingredients is a food & beverages company specializing in food, beverage, and bakery ingredients.
Tazmanian Freight Systems
Tazmanian Freight Systems is a transportation company that provides air freight services.
Junior Library Guild
Junior Library Guild is a library that provides book review and book rental services.
MC Tank Transport
MC Tank Transport is a transport company specializing in liquid bulk transportation services.
Petermann Partners provides contracted school bus service for students, athletic teams, and special needs transportation.
A true British Pub experience complete with brilliant food, drink and genuine hospitality. They are best known for their signature Fish-n-Chips but guests can also nosh on shareable dishes, build their own burgers or savor some classic comfort food.
An extensive beverage selection gives their guests the opportunity to discover fine ales and lagers from the United Kingdom, Europe and the USA. They also feature a top notch list of single malt scotch, bourbon, wine and specialty cocktails.
In true pub fashion, guests will be warmly greeted by an enthusiastic team ready to take part in their memorable experience. It’s a great place to dine, drink and gather..
TripHippie is a platform to connect you to trusted and certified local vendors for Adventure Activities, Offbeat Trips and Weekend Getaways.
Wheeling and Lake Erie Railway Company
Wheeling and Lake Erie Railway Company is a transportation company offering rail transportation services.
Traveline Travel Services
Traveline Travel Services began as a small independent travel agency over 50 years ago that has today evolved into a highly progressive full-service Travel Management Company specializing in corporate, leisure and group travel. Founded by the Kneen family, Traveline is now in its second generation of family operation.
Offering streamlined, cost-focused travel management programs, Traveline’s mission is simple: local presence, global expertise; shared goals, shared success.. .
Fujitec America is an industrial company which offers elevators, escalators, and auto walks for hotels.
Columbus Regional Airport Authority
Columbus Regional Airport Authority supervises to support travelers with cost-effective and coordinated aviation and logistics services.
Lee’s Famous Recipe Chicken (FRFC Springfield Inc.)
Lee’s Famous Recipe Chicken is a restaurant specializing in chicken and chicken dishes.
Winegardner & Hammons
Winegardner & Hammons is a hotel management with hospitality management services & quality hotel products.
Sterling Medical Staffing Group
Sterling Medical Staffing Group is a staffing and recruiting company that offers travel nursing, allied therapy, and therapist staffing.
Professional Travel mission is to help clients grow and prosper by providing them with state of the art travel management services.
Destination Cleveland leads to travel and tourism initiatives that grow the region’s economy.
Associated Underwriters Insurance
Associated Underwriters Insurance provides insurance consultancy services for businesses and individuals.
UNIGLOBE Travel International
UNIGLOBE Travel International is a travel & leisure company located in Dayton.
Skybus Airlines, Inc. operates airlines.
The company was founded in 2003 and is based in Columbus, Ohio.. .
SmarTravel provides discount vacations and wholesale travel options. SmarTravel was founded in 2001 to provide quality discount vacations at a fraction of the retail rate.
Wholesale travel choices are endless in this destination-based program that enables customers to enjoy discount vacations in many popular resort areas. We encourage the tens of thousands of SmarTravel clients to Explore, Dream and Discover..
Put-in-Bay Visitors & Convention Bureau
The Put-in-Bay Visitors & Convention Bureau invites you to “Put an Island In Your Life.” Visit Put-in-Bay and experience an incredible array of attractions, shopping, restaurants, entertainment and things to do all in one 2.5 by 5 mile island location. Our informational website will assist you in planning the perfect Put-in-Bay vacation getaway with hotel & resort information, home rentals, spacious condo and villa rentals.
Our accommodations on the island are limited, and reserving far in advance of your planned stay is recommended. Browse our historical attractions, Fine Put-in-Bay restaurants or sit back and read an archived collection of news articles about the history of Put-in-Bay from years gone by to current news stories.
The one can’t miss historical attraction is the Perry Peace Memorial towering 352 feet above ground with an observation deck to view the Bass Islands from. Sportsmen will enjoy the best Perch and Walleye fishing in the United States right here in Lake Erie surrounding Put-in-Bay, Ohio.
Our charter boat services will put you on the fish with knowledgeable local guides. If water sports are your activity of choice, Put-in-Bay offers it all from water skiing, parasailing, kayaking to Jet Ski Rentals and more.
Children will enjoy days’ worth of activities such as cave exploration, Putt-Putt, mazes, gemstone mining, swimming, free fishing, and fun but highly educational museums, tours and displays. Our scenic nature trails are the perfect place for a walk and our beautiful State Park has stunning cliffs and views that rival mother natures best.
Downtown Put-in-Bay feature De Rivera Park, a perfect spot for a cook out while the kids play on a well-equipped playground. Our vibrant nightlife features entertainers and bands from across the United States in a variety of settings and themes.
Joy Tour and Travel
Joy Tour & Travel is an online platform that offers tour operating services for businesses and individuals.
Provident Travel is a travel & tourism company that provides group travel services and travel packages.
Arlington Video Productions
Arlington Video Productions is a video production, editing and photography services company.
Villas at Monteverdi, Tuscany
Villas at Monteverdi, Tuscany is a group of rental villas and a boutique hotel in Tuscany, Italy.
Formerly RRBO.com, ResortGems.com operates an online marketplace for vacation resorts at amazing deals. The site features over 5,000 individual timeshare properties for rent, often at 30-50% of their standard nightly rates.
In addition, via a partnership with World Choice Travel, a division of Travelocity, the site offers access to more than 27,000 hotels and resorts at the same guaranteed low prices. Timeshare units are denoted by a “gem” icon, and include top providers such as Marriott, Wyndham, Hilton, and Disney.
The startup has raised over $1.1 million since inception, with backing from State of Ohio funded initiatives, Ohio TechAngels, and other high net worth individuals. Once a user finds a hotel, resort, or timeshare they like, they can book it online in minutes.
Hotels and resorts booked through the Travelocity network are handled in the same way they are on Travelocity. When a timeshare “gem” that has been listed by its owner is booked, all aspects of that transaction are handled by Resort Gems, from payment and contract to the handover of keys.
This escrow-like fashion eliminates risk for the consumer, much like StubHub does for tickets. Resort Gems does not charge timeshare owners to list, and makes money by taking a percentage of each timeshare transaction, or via standard partner kickbacks from Travelocity on resorts and hotels provided via their feed of 27,000+ units.
The company slogan is… “Stay at a timeshare, without the sales pitch.” Resort Gems has been featured in USA Today, Travel + Leisure, Peter Greenberg, Fox 28 News Columbus, and The Columbus Dispatch.
Tech Travel Agent
Tech Travel Agent is a personal technology procurement agent nationwide and worldwide.
Passnby is a travel app that uses CRM software to allow it users to reduce traveling time and identify contacts.
Chengdu Ikamobile Science and Technology Co., Ltd. is the developer of Jddr.cn (酒店达人), a mobile phone application software for searching and booking hotels on the basis of geographical location.
It can book nearly 50,000 domestic hotels, and 190,000 international hotels while covering branded, chain, and independent hotels of various levels. Jddr.cn provides access to information of hotels within a 30 kilometer radius, and it is the first domestic hotel application with a map searching mode.
It currently has iPhone, Android, and iPad versions. In October, 2011, they announced the acquired investment from Lee Kaifu’s Innovation Works..
NeuFutur Magazine offers articles and news related to travel, alcohol, music, movies, and more.
Cyber Holiday Rentals
The name CyberHolidayRentals was very cautiously chosen after a lot of research and analysis considering the inevitable requirement of travelers looking for vacation rentals. A lot has changed since CyberHolidayRentals.com first appeared earlier in year 2014.
They have grown they are continuously looking for all possible ways to contribute and expand the vacation rental industry. But some things will never change: Their vision to continuously exceed their customers’ exceeding expectations.Cyber Holiday Rentals is made to make your travelling around the world more exciting and less expensive! They are an official and open source for holiday homes, holiday villas, beach condos, city apartments and mountain cabins by owner or their manager for the independent traveller looking for luxury or low cost accommodations anywhere in the world.
Check their late deals section for special price on last minute rentals. They help you to find a perfect holiday rental property for your trip!.
CyberHolidayRentals.com is a modern way of planning and spending your holiday. Enjoy your holiday the best you can! Chose from wide selection of self catering holiday accommodations.
Book directly from owners or property managers. Find holiday rentals: apartments, villas or houses to rent on Cyber Holiday Rentals.
You need not leave all the comforts of your home when going on holiday. Holiday rentals provide all the space and amenities with the same privacy you enjoy at home..
Twin Tier Hospitality
Twin Tier Hospitality is a hospitality company that offers catering, wedding planning, and banquet services.
Laatie is a social messaging service that allows its users to share their travelling activities, plans, and destinations with others.
A full service Fixed Base Operator located in Dayton, Ohio at the Dayton International Airport & Dayton Wright Brothers Airport.
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