This article showcases our top picks for the best Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania Travel Companies
Locomation, Inc. provides a trucking technology platform that combines autonomy and driver augmentation.
The company is headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.. .
MeetMe® (formerly MyYearbook) is the leading social network for meeting new people in the US and the public market leader for social discovery (NYSE MKT: MEET). MeetMe makes meeting new people fun through social games and apps, monetized by both advertising and virtual currency.
With 60% of traffic coming from mobile, MeetMe is fast becoming the social gathering place for the mobile generation. The company operates MeetMe.com and MeetMe apps on iPhone, iPad, and Android in English, Spanish and Portuguese..
Idelic is a software enterprise solutions provider for transportation fleets. It is born from the trucking industry and infused with modern innovation and entrepreneurship.
It was founded in 2016 and is based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.. .
Founded in 1978, DBi Services is a world leader in transportation infrastructure operations and maintenance.
Context is a leisure and travel company that organizes expert-led tours in the cultural capitals of the world.
An innovative and dynamic startup, Kigo offers vacation rental software and channel manager solutions designed for the unique needs of vacation rental managers. Kigo provides reservation systems, SEO friendly websites, with templates or a custom design, completely integrated with the calendar & booking systems, and channel manager solutions to help vacation rental professionals increase bookings.
Located in the US, Spain and Thailand, Kigo has an international team with backgrounds as diverse as software business, programming, political science and sales.. .
TravelWits, LLC is a Pittsburgh-based company whose goal is to help travelers find cheaper and more convenient ways to travel, both for business and leisure. TravelWits uses AI to find door to door itineraries optimized for meeting times and locations while saving companies money with an employee incentives and providing a lightweight way to manage travel policies.
Our team consists of 3 co-founders. Maxim Likhachev (Professor at CMU) is a world-leading expert in real-time cost optimization and AI.
This expertise is the key to developing the company’s unique technology. Arman Bimatov (BS in CS) and Alla Safonova (PhD in CS from CMU) have 30+ years of experience in web development.
We are being advised by a reg. president of one of the largest TMCs on the market (20+ years of exp.
in the travel industry).. .
Coral is an interactive home guide that helps your guests get settled easily and eliminates hosting-related headaches. Hosts on home sharing platforms like Airbnb can express their voice and personality when sharing all their important home information, local recommendations, and tips on how to use the tech & amenities in their home to enable their guests to get the most out of their stay.
Coral is accessible on any device, anywhere, for guests to find all the information they need, when they need it. This allows them to enjoy their trip without relying on their host at every turn..
Cabu is a ridesharing and carpooling company, which provides its services to users through mobile apps. It uses matching algorithm strategy to linkup riders in need of ride to their Drivers via iOS and Android phones.
“Cabu” our rider’s app and “Cabu Driver” our driver’s app, are both easily downloadable from the App Store and Google Play. Cabu is one of the cheapest and most secure way to ride to various places without having concern for your transportation expenses.
Cabu is the newest approach to ride sharing and one of the cheapest and most secure way to request a ride to your desired destination for less. Our mission is to treat our riders and drivers better than any other in the ride hailing industry and to create the first ever ride-share network marketing platform that put money back in your pocket of its users.
Thereby making our drivers and riders the happiest.. .
CrowdJoy is a mobile application that enables its users to privately share their locations with friends. The application also develops a mobile application that helps fans to find and enjoy parties on game days and other events.
It was founded in 2012 and is based in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, United States.. .
Sarbari provides web-based purchasing software designed to streamline the purchasing process for restaurants and food service operations in the back-of-the-house. Using the software helps restaurant owners and food service operators improve efficiency, and provide complete transparency around purchasing, prices, and the product data provided by all their suppliers.
The company name Sarbari comes from the Sicilian word which means “to save or conserve.” Sarbari offers restaurant owners and foodservice operators a secure, easy, and efficient way to organize their supplier inventory and price lists, streamline their entire ordering process, and realize significant savings in labor and food costs as a result.. .
It reveals its multifaceted, captivating personality to them block by block, mural by mural, garden by garden, neighborhood by neighborhood. Here, 100-year-old cheese shops happily live a few doors down from lauded chef-run restaurants.
There’s so much art; it’s inside, outside and on the sides of buildings. The corner bar thrives, and just about everyone is a craft beer enthusiast.
Clothing design, building design and park design inspire. Creativity bursts from art galleries, modern dance troupes, street performances, story slams, concerts and DJ parties.
Philadelphians count on festivals for any and all reasons, bike trails for fun and bike lanes for transport and people just being themselves.. .
Baby Life Seat
Their babies, under 2 years of age, are at risk when traveling. Conventional car seats, used to transport infants in cars, are not used to protect them on a boat or cruise ship, yet life jackets are required to protect & keep safe every passenger including infants.
On airplanes, there is law requiring seat belts & a flotation device for every passenger, but infants travel at risk on their parent’s laps with turbulence a major worry. The Baby Life Seat (BLS) solves these major travel industry hazards for infants by providing the only infant carrier that will be certified for use in cars & on all Watercraft and Airplanes.
A market & a place where car seats just don’t go. This is a game changer, there are no like-competitors globally in these two travel industries.
The BLS takes the worry out of travel for parents and caretakers, complies with existing law in these travel sectors & fills the product void child safety organizations & advocates have been clamoring to see addressed.. .
The Seawind aircraft is a perfect union of form and function. The aerodynamic sleek flowing lines make it the most striking of land or sea planes.
We have developed the world’s best and fastest 4/5 place amphibian. The spacious cabin, panoramic view, quiet environment, and form-fitting seats all combine to create total traveling comfort.
Since the dawn of aviation, designers have been trying to create a seaplane that would fly as fast and as far as a land plane and carry a reasonable useful load over a long distance. Using advanced composite technology and innovative design, Seawind has accomplished that lofty goal.
High speed stability is superb. The standard slotted flaps and the swept back wingtip floats (sponsons) create an extraordinary ground effect, cushions the touchdown, and speeds the lift-off on water and land.
Low speed stability is excellent. Never before has an amphibian offered so much comfort.
The Seawind has the widest cabin in its class, with the standard executive deluxe four-place configuration or the optional family five-place seating. The seats are bucket-style adjustable with temper foam for ultimate comfort.
Ajungo is a social travel website that helps travelers explore global travel destinations through their own social graph.
A leader in the transportation industry, TransCore provides innovative, technical solutions and engineering services for applications encompassing next generation Open Road Tolling, Traffic Management Systems and Radio Frequency Identification systems that secure access for airports, hospitals, parking garages, border patrols, trucking and rail industry. TransCore also operates tolling customer service centers for departments of transportation throughout the U.S.
and Middle East. Based in Nashville, Tenn., TransCore is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Roper Technologies, a constituent of the S&P 500, Fortune 1000 and Russell 1000 indices.
Roper designs and develops software (both software-as-a-service and licensed), and engineered products and solutions for healthcare, transportation, food, energy, water, education and academic research markets worldwide.. .
Apple Leisure Group
Apple Leisure Group is a vacation services company providing all inclusive vacation packages.
Nomo FOMO is a social travel network that empowers you with knowledge so you can connect in person and spend more time with the people that matter. We activate your network and equip you with the information and tools you need to facilitate stronger relationships.
At work and at play, we allow you to manage your trips all in one place making travel seamless and social. We map out your professional and social networks, integrating their travel plans with yours to present you with opportunities to connect offline.
Nomo FOMO is different from what is available for travelers now because we are focused on: -Being Holistic: We help solve multiple travel problems on one platform -Future-focused: We help users plan ahead to maximize human connections -Responsible tech: We leverage tech to strengthen/deepen existing and new relationships, rather than drive people apart -Whole person: We help users merge their business and personal lives to live a more integrated existence -Constant improvement: We won’t stop with the features we have now, we are constantly listening to users and improving our platform for them. .
StrandD is building the world’s largest on-demand roadside assistance and automotive services company. It is the easiest way to get assistance when you’re stranded by the roadside.
No paying for plans – just tap for help when you need it.. .
Apple Vacations is a travel company providing leisure travel and all inclusive vacation packages.
Allegheny County Airport Authority
Allegheny County Airport Authority is an aviation company offering airport operation services.
The Tour Guy
The Tour Guy is a provider of incredible tours and authentic experiences for all types of English-speaking travelers all over the world!
One of the largest travel wholesalers in the Southern United States. Focuses: Travel Agencies, Corporations, and Leisure Travelers.
MTS Travel is a travel & tourism company that provides humanitarian travel and volunteer travel services.
ViewTag offers convenience at any airport worldwide. ViewTag created TAG, an updatable, reusable, trackable alternative to paper based tags that get attached to your bag at the airport.
Check your bag in at home with participating airlines for enhanced and faster check-in experience. TAG allows you to track your bags throughout the airport handling process using their platform based solution..
Duck Donuts Franchising Company
Duck Donuts Franchising Company is a food and beverage chain making donuts on order.
Sundance Vacations reviews and more to assist our tens of thousands of happy travelers take fantastic vacations. For over 25 years, we’ve provided spacious resort accommodations and offer destinations across the United States as well as the Caribbean and Mexico.
We invite prospective travelers to come into one of our offices to learn more about our innovative travel program. As a thank you for taking the time to come in and learn more about our product, we offer a complimentary trip that changes frequently.
Travelers are responsible for the fees and taxes associated with the promotional trip. Watch Sundance Vacations reviews and more on the Sundance Vacations YouTube channel! Visit: https://sundancevacationsblog.com/.
Gil Travel Group
Gil Travel Group are leaders in worldwide travel planning and execution. We focus on personalized service.
Optimal Media Group
Optimal Media Group offers NightOut, an online directory, enables individuals to find events related to local restaurants, bars, and bands.
Laurel Highlands is a marketing firm that promotes and supports tourism, tourism development, travel, and hospitality industries.
WeatherPlanner gives you a long-range, weather outlook in straightforward, common language so you can, with confidence, factor in weather when planning and anticipating life’s special and everyday moments. You now have, at your digital finger tips, weather intelligence that gives you trending weather for the next 365 days to help you determine the best dates for events and activities.
And, you can view our long-range weather outlook on an easy-to-read calendar so you spend less time interpreting the weather and more time sharing the moments with the people that matter most to you. The long-term weather outlook is derived from a proprietary process using algorithms that predict weather trends for the next 365 days based on more than 100 years of historical data.
You can now plan ahead for how the weather will impact your next birthday, vacation, 5K race, sports tournament, etc. For more than 60 years, Fortune 500 companies have used sophisticated technology to optimize advertising spend and inventory decisions and now you, the consumer, can finally benefit..
flyruby is an online internet market place for private jets that offers its users to search, compare, and pay for air charter online.
Gateway Travel Management
Gateway Travel Management offers Imagine a corporate travel management program.
Altus Agency is an advertising agency that specializes in chemical, health, biotech, dental, insurance and travel marketing.
Rosenbluth International offers corporate travel management services and develops business applications and integrated systems for its customers. Rosenbluth International was acquired by American Express.
Rosenbluth International was founded by Hal F. Rosenbluth in 1892.
It is based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.. .
HTH Worldwide (HTH) is an independent technology-based services company that develops destination-specific health and security information as well as mobile/online tools to allow individuals and employers to understand and navigate healthcare services in the most popular destinations around the globe. HTH Worldwide is staffed by experienced and creative web, mobile, international provider relations, and medical assistance teams.
It offers its products and services through licensing arrangements with major insurers and assistance companies, and via downloadable apps available to individual travelers in Apple’s iTunes store. Today, more than a million travelers , international students and expatriates have access to HTH Worldwide’s web and mobile tools and databases.
HTH Worldwide has developed and manages the most comprehensive contracted global medical provider community (covering over 180 countries) as well as the world’s first over-the-counter and prescription drug data bases allowing travelers to find the brand name equivalents for their medications in dozens of frequently visited countries . In 2008, HTH Worldwide launched mPassport, the first mobile tool allowing people to understand and navigate local health care services around the world.
In 2009, Human Resource Executive magazine cited mPassport as Product of the Year.. .
Incentive Travel Programs
Peak Performance is not your average corporate travel management and employee incentive programs provider. We’ve made it our mission to design, plan and implement truly remarkable corporate meeting and incentive travel experiences for companies of every size, industry and market sector.
Whether you want to reward 1 to 10,000 employees, we have three solutions for you. They include: Sales Incentive Travel- Your team is the heart of your organization and incentive travel programs are a great way to inspire and reward all their hard work.
As our clients can attest, an in-house corporate planner is often already busy with the day-to-day aspects and events of your company. Experience all the rewards of incentive travel without all the hassle of in-house travel programs.
As a full service incentive reward company, we specialize in creating custom programs which result in an impactful way to reward your team. Customized Rewards Travel Voucher Program – Our Incentive Travel Vouchers are great for many different ways to recognize your employees and clients, including Retention and Recognition, Sales Incentives, Year of Service Awards, and Client Retention.
Learn More! Custom web-based rewards program from Peak Performance – A rewards-based program ensures that your employees are motivated to do their best work and that they receive the recognition and rewards they deserve in exchange for a job well done. A rewards-based incentive program package from Peak Performance allows participants to choose their own rewards, guided by the specific parameters you set.
With a rewards-based incentive program, your employees have the freedom to choose the rewards that matter most to them. Cash bonuses only go so far in motivating certain employees – some employees simply respond better to tangible rewards, like brand-name merchandise; intuitive digital rewards, like books and movies; and individual travel opportunities..
The Magic for Less Travel
The Magic for Less Travel is a travel & tourism company offering Disney vacation planning services.
Venezia Bulk Transport Inc.
Venezia Bulk Transport is a transportation company that offers bulk transportation services.
Insight Cuba is a single destination tour operator specializing solely in legal travel to Cuba for Americans located in Jenkintown.
Untours was founded in 1975 by Hal Taussig and his wife Norma as a way to introduce travelers to a deeper way of experiencing Europe than the standard superficial bus tour. After a brief career as a college professor, Hal wrote a book called Shoestring Sabbatical in which he described ways that teachers and professors could live for an extended time in Europe without spending a fortune.
This book and his European travel experience led him to create Untours (formerly called Idyll, Ltd.).. .
Travel For Teens
Travel For Teens is a travel company that offers travel packages, photography, custom trips, and custom school trips for teenagers.
Avenue Two Travel
Avenue Two Travel provides travel agency and planning services. It manages adventures, cruises, journeys, and honeymoons and wedding plans for its clients.
Avenue Two Travel also provides corporate travel, meetings, and events management services. Debbie and Craig Bush founded it in 2013 as successor to Park Avenue Travel that began operation in 1987, with its headquarters in Villanova in Pennsylvania..
Modern Transportation Services
Modern Transportation Services is a transportation company offering transportation solutions.
XFINITY Live! Philadelphia
XFINITY Live! Philadelphia is a restaurant specializing in dining and entertainment services.
Dempsey Uniform & Linen Supply, Inc.
Dempsey Uniform & Linen Supply is a textiles company that offers uniform rental and restaurant linen services.
Rohrer Bus is a transportation company offering passenger transportation products and services.
Fynydd provides web hosting & software development services for energy, broadcasting, retail, travel, NPO, finance, and government sectors.
Winner Airport Parking
For over 15 years Winner Airport Parking has taken the hassle out of Philadelphia Airport parking. Our safe, insured, courteous drivers will valet you directly to the airport in the comfort of your own car and handle your luggage, so you can skip the hassle of Philadelphia airport parking.
Upon return, just give us a call and we’ll come pick you up. Your car will arrive cool in the summer and warm in the winter..
Established in 1944, #SpecialtyLuggage is a Value-Oriented Luggage Retailer Offering the Best Selection & Service in the Luggage Industry!
Whitewater Challengers is a travel & tourism company that provides rafting services.
Peak Performance Meetings & Incentives
At Peak Performance Tours we strive to create unique and memorable trips and tours for your students. We believe that all of their hard works deserves to be recognized and rewarded.
Whether it is hands on workshops, performance opportunities, scavenger hunts, role playing activities, or onsite guided tours, we make student group travel interesting and fun. We can even plan trips to popular theme parks like Disney and Universal Studios..
Allied Travel Careers
Allied Travel Careers helps PTs, OTs, and SLPs find the travel therapy jobs of their dreams.
Traversal Visa is a prominent company whose main aim is to offer consistent, fast and reliable travel visa and other consular services such as OCI, Passport renewal to US residents. We at the Traversal Visa aim to give fair and reliable price while dealing with your visa requirement.
We are highly customer centric for providing the visa to the client. We are one of the most consular documentation companies across the globe.
We take pride in offering 100% success rate of the acceptance of the application on first lodgement and first-time acceptance percentages.. .
Travel Insurance Services
Travel Insurance Services is the leading provider of travel related insurance solutions company.
Sunshine Direct is a company that has skilled agents that help you find the perfect vacation for you.
Clemens Uniform offers a complete line of image apparel, uniform sales and service and linen rental for Hospitality and more in PA, DE, NJ.
Vacationkids helps busy parents to create, plan and book fun-filled vacations with families.
Yard Sign GPS, LLC
FORGET THE LIST – WE MAKE LOCAL SEARCH MORE LOCAL YardSignGPS is the first mobile classifieds finder that allows you to map out your neighborhood’s extant yard signs, posters, flyers, bulletin boards, and other physical markers of temporary events, services, sales, and grassroots causes, in real-time. For those who want to search: No need to endlessly trawl the Internet or to drive around hunting for that honest second generation roofer or mason with barely any digital presence, that hard-to-find garage or bake sale, that grassroots municipal referendum, that weekend meditation class by the river, that impromptu outdoor concert or farmers market, or that walkathon for your favorite charity.
With YardSignGPS, we make such invaluable word-of-mouth information conveniently searchable: simply tap on a yard sign icon, and you’ll be instantly directed to a current photo of a local event, service, sale, or grassroots cause. For those who want to be found: No need to spend time and money on complex websites that few will see, fragmented social networks that generate no leads and violate your privacy, tiny advertising spots in print newspapers that no one reads, and paid search engine keyword algorithms that you probably do not understand.
With YardSignGPS, the interface is much simpler and more transparent: take a picture of your public announcement (yard sign, poster, flyer, etc.), stake it on the map, and then let people contact you directly.. .
Eastern Light Getaways
Eastern Light Getaways helps travelers with the itinerary planning process by automating the process through several matching algorithms.
12 Volt Travel
We provide high quality products for semi-trucks and RV motor-homes. 12Volt-Travel has a full support team available to our customers from 9am till 6pm eastern Mon – Sat.
12Volt-Travel carries 12V DC TV’s that are digital ready, 12 volt refrigerator/freezers that draw very little 12V power, 12volt coffee makers and much more. Stop by today and see what we have for you!.
Growth Hospitality Management
Growth is offering brand management,social media advertising,asset management services for the hospitality industry located in Southampton.
TQM Logistics Solutions, Inc.
TQM Logistics Solutions is a transport company offering logistics and hospitality solutions.
Wolf’s Bus Lines
Wolf’s Bus Lines is a transportation company that provides transportation to any student attending York Springs High School.
Skookul is an online platform that provides its users with timely information about live music, food, transportation, and outdoor destinations. It offers real-time bus, train, and trolley locations allowing commuters to travel more efficiently.
Skookul was launched in 2011 and is based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.. .
Untied State Hot Air Balloons
The United States Hot Air Balloon Team is the premier ballooning company in Southeastern Pennsylvania
Navy Electronics Manufacturing Productivity Facility
The EMPF operates in a modern facility adjacent to the Philadelphia International Airport with easy access from I-95.
Departacus is an online travel marketplace designed to connect travel agents with customers. View best travel deals. Submit deal requests.
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