This article showcases our top picks for the best South Carolina 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 South Carolina Travel Companies
Over the last twenty years, Red Ventures has built a portfolio of influential brands, digital platforms, and strategic partnerships that work together to connect millions of people with expert advice. Through premium content and personalized digital experiences, Red Ventures builds online journeys that make it easier for people to make important decisions about their homes, health, travel, finances, education and entertainment.
Founded in 2000, Red Ventures has 3,000 employees in 10 cities across the US, as well as in the UK and Brazil. Red Ventures owns and operates several large digital brands including Healthline, The Points Guy, Bankrate, MYMOVE, and Allconnect.com..
RidePost was built by, with and for universities. RidePostU is a private network built to help manage transportation needs for universities of all sizes.
Our private network and commuter solutions add value while reducing the administrative burden required by other options. RidePost is a powerful way to reduce the cost of travel while increasing access to transportation for your faculty, staff and student population..
Custom Travel Solutions
A private label B2B company that provides a travel club product, delivered through their member benefits portal. More valuable benefits than you will find with a “black card”, at a wholesale price that offers attractive margins for its clients to distribute to their customer or member base.
Custom Travel Solutions helps companies discover new revenue and increased customer loyalty through a range of travel-based products. We harness the convenience, excitement, and value of elite members-only travel benefits and allow companies to offer them through their own brand.
Using decades of experience and curated business relationships, Custom Travel Solutions creates a vast network of high-value travel and lifestyle perks at exclusive membership prices. Our travel distribution products and services are delivered through integrated, customizable platforms that offer a custom branded end-user experience.
We provide high-touch customer service while fully automating all membership management and travel fulfillment functionality. With Custom Travel Solutions, companies can easily offer their customers access to benefits otherwise prohibitive to the individual traveler.
This creates value and brand loyalty that promotes engagement and revenue growth.. .
Diggers BBQ Franchises
We are Diggers BBQ Franchises, Inc. Our Intention is to build, grow, market, manage, & sell the First true nationwide BBQ Brand and most unique Barbeque QSR Franchise with the intent to be the Brand of BBQ Nationwide and Globally.
The Barbeque Industry is a $4 billion dollar industry made up of mostly mom and pop’s restaurants or large steak houses. If you go to anywhere in the US and ask a local where they might find good barbeque, they will tell you some local mom and pop store.
You will never hear them say a National Brand name recognized BBQ restaurant, Why? Because it does not exist!! There are several BBQ franchise chains but they are so limited to what they do because for decades bbq has been specialized and regional, but I have created the first bbq concept that can go nationwide. How do I know this?? Because we have solved the BBQ industry’s biggest problem and that is “”Regional taste”” No longer will you have to travel to Texas for Texas style BBQ or to the Carolinas for southern style BBQ because we will cover ALL regional taste.
Instead of asking for the nearest BBQ joint, people will start to ask nationwide, “”Where’s the nearest Diggers BBQ!”” After 10 years of long hard research I have created a concept that will do for BBQ what Starbucks did for coffee. Coffee has been around for sometime now, but when Starbucks came along they took over and made it a monopoly and now when people think coffee they think Starbucks and that is what we want to do for Barbeque-“”BRAND IT””.
The name of my company is Digger’s Barbeque Franchises, Inc and we will be The first Brand Name Recognized chain Nationwide and World wide!. .
Charleston, South Carolina is home to a highly successful entrepreneur by the name of Sam Mustafa. His efforts have revived the downtown area.
He opened a number of award-winning restaurants. These replaced the old and unused buildings lining the streets.
Now residents and visitors enjoy a livelier and more attractive area. His business efforts have breathed new life into the community.
But long before he dressed the town in fresh destinations, he grew up with his five brothers in Kuwait. His pursuit of education is what brought him to America.
Sam Mustafa enrolled at the University of Illinois to earn a degree in engineering. At first he found himself doing poorly in his classes.
He was at a loss as to why his grades were suffering. So he decided he would pick up some part time work, to make him more responsible.
Flood Tide Co
Flood Tide Co is an outdoor lifestyle apparel and accessories brand offering shirts, hats, accessories, and stickers. The brand designs and retails fishing inspired clothing apparel and accessories.
The products are made lightweight and embody the outdoor and travel lifestyle. Its shirts are all made to be sun shirts for lightweight performance on the water and its t-shirts are designed for the saltwater fly fisherman.
In 2011, Paul Puckett and William Abbott established the brand in Charleston, South Carolina.. .
TripCase is a mobile application that assists its users in managing trips. The application enables its users to create customizable profiles and import trip information.
It features bookings, flights, lodging, car rentals, ground transportation, activities, meetings, restaurants, attractions, and cruises. TripCase was launched in 2008 and is based in Texas..
Visit24’s comprehensive and free flight and hotel search engine has smart features to help travelers make wise, straightforward decisions. You can either filter by airline, flight time, number of stops and time, or set a price notification to track the prices for a certain distance.
Get inspired; Use their features to see all the possibilities from your eg your local airport, filtered by price. Or why not choose all the nearby airports, then broaden your search for the price over a whole month or even a year to compare prices and find the cheapest time of the year to travel.
In a simple way, you can also make hotel searches, with millions of rooms around the world; from five star boutique hotels to cheaper budget options. You can find your perfect hotel by filtering the results by price, location, places of interest, facilities and user comfort.
It is also easy to browse through all the options, share the links with your friends and travel partners, bookmark favorite hotels or go through pictures of the hotels without leaving the results page. With their easy-to-use search engine, you will find the offers that appeal to you the most.
You can share your favorite offers with friends and relatives also through social media, to find your perfect travel companions!. .
They partner with the world’s best chauffeurs, so together we can make the best even better. They continually boost what great service can look like globally.
They create “late-model” technology that helps us scale our great service. They cultivate relationships so we can serve better.
They win passionate loyalty from discerning passengers.. .
LGND Travel App
LGND is the travel app that provides visitors with locals’ recommendations for restaurants, bars & nightlife, things to do, and things to know – all tailored to them. Forget having to spend hours searching blogs, websites, TripAdvisor, Yelp, and guide books looking for relevant, authentic information.
Now you can get the inside scoop for your next destination in a matter of seconds. Available now for iOS..
DVDExpress is the nation’s longest running operator of DVD rental kiosks,delivering incredible value and convenience in home entertainment.
Fuel Express provides businesses and industries with an advanced solution for managing their entire fleet while controlling fuel costs. Fleet fuel cards from Fuel Express are accepted at over 230,000 locations across the United States.
Since our cards are accepted at many top fuel brand locations like Shell, Exxon, Mobil, Sunoco, Chevron, and 76, drivers have the freedom of choosing which brand the prefer and won’t have to travel out of their way to find quality fuel.. .
Taste. Find Local Favorites.
Taste is a fundamentally different way to find local favorite places to eat and drink.
They are a group of industry professionals that have a passion for boating and making it easy for people to discover and enjoy boating. They see the pain guests have trying to book trips last minute and the pain captains have missing out on trips and managing the technology side of the business.
Their founder has been in the industry over 10 years and manages several boating companies. Managing schedules for multiple captains and boats on spreadsheets, calendars and phone calls is just not efficient.
They are out to change the industry. Come join the revolution!.
Charlestowne Hotels – Innovative Hospitality Management
Charlestowne Hotels is a hospitality company offering hotel repositioning and resort management services.
10Best provides online travel and lifestyle advisory services for travelers in the United States and internationally.
Kiawah Island Golf Resort
Kiawah Island Golf Resort is one of America’s top golf and family vacation destinations.
Sandy Beach Ocean Front Resort
Situated directly on the oceanfront, and in the heart of Myrtle Beach, the all new Sandy Beach Resort is an ultra-luxury hotel and resort that provides wonderful amenities, concierge-level service and over 30 years experience in the Myrtle Beach resort lodging industry. So take a trip to Sandy Beach Resort of Myrtle Beach, SC and experience for yourself our warm sandy beaches, luxurious accommodations and breath taking views.
All of which makes us one of the premier Myrtle Beach resorts. And it’s one of the reasons why our distinguished guests return to Myrtle Beach, year after year.
So we invite you to stay in one of our one, two or three bedroom oceanfront condominiums and enjoy the astounding panoramic view of the Atlantic Ocean, which can only accurately be described with one word – WOW! On your escape to our oceanfront oasis you will be mesmerized as soon as you step foot in the resort. The relaxation begins with our ultra modern décor in the lobby and the oohs and ahhs continue all the way up to your room.
Here you’ll find flat screen TVs, spacious rooms and the beautiful scenic view you will become accustom to. And with our great vacation packages, you can often get these great rooms at the beach’s lowest rates when booking early.
Whether you’re visiting for your annual family vacation, golf getaway, business meeting or just a romantic weekend for two we have the perfect hotel deal for your Myrtle Beach escape. Now you can save while you play with one of our great deals.
Our hotel offers book fast, so don’t let your great vacation pass you by. Myrtle Beach is not only known as the perfect place to relax but it is also the ideal spot to let loose and have fun.
5 Stars Vacation Rentals
We are account managers for top level timeshare owners, handling every aspect of their ownership. With an in depth knowledge of the industry and reservation platforms, we are able to allieviate all the stress associated with owning a timeshare and minimize the annual cost associated with vacation ownership.
Our goal is to level the playing field and instill a level of integrity that has been lacking for many years. We never take an upfront fee and simplify the process by providing a 1-2-3 process to our clients; guaranteeing them the inventory that is next to impossible to get and maximizing their accounts, saving them both valuable time and money.
Ask owners are guaranteed pay with zero reductions as we wholesale only prime inventory. Our expertise give us an advantage as only a handful of people are required with the know how to provide these services and guarantees..
Spinnaker Resorts is a travel & tourism company specializing in luxury real estate and property management services.
Fuel Interactive is a hotel marketing agency providing simple and effective marketing solutions for hotels.
Hilton Head Island
Hilton Head Island offers vacation guide for hotels, vacation rentals and restaurants.
Island Realty is a travel & tourism company that provides house and condo rental services.
Vacation Your Way
Vacation Your Way is a new business that will be selling memberships to a vacation club. There are two types of memberships.
The first is “Member’s Concierge”. This product is entitles the member to wholesale discounts on various types of vacations around the world.
The second is “Vacation Your Way”. The member receives the “Member’s Concierge” benefits as well as the right to use a timeshare villa, annually, for trading purposes and membership into RCI, the world’s largest vacation exchange company.
They will have the ability to sell assorted levels of membership based on the number of bedrooms in the villas.. .
Ambassadors International is a company providing software, hotel reservation & travel services for meetings & events and travel management.
Travel Team Consulting
TTC is a group of travel industry pros, who possess complimentary disciplines that form a cohesive full-service travel consulting firm.
Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina
Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina is a hospitality company that offers jacuzzi and recreation programs.
Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort
Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort is a travel & tourism company that offers golf, tennis, entertainment, and spa services.
Elliott Beach Rentals
Elliott Beach Rentals is a hospitality company providing oceanfront vacation rental home services.
Sloan Realty & Management, Ltd. has been a guiding force in the Myrtle Beach real estate and Myrtle Beach vacation rental markets for over thirty years.
Their vast knowledge of the Grand Strand, including Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach, Murrells Inlet, Pawley’s Island, and many other communities has provided customers with the best and most knowledgeable service that the area has to offer. Sloan Realty & Management, Ltd.
offers services in many areas of the real estate business!. .
Tri County Transport Limousine Services
Tri County limo service in Charleston caters to you the consumer, whether you are looking for a party bus for prom
Seaside Vacations provides vacation rentals and resort accommodations in North Myrtle Beach.
Tigers Preservation Station
Tigers Preservation Station popularly known as T.I.G.E.R.S Preservation is a home to various endangered animals.
NotSo Hostel is a hostel in Charleston, SC, U.S.A. providing clean and safe accommodation.
Cerevellum Design provides a digital rear-view mirror and cyclometer for cyclists. Cerevellum was launched in 2009 by the South Carloina incubator, SC Launch.
The product will be available in Summer 2010.. .
Pole Dancer Fishing Charters
Offering private deep sea fishing charters and cruises to the Myrtle Beach SC area 365 days a year.
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