This article showcases our top picks for the best South Korea 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 Korea Travel Companies
MyRealTrip is leading tours&activities marketplace in South Korea. MyRealTrip is the best free travel platform in Korea where you can book flights, accommodations, tours & tickets, and special offers.
Starting with guided tour service in 2012, it has been growing rapidly since it successfully launched air service in 2018. MyRealTrip is constantly striving to provide travelers with a personalized experience and provide them with a more valuable experience..
Yello Mobile is a mobile business platform operating in shopping, media content, marketing & advertising, travel, and O2O business.
Yanolja is the fastest-growing No.1 OTA, and the only ‘Unicorn’ among travel related companies in South Korea. In the online business, as a ‘Super App’, Yanolja provides all services for travel including accommodation, leisure and transportation.
In the offline sector, it is one of the largest franchise operators in Southeast Asia, managing more than 10,000 rooms. It is also Asia’s best full-stack hospitality company, supplying an integrated hotel platform by effectively utilizing IoT, AI and blockchain technologies.
Yanolja is now also one of the global Top 2 PMS providers. It has integrated entire hotel operations, covering from front office to back office including housekeeping and maintenance.
Yanolja connects the B2B2C value chain of the travel industry with a one-stop network and integrates it into a single platform.. .
T Port Inc.
T Port Inc. is an accommodation management platform.
T Port Inc.’s real-time reservation management book can easily manage all bookings on the computer or smartphone anytime, anywhere.. .
Tidesquare is a life style service providing company covering travel, shopping and content business,
Backpackr offers an online app store that enables users to buy a range of smartphone applications.
Mosiler is an hourly rate based premium private chauffeur service. Our goal is to let everyone experience a private chauffeur service that executive board members get from their company drivers.
We will seamlessly connect chauffeurs and riders so that people can easily transport through our cities. We will open more possibilities for riders and more business for chauffeurs.
Our service is the “car butler.” Our company name is ‘Vutler’ which is a combination of two words: vehicle + butler. Our service is called Mosiler, which in Korean, means we are going to escort and drive you..
Tournote is the top-rated social travel service for sharing the personal travel information. The social travel platform is provided for travelers to share their travel experiences.
Users can write the travelog based on about 90,000 places fed into the Tournote. The travel accounts are shared by users, saved as the visit writing for each travel point, and searchable on the concerned travel points..
Tripvi is a social travel album mobile application that enables users to sort pictures and get them automatically converted into videos.
Ventura Sports is a sports travel company for thrill-seekers who want to celebrate something or want to have a challenging day. The company offers safe and memorable tandem paragliding while exploring the beautiful countryside of Korea.
Ventura Sports was founded in 2017 and is headquartered in Seoul, South Korea.. .
Bored of the same old daily life, but not sure where to begin? Or you know what you want to do, but your friends don’t share that same interest? Frientrip was born to satisfy these needs. Frientrip is a social activity platform which allows people to gather and enjoy various outdoor/indoor activities together.
As the biggest platform of its kind in Korea, Frientrip believes that everyone can lead a more energetic life by trying out new things and meeting new people. Therefore, we aim to create a community where people enhance their experience and share it with one another, as our slogan goes — WE INSPIRE PEOPLE TO EXPERIENCE THE WORLD..
WAUG Travel Inc. is a leading tour and activity reservation platform that enables travelers easily make travel itineraries & book fun things-to-do around the world via mobile and web.
Visit us at http://www.waug.com/. .
Nurida Trip is a travel startup that offers an all-in-one solution for worldwide travel activities publishing, including guided tours, and a booking management solution for local travel agencies. Using our solution, local travel agencies can publish their travel packages on various online sales channels all at once and manage all bookings from those channels in real time.
They developed this integrated solution to help increase sales and reduce costs of the travel agencies that traditionally used excel files to manage their bookings, travel activities and guided tours.. .
Kozaza, Book Homes in Korea (kozaza is a Korean word meaning ‘sleep well as baby’) Kozaza is a home sharing platform foccused on Korea. You can find a unique and affordable place to stay at https://kozaza.com/en.
There are variety of choices: homestays, houses, apartments, studio, guesthouses, pension, templestays, and Hanoks, Korean trandtional houses. Kozaza has been designated as a sharig company by Seoul Metropolital Government since 2013.
With the partnership from local governments, Kozaza is bringing a new accommodation culture in Korea for foreign visitors. We are located and specialized in Seoul, Korea.
We could serve you with better local services. You will also save your money because Kozaza charges lower service fee with special promotions with local hosts.
We are proud to host Eric Schmidt, chairman of Google, Park Wonsoon, mayor of Seoul, and Neal Gorenflo, co-founder of Shareable. Check out https://kozaza.com/en Contact us at email@example.com or (+82)1544-5665(BOOK) Cheers, Kozaza Team.
Asiana Airlines is approaching its customers with a smile, fresh and heartfelt service, as beautiful as the fine wings.
Oneple is a Korean developer of web and mobile services. Its services analyze location-based information patterns to provide individuals with suitable places to live and travel alone.
Oneple was established in August 2013 in Seoul, Korea.. .
Korean Air provides airline services in Korea and internationally. It operates through Air Transport, Aerospace, Hotel, and Others segments.
Korean Air offers passenger and cargo transportation services for individuals, enterprises, government, etc. It also engages in the maintenance of aircraft and manufacture of aircraft parts for national defense, etc.; and catering of in-flight meals.
Moreover, Korean Air offers hotel, accommodation, hotel management, transportation, airport support, rental, sports and leisure, seconding personnel, online sales, and telecommunication services, as well as develops and supplies software. It owns 166 aircrafts and operates scheduled flights to 124 cities in 44 countries, including 13 cities in Korea.
Korean Air began operation in 1962. It has its headquarters in Seoul in South Korea..
EARTHTORY (어스토리) is a Korean company that offers location-based applications for travelers. EARTHTORY applications provide many features such as map directions, shopping malls, restaurants, lodgings, and guide books.
These applications enable users to share their knowledge with other users. EARTHTORY was established in September 2012 in Seoul, Korea.
It has recently expanded its operations internationally by setting up a branch office in Tokyo, Japan.. .
YOLO is a platform service that connects the traveler who wants to earn travel expenses and the buyer who wants to buy overseas products.
Trazy started as two ladies duo who couldn’t help but decide that they needed to build a travel platform where travelers can truly discover the latest happenings in their travel destination. Despite how popular Korea’s becoming as a travel destination, they felt that it was still difficult for foreign travelers to find out what they can do and where they can visit.
Since they also experienced how frustrating traveling was, they decided that they should provide the best deals and offers in the most convenient way possible for the foreign travelers coming to Korea.. .
MUX is a company focused on user experience design services, online services, and the business travel sector.
HanaTour is the largest travel company in Korea providing travel service with over 3,200 employees nationally and internationally and They are the best travel company ranked top in international travel and air ticket sales for 15 consecutive years. HanaTour has led quantitative and qualitative growth of travel industry by providing better service through directly operated network covering 29 areas globally and with the best experts in travel and maintains top position in customer satisfaction and preference researches.
Furthermore, HanaTour increases productivity and profitability by integrating innovative IT system with travel industry and expands market leadership continuously, and the company was listed in London Securities Exchange (LSE), one of 3 major global securities markets, recognizing transparency and reliability of HanaTour internationally as well as preparing a stepping stone to become a global company. HanaTour is trying to become the top global culture and tourism group by 2030 by expanding business into production, distribution of cultural products and developing tourism.
They will become a company providing the best culture and tourism service in the world by enhancing global competency for human resources and competency in business related with cultural travel.. .
Tourbaksa is a Korean tour company that provides various travel-related deals such as airfare, hotel rates, lodging information, and more.
Activity Exchange is a startup that develops travel product publishing and reservation management solutions for local travel agencies.
Paradise is a tourism company that has actively pursued the business of integrated resort, hotel, game, travel, and leisure. Since its establishment in 1972, it has implemented the values of “service, consideration, and human-centered management with a focus on sharing” and have grown into a company that inspires creativity.
It aims to make people’s lives richer and happier by providing opportunities to enjoy quality leisure time.. .
FUNKO is a platform that provides services necessary for foreigners to travel and live in Korea.
iPortfolio is a Korean online supplier of digital textbooks. iPortfolio enhances reading experiences and improves the quality of education.
One of iPortfolio’s e-book platforms, Spindle Books, has been chosen by publishers such as Oxford University Press, World Book (a Berkshire Hathaway company), and RHK (formerly Random House Korea). This platform is able to transform print books into digital books that provide value-added features.
iPortfolio was launched in November 2011, in Seoul, Korea.. .
DeusAdventures is giving an effort to encourage more people to have better and bold adventures.
Fluttr is a mobile social media platform that inspires people to travel. Unlike most travel services that focus on information such as review or prices, they share photos of “People IN Places” to help people discover new experiences.
They say “People IN Places” because travel is not just about the location. It’s about the experience at the location..
Seoul Travel PASS
Seoul Travel PASS (트래볼루션) is a prepaid admission pass that enables tourists to visit more than 30 attractions in Seoul using a single pass. The pass could be obtained through a mobile app or the website.
Seoul Travel PASS enables the users to design their own customized pass, or gift a pass for a friend. Seoul Travel PASS was created in January 2014..
MYGOODLIFE started by bringing together two simple ideas that people share all around the world: travel adventures and gift-giving. We realized that while typical, tangible gifts are still a great way to show affection to loved ones, why not make gift-giving an actual adventure? Why not make it something that your friends and family can actually experience? That’s why we designed our adventure gift coupons for unique, extraordinary experiences backed by high quality and professional service providers.
We’re dedicated to finding only the most awesome, over-the-top, and unique adventures to make sure you and your loved ones can share unforgettable adventures set for any occasion. We offer events for short vacations, sports and action adventures, culinary delights, wind and water, motor sports, wellness and beauty activities, culture and creative experiences, and much, much more.
We want to share our excitement for adventures and travel, and we want to allow others to do the same with their loved ones for all the birthdays, holidays, and special occasions to come.. .
Evasion is a private travel club that offers selected overseas luxury resorts and boutique hotels.
Lotte Tour is a travel agency that sells domestic and international travel services and tickets.
Seoulistic.com is a culture and travel site for those planning a trip to Korea or those brand new to Korea. Our Seoul locals are dedicated to bringing you cultural tips, travel tips, places to eat, things to do and everything else people need to know when coming to explore Korea.
By providing information and tips on Korean culture, Korean food, the Korean language and things to do in Korea, Seoulistic.com aims to make visiting or living in Korea more enjoyable. If you’re traveling to Korea for a short stay, you’ll find plenty of research items to plan your visit.
Find things to do in Korea, Korean food you want to eat and tips on Korea to help you stay away from tourist traps. If you’re planning on coming to Korea or already living in Korea, you’ll find veteran tips for making life easy.
Learning the Korean language, Korean food and Korean culture will help you live in Korea like a pro. Pay special attention to the quick tips for tips to help you adjust to life in Korea..
Storicity is a storytelling audio guide that provides city stories that created by experienced journalists and storytellers.
Theme Travel News (TTN)
First and only content platform that connects travelers with media and publishers
Movv is a mobility service that makes movement more safe and convenient anytime and anywhere by using dedicated articles and vehicles. They offer dedicated drivers and cars to help travelers move safely and comfortably.
With the mobile application, you can set up your travel itinerary and call your driver anytime anywhere, so you can enjoy your overseas travel with the movv.. .
OShare is a platform for travelers to Jeju, Korea. We provide travel contents and rent various travel equipment such as hiking/camping/snorkeling gears with pick-up and delivery service.
OShare was founded in late 2015 by three young prospects and is backed by Youngil Lee, a founder of Com2uS and one of the most successful entrepreneurs in Korea and the top-tier venture capital, BonAngels Venture Partners.. .
Travely Map provides travel IT service that combines a map-based itinerary planner with various AI technologies.
ToryBox (토리박스) is a Korean web development and marketing company that focuses on the travel and tourism industry. ToryBox’s Hotel King is a smartphone application that provides hotel price comparison services, allowing users to access hotel reservation sites and compare prices.
Another product, Press Tour, specializes in travel-related press releases for the media.. .
Yellow Balloon is a travel agency that provides domestic and international travel services.
Pickup Scanner is an overseas airport pickup reservation platform designed for global travelers.
Guam Plaza Hotel
Guam Plaza Hotel is the perfect destination for the complete island experience which includes hotel, resort, spa..
World Entrepreneurship Travel (기업가정신 세계일주) is a Korean global project that gathers an international group of yeong entrepreneurs for travel tours that span the globe. The participants are able to take part in entrepreneurial projects that include yeoth social innovation.
This initiative was started in 2010.. .
Place Cue (큐플레이스) is a travel curation service that enables users to find cafes, restaurants, and other tourist attractions in Seoul via their mobile phones. Place Cue application updates its user about the latest happenings in the town and also enables them to browse through regional hotspots through their phones.
It is available for download in the app market and is compatible with iOS and Android devices.. .
MODUCOMPANY (모두컴퍼니) is a mobile software company that develops “Parking For All”, a location based parking app for mobile users in Korea. The app enables users to share real-time information about vacant parking slots in their vicinity.
Parking for all currently covers the localities of Seoul, Busan, Incheon, and Ulsan and looks to expand to more regions in the future. MODUCOMPANY collaborates with many companies in providing users with important location-based information such as price, hours of operation, photos, and route..
Korea Gapyear provides internships, travel, lectures, mentoring, and camps for young people to find their dream.
TravelMaker provides personalized travel services for travelers with big data-based customization technology.
STUBBYPLANNER, a Korean technology company, offers a travel service that enables users to estimate costs, find accommodation, and more.
Fascinating Halong Bay
Fascinating Halong Bay provides Halong cruise tours search and compare of cruise rate. The website index about 20 cruise in Halong Bay with all rate and styles.
The website is founded in middle of 2007 are among the most reliable junks search and tour operators for Halong bay travel.. .
NHTour provides agricultural education and training, media promotion, and event planning services.
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