This article showcases our top picks for the best Toronto 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 Toronto Travel Companies
We believe the commerce should be as simple as chatting with a friend. We have built an engine that drives commerce over messaging.
As our first implementation of this engine – we have chosen hotels. SnapTravel empowers customers to find and book hotel rooms over a conversational interface (SMS, Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, Alexa…).
We use NLP and ML technology backed by humans to recommend hotels and deliver a delightful experience. We have driven over $100MM+ in sales exclusively over messaging.
We have raised $20MM+ USD from tier-1 investors including iNovia, Telstra Ventures, Peter Kern (Chairman of the Board at Expedia) and NBA Superstar Steph Curry.. .
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Blue Ant Media
Blue Ant Media is a privately held integrated Canadian media company that creates and distributes engaging content in lifestyle, travel, documentary, music and entertainment categories. The company owns specialty channels Travel+Escape, Bite TV and AUX TV along with four premium, commercial-free channels Oasis HD, HIFI, eqHD, radX and their companion websites.
Blue Ant Media’s digital publishing division produces daily content for its web and mobile sites and recently launched AUX Magazine, a monthly music tablet magazine. Producing over 400 hours of original content, Blue Ant Media develops both in house programming and co-productions with international partners.
Blue Ant recently acquired Cottage Life Media Inc., publishers of Cottage Life, Cottage, Outdoor Canada and Canadian Home Workshop and producers of the Spring & Fall Cottage Life consumer shows.. .
Eddy Travels is your personal travel advisor powered by AI. Designed to simplify the trip planning experience, the digital assistant provides personalized suggestions for the best flights, hotels, car rentals, and other services.
It targets millennial travelers in Canada and the US and is available on popular messaging apps like Facebook Messenger, Slack, Telegram, Viber, and Line. The team behind Eddy Travels built a cutting-edge natural language processing system and integrated offers from such leading travel companies as Skyscanner.
Try the latest version on Facebook Messenger: https://m.me/eddytravels. .
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Its featured information is listed under topics such as arts and culture, business and economy, driving and roads, education and training, environment and energy, government, health and wellness, home and community, jobs and employment, law and safety, rural and north, taxes and benefits, and travel and recreation.. .
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iQ Offices offers luxury shared office space, coworking, meeting rooms, event space, and virtual office solutions across Canada.
Elevate Rooms enables small properties automate operations and drive revenue growth through technology, distribution, and OTA management.
Groupdesk is an information technology company that focuses on helping companies digitize and automate how they sell group travel.
Ruksack is a app connecting travelers with local travel advisors to help them plan an authentic trip.
For employers who want to reduce employee attrition and increase employee satisfaction, Vacation Fund is an employer-matched savings program specifically for employees’ travel goals. It allows employees to direct a portion of their paycheque into a separate Vacation Fund Account, and allows employers to match a portion of the contribution.
This make employees’ dream trips more financially attainable, and encourages employees to take time away from the office. The platform also helps to clarify company messaging around vacation time..
InstaRyde Inc is a peer to peer on-demand ride sharing app that enables two passengers share a single ride.
Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts
Times change, but their dedication to perfecting the travel experience never will. Their highly personalized 24-hour service, combined with authentic, elegant surroundings of the highest quality, embodies a home away from home for those who know and appreciate the best.
As the company has grown from a single hotel to 95 in 39 countries, their deeply instilled culture, personified by their employees, continues to get stronger. Over more than 50 years, their people have built an unrivalled depth of reliability, trust and connection with their guests – a connection they will steadfastly uphold, now and always..
ARnocular provides an app to revolutionize how the user interacts with the surrounding world by utilizing Augmented Reality Technology.
Sitata keeps you safe when you travel. We use machine learning to monitor traditional news and social sources for travel disruptions such as a disease outbreak, violent protest, or simply a transit strike, and we deliver this critical information to travellers on the ground faster than anyone else.
We were the first to offer these capabilities to the leisure travel sector and have a white-label offering which we position with other brands such as travel insurers, credit card providers, airlines, and travel management companies.. .
TripMark is a recommendation engine that enables users to find trips, sign up to travel with new people, and share travel itineraries.
SecondHome offers an online platform for users to connect with rental home owners, book travel dates, and pay for accomodation in Canada.
Bonsai Hospitality Management
Bonsai was created after a trip to Florida, where Daniel spent the holidays with his family and rented an Airbnb for the first time. Expecting to find similar amenities and linens to a hotel, they were disappointed to find inexpensive flannel sheets (in Florida where it’s hot) and not enough towels for everyone.
Not to mention finding half-finished shampoo bottles in the washroom. This sparked the idea of creating a brand aimed at helping short-term rental hosts to properly and adequately furnish and equip their homes for hosting.
We wanted to bring high-quality linens and towels at an affordable price so that cost wouldn’t stop hosts from choosing price over comfort for their guests.. .
Standard Luggage Co.
Standard Luggage Co. is a designer and online retailer of fine luggage and travel products
We’re Toronto’s most-visited web site for local news and culture, best of lists, restaurant reviews and events. Founded in 2004, we’re a growing and diverse team of artists, baristas, bakers, tech geeks, DJs, fashionistas, comedians and people who take daily multi-vitamins.
We hope you like us. We really hope you like us..
Leonardo’s mission is to help people have better travel experiences. The company delivers a technology platform that helps hotels, hotel chains, management companies and travel websites attract more bookings and revenue.
They let travel suppliers focus on creating amazing guest experiences, powered by innovative technology behind the scenes. Leonardo has been a hospitality market leader for 20 years with engaged partnerships with global hotel chains, leading travel websites, and thousands of individual hotel properties.
Leonardo’s technology makes it easier for travel shoppers to select hotels that meet their needs and expectations. After all, people have limited vacation time and staying at the right hotel matters..
iStopOver is an online peer-to-peer travel marketplace for short-term direct rental of excess capacity in homes. iStopOver caters specifically to direct rental of space from one person to another.
Guests (Travelers) use iStopOver to find accommodation in someone’s home as an alternative to paying high hotel rates. Usually priced well below average hotel rooms it gives you the opportunity to “live like a local.” The site ensures that all communication takes place between the Host and the Guest online adding a huge trust factor to all parties.
The site also has a secure online payment system, user profiles and reviews section.. .
Weav believes with any journey, who you travel with can be more important than your destination. We are keen on making connections between people and places.
Our unique algorithm simplifies carpooling by matching riders and drivers travelling in the same direction together. This creates a seamless arrangement of shared rides between users and provides them with an application that is effortless, efficient and enabling.
All you need to do is sign-up and tell us where you want to go. We automate the scheduling, payment and connect a community of carpoolers.
As a driver, you can cover your costs and subsidize your journey by providing a rider with an empty seat. As a rider who may not have readily access to a vehicle, you can find someone travelling the same direction to get you where you want to go quicker.
Weav presents the novel solution to city-to-city travel, commuting and carpooling problems.. .
Travel Edge is a $750 million company specializing in Leisure, Corporate & Events, and Tours travel. Its Leisure division has 10 offices in the US, Canada, and Bermuda, with over 750 expert advisors.
These advisors have a wide range of specialties including Air, Cruise, Vacation, and VIP travel. Many of our advisors have decades of experience though a growing portion of them are enthusiastic new professionals who have taken advantage of Travel Edge training, tools, support and management to build a new career..
Flight Club started when our co-founder Mathew bought an airplane. Like most pilots Mat wanted to fly as often as possible, so he looked to reduce his cost of ownership.
After posting an advertisement selling block time Mat received 70 responses in 48 hours. While working through the logistics of selling block time Mat quickly realized the current process was so inefficient.
He set up a google calendar, created excel sheets to track blocks, and monitored his account for incoming email transfers. Flight Club’s goal is to bring general aviation together, and to provide simple to use features that reduce the costs of flying, reduce maintenance expenses, and enable pilots to fly a diverse set of aircraft closer to home..
Wherego helps Chinese travelers discover and enjoy Canada as a Chinese-friendly destination. Over 750k Chinese tourists are projected to visit Canada in 2017, growing at 23% growth rate.
Traditionally they traveled in groups, travel by bus and takes a lot of pictures in landmarks. However, with the rise of middle- and upper- class in China, they are more willing to spend money on a memorable and unique experience in Canada.
The company offers a mobile platform for Chinese tourists to discover, plan and purchase their itineraries. Supported by AI technology, Wherego recommends the best options for the itineraries..
Avoy is a travel inspiration app that helps travellers discover the best hidden travel destinations that the world has to offer.
Lokafy is a company that interconnects the people with its diversified travel and tourism packages for all its customers.
Sunwing Vacations has become the leading, integrated leisure tour operator in Canada since it began operation in 2002. They are a family-managed and operated business, and one of Canada’s fastest growing and most successful companies.
Sunwing Airlines, Canada’s premier leisure airline consistently voted the #1 leisure airline by Canadian Travel Agents, is a full service airline providing Champagne Service at a low cost. Sunwing prides itself in having innovative, creative, and forward thinking management, which allows us to be pioneers in creating new products, new concepts, and new ideas.
Sunwing Vacations offers value-added holiday packages from Canada to the Caribbean, Central America, Mexico, Europe, and USA, with a variety of Sunwing Collections to suit your vacation needs. Choose from their Family, Adults, and Luxury Collections, as well as their Sunwing Smile Resorts, a hand-picked selection of all inclusive family resorts, which offer great value and family-friendly features that ensure fun for all ages.
Sunwing Vacations has also partnered with some of the top hotels and resorts to help you enjoy the vacation of a lifetime. Their leading resorts include Memories Resorts, Royalton Luxury Resorts, Princess Hotels & Resorts, Barceló Hotels & Resorts, and Dreams Resorts & Spas, all of which provide outstanding vacations in some of the world’s best vacation spots.
Sunwing also offers total flexibility with vacation options ranging from 2 – 15 days for several destinations, allowing you to custom tailor your vacation. Sunwing and Sunwing Airlines operate from more gateways in Canada than any other tourism provider.
With departures from 33 Canadian gateways to 48 destinations in 21 countries, Sunwing opens up “sun” vacations beyond Canada’s major urban centres. They now also operate from 3 US gateways to 3 countries allowing Sunwing to lead the way with convenient departures from cities closest to you, to some of the most popular vacation destinations..
Tiketi offers a curated selection of unique travel experiences in a variety of popular destinations around Africa.
Wandr is a video-sharing community for travelers that enables them to explore & plan trips around the world.
BagsAway Luggage Storage
BagsAway connects you to reliable luggage storage locations (local shops, cafes, hotels, to name a few!) who will safely store your luggage for a few hours or days. Simply search the map for an address, a neighborhood or attraction and you’ll find a storage space awaits around the corner! How does it work? 1.
Select a convenient BagDrop location from the map & book online 2. Receive address & proceed to drop off bags 3.
Enjoy your day luggage-free, collect when done exploring 🙂 Important: Upon arrival present your email booking confirmation on location, it’s your receipt!. .
Fairmont Raffles Hotels International
FRHI Hotels & Resorts is a Toronto, Canada based hotel management company owned by Qatar based Katara Hospitality.
Keyfree Technologies Inc
Keyfree offers Self-service Car Rental Technology and other like On-demand Car Rental Technology and Peer-to-peer Car Sharing Technology.
Westmont Hospitality Group
Westmont Hospitality Group was founded in 1975. What started with a single hotel in North America, has grown to become one of the largest
FlyFar.ca is a leader in the travel industry and we understand our travelers needs better than anyone else.
Beatnik & Sons
Beatnik & Sons is an ethical fashion brand, designed by urban adventurers to urban adventurers and manufactured by people in need of assistance in our atelier Brazil. Our handmade pieces showcase everything you need to turn your backpack into a lifetime travel companion in a modern and trendy way, with high quality as a top priority.
By designing, manufacturing and selling on fair trade principles, we want our customers to carry more than their belongings on a Beatnik & Sons backpack, we want them to carry a message o support.. .
PuffAdvisor is a globally curated market place for cannabis accommodations and experiences.
At the core of PlanetEye’s travel planning service is the Travel Pack that lets travelers “clip” the interesting photographs, attractions, hotels and restaurants discovered on PlanetEye when they are planning a trip or simply putting together travel ideas.. .
Mobilefringe is a mobile consulting firm that develops mobile apps. Their iPhone apps have been featured by Apple on iTune
Tourism Toronto is the official destination marketing organization for Toronto�s tourism industry.
Customized travel insurance solutions for anyone travelling anywhere in the world. Providing travel insurance, and health care.
Jukebox is your key to unlocking arts and entertainment in your city. We know your preferences, and provide you with the solution to book.
Merit Travel provides full service travel company, they connect people to exceptional travel experiences.
Find My Itin
Planning a trip is time consuming and tedious because information is scattered across the web. When you find them, travel sites are focused mainly on individual places and their reviews but never provide a good picture of how say Thailand can be done in 12 days or Western Europe in 30.
Leveraging hashtags, Find My Itin makes it natural and fluid to share your epic adventures and at the same time turn your stories into intelligent itineraries for others to explore and be inspired. Our vision is to change the way people plan, get inspired and share their trips using our crowdsourced platform..
ELITE SPORTS TOURS
Elite Sports Tours Inc. takes the work out of planning that perfect road trip.
With ticket packages including transportation, accommodation and ticket to see your favourite sports team. With professional sports packages we put you into the game, all you have to do is show up and live the experience with Elite Sports Tours Inc.
Contact Elite Sports Tours today and arrange your tour!. .
Returnjet is a dedicated team of aviation professionals, system programmers and client services experts.
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Camp White Pine
Camp White Pine is a summer camp situated in the Haliburton Highlands of Canada’s central Ontario. The scenery is breath taking, with small lakes, exposed rocks and forestry.
The camp is situated on a 1600 acre site. Children, aged seven to sixteen, from all over the world converge on Camp White Pine.
Camp White Pine was started in 1956 by Joe Kronick. Today, it is managed by Joe’s son, Adam and his wife.
Campers live in one of six sections that function as mini camps. Each section has it’s own supervisor.
The small sections allow supervisors to provide personalized attention and concern, while the larger camp setting is big enough to provide a variety of activities and experiences. With staff coming from countries as diverse as Mexico, Japan, South America, the United States and Canada, camp goers benefit from the range of experience and backgrounds provided.
The camp provides an impressive range of activities, from water-front and adventure sports to creative arts such as drama and pottery. Every activity is tailored to the skill level and confidence of the camp goer.
Tour East Holidays
Tour East Holidays specializes in travel experiences to the far and exotic, and prides itself on renowned customer service, product quality, and highly customizable tour planning. With a varied collection of tried & tested privately guided tour programs to escorted group tours and short beach & city stays, Tour East’s hands-on service will guide you in ensuring your tour is made-to-fit.
With the knowledge of our travel experts, your trip is crafted with your interests, budget & schedule in mind. Using our attention to detail and understanding of the importance of value, a Tour East journey is an affordable and enriching experience showcasing not only the must-sees, but also the destination, culture and people that call your holiday choice – home.
Founded in Toronto, Canada, in 1976 as a niche Asia travel wholesaler, Tour East was one of the first few to offer tours to China after a long period of being closed off to but a few select foreign visitors. The Tour East Group has grown from its humble beginnings out of a small office in Toronto’s downtown core to one of North America’s largest travel providers with offices across Canada as well as in New York and China.
With an array of exotic travel experiences in the Far East, Indian sub-continent, Middle East, and Africa, Tour East has made its mark with a reputation for quality, customer service, and highly customizable travel planning.. .
Roam Mobile Inc.
Roam Mobile, a travel WiFi solutions provider that specialized in helping business and leisure travelers avoid roaming charges. Helping travelers save up to 85% on data roaming in 150+ countries on 6 continents, allows travelers to be in control of their spending and avoid high roaming charges.
Roam Mobile provides business and leisure travelers with: – An affordable travel WiFi rental service – Easy-to-use travel WiFi – Excellent customer service – 100% satisfaction guarantee Roam Mobile provides travel industry operators with: – Turn Key travel WiFi rental management solution – Excellent partnership program – Easy-to-use travel WiFi for your customers – Increase customer retention – Additional revenue stream Travel, Connect and Save.. .
DealCanada.ca is one of Canadaâ€™s new â€˜Group Buyingâ€™ deal sites. We scour the city and work with local merchants to come up with amazing deals from 50% â€“ 95% off, so you can visit, taste and explore all your city has to offer at a fraction of the retail price.
Visit everyday as we come up with new and exciting deals.. .
CTMS Travel Group
Ctms Travel is a company that provides corporate event management, travel plans and business consulting services.
Dukoral Canada is a manufacturer of an E-coli vaccine that protects consumers traveling to foreign countries.
1800TravelBooking.com is an Internet-based travel services company focusing on travel, tourism and leisure. The company offers airline tickets, hotels, hostels, car rentals, last minute deals, vacation packages, all-inclusive resorts, tours and attractions, road trips, cruises, group vacations and vacation rentals.
The site uses multiple global distribution systems like Sabre and Worldspan for flights and hotels. Reservations are booked via Internet or telephone.
1800travelBooking enables travelers to use Google maps, YouTube videos, Panoramic Pictures and Wikipedia Articles in the research of hotels, destination activities and road trips. 1800travelBooking was founded in 2006..
Amongst the best Indian restaurants in Downtown Toronto, Maezo offers the touch of traditional Indian food in Toronto’s financial district. Conveniently located, Maezo is near the Sheraton Hotel and the Hilton Toronto.
Not only near to accommodations but Maezo is also near the Eaton Center and the First Canadian Place. Address: 67 Richmond St West, Toronto, ON M5H 1W2.
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RaveOrBash is a social network for consumers to share and discover all consumer experiences with local/non-local businesses, brands and places in a meaningful way that helps without the blemish of fake reviews. It’s a trustworthy platform for connecting consumers around the places, brands and businesses they love through the authentic experiences they share about them.
We recognize the valued-efforts/contributions of our users by rewarding top contributors and users with real rewards they can use.. .
TravelToro aggregates guided local tours and active outdoor experiences from top tour operators in order to remove a hassle of looking for guided travel experiences all over Internet. First, we aggregate travel experiences from the world’s top tour operators.
Then, we remove all duplicate, overpriced, and just plain boring experiences. And finally, we catalog all experiences so users can easily find what they want.
As a result, visitors can browse over 12,000 unforgettable travel experiences all over the world from reputable providers and then contact providers directly for bookings.. .
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TripAtlas PRO is a comprehensive online platform for travel enthusiasts to plan and share trips and travel inspirations. It also offers a tool which enables agents and tour operators to post adventure-oriented trips, supplier specials, or alluring itineraries.
TripAtlas, as a travel-content website, has content partnerships with MSN, Yahoo!, and Sympatico.. .
The community that promotes passengers and flight operators to negotiate fair value flights.
ChinaTibetTrain.com is a travel company that helps users arrange Tibet travel permits, train tickets, tours, flights, and more.
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411 Travel Buys.ca
411travelbuys.ca offers the best vacation deals to its clients, along with lowest possible fares. We have been in the travel business for the past 20 years, and our experience helps us to get you deals that you can save on and yet have a memorable vacation with.
Our rates are low, and yet do not compromise on quality. Some of our inexpensive deals include places like the Caribbean, South America and others..
The BookAllCuba team is dedicated to providing you with a Cuban vacation, holiday, adventure, education and/or other desired travel experience while providing good value for the money you wish to spend. The BookAllCuba staff who advise you and book your vacation were born and grew up in Cuba.
We know our country well, and we also know the quality of the hotels and other travel services offered in the BookAllCuba portfolio. We have taken great care in selecting the suppliers of travel services being offered.
There is quite a wide range of accommodation quality and pricing to choose from. If you inform us of your requirements we will ensure you get the appropriate accommodation and other travel services at the best price..
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