101 Top Illinois Travel Companies and Startups of 2021

June 7, 2021
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This article showcases our top picks for the best Illinois based Travel companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Travel industry, but are all exceptional 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 and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:

  • Innovation
    • Innovative ideas
    • Innovative route to market
    • Innovative product
  • Growth
    • Exceptional growth
    • Exceptional growth strategy
  • Management
  • Societal impact

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Top Illinois Travel Startups

Data sourced from Crunchbase and SemRush.

Gogo

Gogo

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Gogo is an inflight internet company that provides aviation broadband connectivity products and services.

VistaJet

VistaJet

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VistaJet, the world’s fastest growing private aviation company, offering private jet services through its Program and On-Demand solutions.

VistaJet

Journera

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Journera is a technology company that provides a secure, real-time data exchange for creating more seamless travel journeys

VistaJet

Remote Year

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Remote Year provides a foundation for professionals to travel and work remotely with interesting people.

VistaJet

Tripscout

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Tripscout is a travel entertainment platform that serves as a personalized up-to-date travel guide.

VistaJet

Direct

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The Essential All-In-One Software Solution for Vacation Rental Management.

VistaJet

Rocketmiles

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Rocketmiles is a startup that lets travelers earn frequent flier miles in major airline programs when booking hotel stays through its site.

VistaJet

ParkWhiz

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ParkWhiz is the fastest and most convenient way for drivers to find and book parking spaces before reaching their destination.

VistaJet

United Airlines

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United Airlines and United Express operate approximately 5,000 flights each day to more than 370 destinations throughout the world.

VistaJet

QualSights

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QualSights is visual insights platform that provides brands, agencies and consulting firms a dramatically faster and more affordable way.

VistaJet

Apartment Jet

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Apartment Jet is a short term property management software that offers solutions to owners and operators in apartment industry.

VistaJet

SaveUp

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SaveUp is an online rewards program encouraging users to save money and pay their debt while earning credits to play for prizes.

VistaJet

Airfordable

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Payment plans for flights before your departure

VistaJet

Options Away

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Options Away revolutionize the way people research, plan and book travel.

VistaJet

Shuttle Planet

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A 2 sided marketplace for long distance shared road transportation, where the traveller can join an existing ride or crowdsource a new trip.

VistaJet

VacayHome Connect

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VacayHome Connect focuses in the fields of vacation rental industry, distribution, digital marketing, web-stores, and websites.

VistaJet

Coyote Logistics

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Coyote Logistics is a third-party logistics company that provides transportation and logistics services to shippers in North America.

VistaJet

Signature Transportation Group

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Signature Transportation Group deals with chauffeured services, black car service, fleet management and corporate travel.

VistaJet

Tripnary

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Find great places to fly on your budget.

VistaJet

Orbitz Worldwide

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Orbitz Worldwide is an online travel company, using technology to transform the way consumers around the world plan and purchase travel.

VistaJet

Triprental.com

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Triprental.com is an online listing service for vacation rental owners and property managers to advertise their properties online.

VistaJet

Golfmiles Inc.

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Golfmiles is an app that allows users to book golf tee times and receive rewards.

VistaJet

MAST Travel Network

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MAST Travel Network operates as a travel agency consortium and marketing network.

VistaJet

Rand McNally

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Rand McNally specializes in maps, navigation, road travel, and trip planning. Founded in 1856, the company provides products and services

VistaJet

Togo Group

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Togo Group is creating the leading technology platform for road-based travel and outdoor tourism.

VistaJet

FOB.com

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FOB.com provides tour information, pictures, biography, articles and reviews about the American rock band, ‘Flying Over Brothers.’

VistaJet

Zencity

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Prop tech and residential hospitality operations

VistaJet

Visionary Transportation

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Enhanced Mobility

VistaJet

Naf Naf Grill

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A Chicago-based chain of Middle Eastern fast-casual restaurants

VistaJet

Lost Travel

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Lost Travel builds software to help people share their adventures and they organize one-of-a-kind events.

VistaJet

BCD Meetings & Events

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BCD Meetings & Events energize and streamline the business of meetings and events.

VistaJet

eGate Solutions

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eGate Solutions is a global technology company that provides software solutions for airline industry.

VistaJet

Forbes Travel Guide

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For more than 50 years, Forbes Travel Guide has assisted travelers in making smart decisions about where to stay and dine when traveling.

VistaJet

Transdev North America

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Transdev North America is the largest private sector operator of multiple modes of transit in North America, providing bus, shuttle.

VistaJet

Bounte

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BOUNTE is an intelligent lost and found app and web platform that modernizes and streamlines the lost and found operations for hotels

VistaJet

Abercrombie & Kent

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Abercrombie & Kent is a global luxury travel company, combining comfort and authenticity across the most inspiring destinations

VistaJet

Meal Sharing

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Meal Sharing LLC operates an online meal sharing platform that brings travelers and locals to connect with each other over home-cooked

VistaJet

Portfolio Hotels & Resorts

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Portfolio Hotels & Resorts is a hospitality company providing resort and hotel property management services.

VistaJet

Busbank

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The BusBank is a comprehensive group and event transportation management company.

VistaJet

Donatos Pizza

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Pizza Inc. is a Midwestern chain of 143 restaurants.

VistaJet

Flying Food Group

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Flying Food Group is a large-scale catering company providing airline catering meals and snacks for airlines & top retail partners.

VistaJet

Trytn

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The most reliable activity reservation system for tour operators.

VistaJet

Stamp Travel

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Stamp Travel is an online platform that provides its users to view and share travel tips with others.

VistaJet

Options Travel Services

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Options Travel Services is a travel company & offers industry leading software for your meetings and events.

VistaJet

United Continental Holdings

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United Continental Holdings is an airline holding company that focuses on connecting and uniting the world through innovations.

VistaJet

Minute Suites

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Nap, Relax, Work and More while you wait for your flight. Private nap rooms inside the airport, post-security.

VistaJet

EvoLux Transportation

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Regional Helicopter Charter Marketplace and Social ‘SkyShare’ Reservation Platform

VistaJet

Chicago Transit Authority

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We deliver quality, affordable transit services that link people, jobs and communities.

VistaJet

Eventric

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Eventric is the leading SaaS developer of live event and tour management software solutions.

VistaJet

Garrett Popcorn Shopså¨

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Garrett Popcorn Shops is a food & beverages company that provides gourmet popcorn.

VistaJet

TISI LLC

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Online Travel Agency

VistaJet

Tower

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Tower is a travel management company specializes in the business travel market.

VistaJet

CLEANCIO

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On Demand Vacation Rental Cleaning Services | Software + Service

VistaJet

Choose Chicago

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Choose Chicago is a company which develops travel apps and softwares for iPhone

VistaJet

CorpTrav Management Group

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CorpTrav Management Group is a travel & tourism company providing corporate travel management services.

VistaJet

Sunrise Transportation

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sunrise is a provider of outsourced specialty transportation services.

VistaJet

The Rubicon Group

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The Rubicon Group is a market intelligence, analysis, and decision support solutions provider to the global travel industry.

VistaJet

Learning Curve

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We make toys your little ones love, including Chuggington, Dinosaur Train, John Deere, Lamaze, Pajanimals, Pokemon, Battroborg, and Tomica.

VistaJet

iExplore

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iExplore is a travel website that offers guides, private tours, and group trips to its users.

VistaJet

Aparium Hotel Group

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Aparium Hotel Group is a hospitality company offering Hotel Development services.

VistaJet

American Times Magazine

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American Times Magazine offers investment insights into some of the most far reaching destinations in the world.

VistaJet

JiffyRides

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JiffyRides is a carpool platform for daily commuters between suburbs and cities.

VistaJet

AmTrav

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AmTrav is a business travel agency committed to eliminating the hassle of corporate travel.

VistaJet

Ethnic.Events

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An up and coming service and app that connects you with curated ethnic events and experiences in your city.

VistaJet

Roamli

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Roamli is a platform providing organizations with marketing tools to create branded experiences driving revenue and user engagement.

VistaJet

Switch Mobility

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Switch is the world´s first Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) solution with integrated on-demand capabilities.

VistaJet

Jay Peak Resort

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Jay Peak Resort is a travel & tourism company that provides skiing and snowboarding activities.

VistaJet

Alfred Lane

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Alfred Lane is a manufacturing and distribution company that develops men’s colognes in compact and travel-friendly packages.

VistaJet

Trondent Development Corp.

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Trondent Development is a leading provider of software, web-based applications and data management services to the global travel industry.

VistaJet

Convenience Valet

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Based in Melrose Park, IL, is an industry leader in trial and travel-size consumer products.

VistaJet

OnPeak

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OnPeak provides hotel accommodations solutions for conferencing, trade show housing and event management sectors.

VistaJet

Where I’ve Been

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Where I’ve Been is a personalized and interactive world map that lets users share their travels.

VistaJet

Xoobies

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Xoobies is bringing the experience back to travel. We connect travelers local providers who can give them a once in a lifetime adventure.

VistaJet

The Chicago Department of Aviation

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The Chicago Department of Aviation administers all aspects of two major airports – Chicago O’Hare and Midway International.

VistaJet

Lewis N. Clark

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Lewis N. Clark represents the resourcefulness and courage found in the hearts of travelers and outdoor enthusiasts all over the world.

VistaJet

Free Spirit

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Free Spirit is a U.K.-based company that provides travel insurances for people of any age with medical conditions and disabilities.

VistaJet

Vaystays

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100% verified, professionally managed, and instantly bookable vacation rentals.

VistaJet

Orby

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Orby is a geolocation-based mobile app that allows users to receive recommendations from friends on the best local restaurants.

VistaJet

Advito

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Advito is a travel & tourism company that provides travel category management services.

VistaJet

L3 Hospitality Group

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L3 Hospitality Group is a restaurant operating company.

VistaJet

Revolution Brewing Chicago

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Revolution Brewing Chicago is a food & beverages company offering beer in Illinois.

VistaJet

Crowne Plaza Rosemont

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Crowne Plaza Rosemont is a Chicago branch of the Crowne Plaza hospitality chain specializing in guest rooms and suites.

VistaJet

Q Center – The Dolce Conference Collection

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Q Center is a hospitality company specializing in conference room rental services.

VistaJet

JBT AeroTech

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JBT AeroTech is a manufacturer of airport support machineries like Airport Ground Support Equipment.

VistaJet

Brightspark Travel USA

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Brightspark Travel USA is a travel & tourism company that provides educational tours and services.

VistaJet

domu

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Domu is a user-generated database of apartment rental listings in Chicago.

VistaJet

Hebron Stores

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Hebron Stores is a largest online retailer of 12 volt and travel products

VistaJet

The Beer Mapping Project

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The Beer Mapping Project began in late 2005 as a project to place Breweries and Brewpubs in geographical context using the Google Mapping

VistaJet

AHI Travel

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AHI Travel is a travel & tourism company that offers deluxe international travel programs.

VistaJet

Polish Forums

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Polish Forums is a website providing information on Poland and Polish communities.

VistaJet

UNIVERSAL TRANSPORT SYSTEMS LLC

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Bringing human spaceflight down to Earth

VistaJet

Trvlpage

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Trvlpage is a travel-based social media website and mobile app for a trip based on recommendations from other users.

VistaJet

SC Aviation, Inc.

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Private Air Charter, Aircraft Management, and Aircraft Maintenance

VistaJet

Modobag

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Modobag designs, develops, and markets ride-able luggages for business, travel, students, and specialty uses.

VistaJet

GladFly

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GladFly is an iBeacon 2.0 platform that creates interactive experiences for brands that inspire.

VistaJet

G3 Global Services, LLC

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G3 Global Services provides travel visa and passport services with exceptional customer service.

VistaJet

Pace Suburban Bus

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Pace Suburban Bus provides public transportation services that helps people to travel for work, school and other regional destinations.

VistaJet

Crest Foods Co., Inc.

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Crest Foods Co. is a food production company offering dry food products.

VistaJet

Air Tours

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Air Tours is a travel company that specializes in travel services starting from ticketing to package tours for all over the world.

VistaJet

theWit Hotel Chicago – A DoubleTree By Hilton

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theWit Hotel Chicago is a hospitality company offering guest rooms and suites.

VistaJet

Eatyn

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Eatyn is an peer to peer marketplace to connect everyday chefs with diners as an alternative to restaurants

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