Adventures In Charleston, Inc.

Adventures In Charleston, Inc.

Adventures In Charleston, Inc. is a service-oriented destination management company that caters to professional meeting and travel planners. Adventures In Charleston, Inc. "goes the extra mile" to create and coordinate any and all aspects of a comprehensive tour package or special event for your group -- and has done so since 1986! Let Adventures In Charleston, Inc. assist you in developing a true Adventure In Charleston! Charleston, South Carolina is known as a "living museum," -- one of the best preserved cities in the South. Discover Charleston's past through its heritage of gracious living, charm, and historic events. National landmarks, magnificent plantations and gardens, cobblestone streets, and a historic district with hundreds of 18th and 19th-century mansions -- all make Charleston the perfect setting for an Adventure Into The Past!..

About Us: 

  • Destination Management Company, since 1986. Created, owned and operated by Charlestonian, Jim Simpson.
  • AIC is the oldest and most experienced DMC in the Charleston area.
  • Adventures In Charleston’s primary focus is corporate and incentive group operations.
  • Successfully operate over 100 corporate, incentive and association groups per year, ranging in size from 20 to 3,500. 
  • Current members of MPI, The Charleston Hoteliers Exchange Club (board), Hotel/Motel Association, and the Charleston Area Convention and Visitors Bureau. 
  • Member and three time Board of Govenors member of the Charleston Convention & Visitors Bureau.
  • Member and past president of The Rotary Club of Charleston.
  • Preferred and qualified DMC of Carlson Marketing, Maritz, ITA Group.  
  • All staff are licensed Tour Guides of The City of Charleston.
  • Our strength and our success is a reflection of our outstanding vendor relationships.
  • Past Chairman of Rotary Wheels, benefiting Crisis Ministries Homeless Shelter.
  • 30+ years of exceptional “kid glove” service has earned AIC a sterling reputation and a vast number of repeat customers.
  • Because of our unparalleled local knowledge, years of experience, attention to detail, creativity and our strong business and professional relationships, Adventures In Charleston, continues to offer a seamless and flawless service to our valued clients.
  • Sample Client List: BlueCross BlueShield, Charles Schwab, CISCO, US Bancorp, UBS,Deloitte, Eli Lilly, Citigroup, Sprint, Ford, Lexus, GE, GE Board of Directors, Raytheon, Merill Lynch Chairman's Club, Raytheon, Republican National Comittee hosting President Bush and Vice President Cheney, Bayer, BB&T, KPMG, Lockheed, McKesson, Maybelline, ITT Defense, Babcock & Wilcox, Prudential Financial, Whirlpool, XEROX, TV Guide, Time Warner.

Client References

". . . If the best measure of success is unsolicited praise from those hosted, please consider the following direct quotes extracted from the large volume of thank you mail we received from our members. . . "

"- From the first glisten of the silver spoon coming out of its blue bag to the breakfast buffet after that unforgettable service at St. Philip's, you all couldn't have done better.

- This was the best ever (including Paris in '74!

- The spiritual singers on Saturday, the flowers distributed to each lady Saturday night, the exquisite flower [arrangements] for each function, the Citadel Cadets, the availability of so many homes each with a tour guide, etc. These were the extra details on top of the elegant parties and perfectly executed scheduling.

- As one who has attended five triennials and acted as Co-Chair of one, I congratulate you and your committee members on the best triennial [my wife] and I have ever attended."

"Jim, our final results were far from happenstance, coming from a truly impressive sustained team effort over a prolonged period of time. One of the very best decisions our Triennial Committee made during the three years of seemingly endless decisions was to call upon [Adventures In Charleston, Inc.]. Your quiet but positive leadership proved [to be] the glue that held the whole series of events together. . . "

-- J. Walker Coleman III
The Society of the Cincinnati
South Carolina Society of the Cincinnati Triennial