Uniquely Qualified, Unabashedly Passionate – A Travel Agency as Distinctive as Charleston Itself


About Us

Mary Anne Ellifritz
Founder of The Charleston Travel Company and its parent, Intermezzo Travel, Mary Anne was a recent college graduate when she fell in love with Charleston, but it took 25 years as a marketing executive in the energy industry and in non-profit arts before she could make her dream of a Charleston full-service luxury travel agency and destination management company a reality. A native of the mountains of West Virginia, Mary Anne likes nothing better than sharing her passion for
All Things Charleston with her clients.

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Why Choose Us

Flawless travel planning is all about the details, and we are experts in creating travel experiences where every detail is addressed and every possibility is explored.
We’re not just travel agents, we’re destination specialists who are obsessed with providing the ultimate in travel experiences and client satisfaction.
Whether we’re vetting thousands of flight and hotel options for you, searching available activities to find those that are your perfect match, or providing access to once-in-a-lifetime events, we strive to deliver the best value available while saving you time and effort and stress.
Travel should be easy, which is why we sift through the countless options available to prepare a personalized itinerary based on your expectations, and then find ways to make it all come true for you.
Our access to local insider’s make all the difference – and our clients benefit from the relationships we nurture in the community and the industry.
It’s about understanding the power every journey has to change your life, about choosing substance over passing fancies, about knowing the difference between tourist and traveler.
We work hard to earn your trust – and honor that trust by maintaining the highest ethical standards and expecting the same from our preferred suppliers.


A Travel Agency staffed by Charleston Destination Specialists, The Charleston Travel Company




Nelson Ellifritz
Another Mountaineer who was bitten by the Charleston bug, Nelson developed his entrepreneurial skills as a self-employed businessman and now applies those techniques on behalf of The Charleston Travel Company. Nelson’s favorite things about Charleston include family, food, the beaches, and golf, golf, and more golf.
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Our dedicated travel agents specialize in giving you more of All Things Charleston. 

For us, it’s not just about booking flights and accommodations,
it’s about sharing the city we love – and the best it has to offer – with every, single client.