In the mid-1990s, Linda Wohlfeil Jones, a native of Charleston and a member of a well-known family whose local roots reach back through the ages, launched the beginnings of Absolutely Charleston. In 2000 she sold the transportation side of her company to Walt Thorn, who, with wife Brenda, were the founders of Trifles, the highly successful specialty food store and café that once operated on Charleston’s King Street. In 2001 Robert Sullivan, a seasoned hospitality professional, whose dossier includes sales, catering, conference services and special event management, joined the company. The current version of Absolutely Charleston – an organization comprised of City of Charleston-licensed Guides… a destination management company… and a fleet of transportation vehicles encompassing approximately 350 seats – went live.
Today Absolutely Charleston is one of the most respected and highly-visible DMCs and transportation providers in the region, with an energetic and inspired staff devoted to providing the precise Charleston experience our visitors and guests desire. From concept to reality, Absolutely Charleston’s services and events are custom-designed to meet the creative, specific and budgetary needs of the professional meeting planners, executives, and social clients we serve. We listen to our customers… present appropriate and relative options… then work from conception to successful program completion.
A brief roster of the services, solutions and logistics we provide:
Executive Vehicles… Classic American Trolleys… small, mid-size and full-size Motorcoaches
Guide & Touring Services
Private Guides… Step-on Guides… Expert Speakers… and Tours of every Discipline
Delegate / Companion Programs… Airport and Ground Transportation…
Tours… Recreation… Event Production…
Hospitality and Registration Desk Staffing… Welcome Amenities and Pillow Gifts…
and Breakfasts, Luncheons, Teas, Receptions and Dinners in Private Mansions,
Historic Buildings, remote Beachfront Locations, Plantations and aboard elegant Yachts
We want to hear how we can be of service to you. Let’s get the conversation going, and let’s talk about Charleston!