I am frequently asked the question: Would my hometown be a good market to run a TravelHost business? When I answer them, I sometimes get a quizzical look because it is not what they expected. They were most likely expecting to hear the word no. This would allow them to now have to ask themselves the next question. What is that next question? It is: What is stopping me from going forward? That question I can answer in a different post but for now let’s answer the title to this blog: What makes a good TravelHost market?
An ideal TravelHost market starts with the representative, or publisher. I say this because if you love your community then you will represent it with passion to your clients as well as the tourists and business travelers. It will become your passion to ensure that those visiting your hometown not only enjoy their stay but want to come back multiple times.
After that component is satisfied the market will have one or more of the following:
- Have a destination spot(s) for tourists and business travelers.
- Have a college or university
- Have the state capital
- Include an airport
This is not an exhaustive list or criteria but it provides insight into what an ideal TravelHost market would include. When a market has these, then it most likely stands to reason that there will be places to eat, shop and play which are the columns upon which a TravelHost business is built.
You may be saying to yourself that your community does not have that but for over 50 years TravelHost has developed territories that allow for a successful business to be run because it will include a variety of opportunities.
Here are three examples of available TravelHost territories and why they would be a good market to run a TravelHost business:
- Madison, Wisconsin:
- Des Moines, Iowa:
- Capital city of Iowa
- Iowa State University nearby in Ames, Iowa
- Population growth from 2015-2020 expected to be 8.9%
- Des Moines, Iowa International Airport
- Ranked #6 in Best Places To Start A Business Or Career by Forbes
- Ranked #7 in Top 25 places worth moving to if you want to launch a business by Entrepreneur
- Indianapolis, Indiana
TravelHost is looking for the right individuals that want to run their own business but not be on their own. Represent your market with the support of a 50-year-old company while providing yourself financial freedom, working flexibility and the chance to be your own boss. If you think you have what it takes, but wonder about the territory, then CONTACT US and allow us to make sure the territory is right for a TravelHost business. It could be the easiest and most productive decision of your life.