TravelHost Owner is a proven, highly successful business model in several markets throughout the U.S. Tampa, Florida, is one such market that we have identified as having strong potential for success. One of the main reasons for that is due to the millions of domestic and foreign travelers that visit this city each year.

The Tampa Bay Business Journal reported that Tampa broke a new tourism record in November of 2019. Tourist development funding hit a record high of $35.4 million, and last year Hillsborough County became the ninth designated High Impact Tourism county in the state.

Another reason that Tampa is such a lucrative market is that it has a highly active tourism board. Visit Tampa Bay is aggressively marketing the city and promoting domestic and international travel to the local area. Tourism (the bread and butter of TravelHost Owners) is expected to break record numbers in the coming years.

We’re currently looking for a motivated Owner to take complete control over the protected TravelHost Tampa Bay market. You’ll have your work cut out for you, as you help local businesses drive new foot traffic through their front doors while showing travelers the best place to eat, sleep, and shop.

We have identified five potential businesses in the Tampa Bay area that can help jump-start your new TravelHost Owner business:

Busch Gardens  

One of the most prominent tourist attractions in the area is the 335-acre African-themed Busch Gardens. Millions of visitors every year to ride the roller coasters, see the attractions, and get up close and personal with wild animals. There are also six annual events including Viva La Música!, Summer Nights, and Howl-O-Scream, to name just a few.

What makes Busch Gardens so attractive for a TravelHost Owner is the countless number of hotels situated within a 10-mile radius of the park. Visiting tourists will want to know where to go to eat, shop, and find some entertainment. As a TravelHost Owner, you’ll be able to connect them to some of the finest venues in the Tampa area.

Gasparilla Season 

For more than 100 years, the memory of legendary pirate José Gaspar has invaded Tampa with over two months of celebrations and activities. Kicking off the festivities is a 4-mile long parade of pirates, as 750 of them disembark their pirate ship and commandeer the streets of Tampa Bay. From road races to festivals, there’s nothing quite like this 60-day extended community event.

Over 300,000 people will attend the Pirate Fest—many of them tourists and international visitors. The local hotels will be jam-packed with people looking for things to do, places to shop, and where to find the best pirate feast in town. It’s tourist events like this that make Tampa such a lucrative market for a TravelHost Owner.


Located in the Gulf of Mexico, Tampa Bay has abundant sunshine, mangrove trees, and some of the most beautiful coastlines anywhere in the country. Eco-tourism plays a huge role in the local economy as tourists look to explore the various inlets, manatee sanctuaries, and nature gardens located throughout the area.

Bok Towers Gardens, Hillsborough River State Park, and the famous Croc Encounters are just a few of the many local eco-tourism businesses that attract millions of visitors every year. Best of all, there’s no such thing as “snow” in Tampa Bay (unless you count that one rare snowfall event that occurred in 1977), so many of these locations draw visitors year-round.

Captain Memo’s Pirate Cruise

Tampa Bay is well-known for its long history of swashbucklers, pirates, and hidden treasure. While much of the legend and lore have been lost to history, that hasn’t stopped the 3rd most popular attraction in all of Tampa Bay. Captain Memo’s Pirate Cruise has been sailing up and down the coast for 38 years, treating visitors to music, dancing, and friendly pirates aboard their authentic pirate ship.

Before people come to Tampa, they often research the area on the internet. The pirate themes and legends are very prevalent, and tourists will want to partake in anything that’s pirate-related. As a TravelHost Owner, you can help drive new business to many pirate-themed businesses such as Captain Memo’s.

The Florida Aquarium

Since Tampa is located on the beach, many tourists and travelers are naturally curious about what lies underneath the crystal-clear blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico. The Florida Aquarium allows them to get up close and personal with life under the sea.

Tampa also has many local museums and other family-friendly places where visitors can have a great time as they explore the area. TravelHost Owners can help tourists find and plan their vacations while driving more traffic to many of the local places of interest—a win-win situation.

Wanted: Tampa TravelHost Owner

We’re currently looking for the right individual to take control over the protected Tampa Bay TravelHost Owner territory. As a Tampa Bay or nearby resident, you love this area and can help expose travelers to businesses, hotels, and various hidden treasures while driving new traffic to local businesses. If you’re interested in learning more about this one-of-a-kind business opportunity, give us a call today at (972) 556-0541 or click here to get started.


TravelHost Business Owner Spotlight Tampa Florida

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Jason Bahamundi

VP Sales and Marketing at TravelHost
I have spent my entire career in the multi-media industry with experience in broadcast/cable TV, Radio, Print and Digital. Developing and executing a marketing strategy is my passion, but not my only passion as evidenced by my Instagram page. I love cooking and fueling my body for endurance sports through a plant-based diet. When I am not working on multi-media marketing, swimming, biking, running and cooking I can be found sharing laughs with my wife and step-son.

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