We are putting the TravelHost Focus Spotlight on Phoenix and here are just a few reasons why. Phoenix is the state capital of Arizona and is home to over 1.6M people along with an average year-round temp of 75 degrees this city has the make-up for a TravelHost Owner. The travel and tourism impact on Phoenix, Arizona is tremendous. In 2017, there were over 40 million visitors to Greater Phoenix with an estimated direct spending of over $7.8 billion.

According to Longwoods International, the top 5 activities for visitors to Phoenix are shopping, fine dining, visiting a state/national park, swimming and visiting a historic or landmark site. These are also the top areas that users of TravelHost are looking for as TravelHost specializes in unique places to eat, shop, play and stay across the United States.


Barrio Café

A restaurant that asks you to walk in through the back door and doesn’t take reservations is certainly unique and that is exactly what Barrio Café is and does. Chef Silvana Salcido Esparza opened this restaurant in 2002 and has been serving its guests elevated Mexican cuisine since. Items on the menu include cochinita pibil, chiles en nogada as well as carne asada and pescado tacos. Enchiladas, Tortas, Postres, Margaritas and more will make your visit to Barrio Café one to remember, and to keep coming back for.


Bunky Boutique

Looking for something that is hip, chic, rustic and local? If you answered yes, then make your way to Bunky Boutique as they specialize in lightweight cotton clothes for men and women, plus items to accessorize with that outfit you’ll no doubt buy. While you are there be sure to check out the Arizona Love Brand that is designed for and sold exclusively at Bunky because it doesn’t get more unique and memorable than that.


Rainbow Ryders Hot Air Balloon Rides

A unique way to see a city is from above and that is exactly what you will do when you take a ride with the Rainbow Ryders Hot Air Balloon company. Flying high above Phoenix and Scottsdale will provide you the best views of the valley during either sunrise or sunset. You can also book provide balloon rides and fulfill that bucket list item as you see Deer Valley and the Sonoran Desert from high above. Sunrise flights are daily throughout the year and the sunset rides are available November through March. Make reservations and be sure to bring your camera.


Hotel Valley Ho

Looking for a typical hotel? This isn’t for you. The Hotel Valley Ho is unique, hip, vibrant and locally owned. The hotel was originally opened in 1956 and hosted guests such as Bing Crosby, Tony Curtis and Zsa Zsa Gabor. In 1973 it was purchased by Ramada but in 2002 Westroc Hospitality purchased the property and began to restore its mid-century splendor. Reopened in 2005, the Hotel Valley Ho maintains its original look with new additions such as the ZuZu restaurant, VH-Spa and the OH Pool Bar + Cabanas. If you want to make your stay permanent, then check out their lofts and penthouses that are available for purchase.

The Greater Phoenix area has over 480 hotels and more than 66,000 rooms for visitors. A major airport, Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, which has averaged ~44 million passengers per year since 2015 and the average number of overnights spent in Phoenix at 3.4 makes this city/area ideal for a TravelHost Owner.

Wanted: Phoenix, Arizona TravelHost Owner

Are you ready to showcase Phoenix, Arizona to tourists and travelers? Is owning your own business and supporting your community for you? If you answered yes to those questions, then give us call today at (972) 556-0541 or click here to get started. A 10 minute conversation may change your future as you decide if you’re the local owner that knows and love this amazing city and can expose travelers to the hidden treasures while helping drive new traffic to local businesses.


TravelHost Focus Spotlight Phoenix Arizona

Downtown Phoenix Skyline Lights by Alan Stark Courtesy of flickr

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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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