The TravelHost Focus Spotlight shines on Austin, Texas and it’s not just because they like to ‘Keep It Weird.’ The spotlight is on Austin because of the tourism industry and its impact on the city and Austenite’s as well as those unique places that those visiting the area will not know about.
Here are just a few sites that highlight the Live Music Capital of the World and why it’s an ideal market for a TravelHost Owner:
- May 2019 – WalletHub names Austin #4 of the Best Large Cities To Start a Business
- April 2019 – Travel + Leisure names Austin #13 of Top 15 Cities in the US
- Austin-Bergstrom International Airport has 350+ daily flights
- Tourism and Hospitality account for $7.4 billion in Austin’s economy
- Annually, Austin has 27.4+ million visitors
- Number of hotel rooms Citywide: 42,500+ in 2020
- Number of Restaurants: 200+
- Number of Live Music Venues: 250+
This is an impressive set of rankings and numbers. On the surface there is plenty to like about Austin being the home to the next TravelHost Owner but what businesses specifically benefit from having a travel ambassador in the community? Here are a few examples of the types of business that TravelHost Owners work with around the country and that benefit from having a local owner who loves the community and wants to provide travelers with those unique and memory generating establishments.
Mole and Margaritas. We could stop there and there is no doubt that you’d be on your way to one of the Manuel’s restaurants in Austin. Started in 1984 this restaurant offers its guests quality meals that focus on quality ingredients, consistency and friendly service while highlighting regional cuisine from the interior and coastal regions of Mexico. Stop in during your visit to the ATX and enjoy menu items such as Tostadas Capitalinas or Lomo de Puerco as your entrée and Postre de Coco for dessert.
Austin is known as the Live Music Capital of the World and Waterloo Records helps with that. Opened in 1982 before Austin had SXSW this store offers its guests an opportunity to purchase new and used CD’s, vinyl records, turntables and more. A supportive staff, the ability to listen to anything in the store and its support of Texas music makes Waterloo Records stand out from other music stores. Be sure to check out their website for in-store performances.
Zilker Botanical Garden
Referred to as “the jewel in the heart of Austin”, Zilker Botanical Garden is 26 acres of lush and shady respite from the hustle and bustle of the Austin city streets. Visitors can enjoy theme gardens such as Taniguchi Japanese Garden, Rose Garden and the Riparian Streambed. Over 100,000 people visit the Zilker Botanical Garden on a yearly basis because of the beauty that its location on the south bank of the Colorado River offers. Get away for a few hours and enjoy the sights and sounds that the gardens offer.
It doesn’t get much more iconic and historic than The Driskill Hotel in Austin, Texas. Built in 1886 this historic hotel is located in the heart of downtown Austin and is convenient to all that the city has to offer. When traveling, you will want to make memories and a stay at The Driskill will provide that. An opulent lobby, museum-quality artwork, grand mezzanine, and a rustic Texas bar are just a few ways you’ll remember your stay.
Austin, Texas has an international airport, a major college, a music scene, cuisine for all taste buds and is the capital city of Texas but it doesn’t end there. With a wide range of attractions and shopping plus a proximity to Texas Hill Country this city has an abundance of opportunities.
Wanted: Austin, Texas TravelHost Owner
Austin, Texas is ready for the next TravelHost Owner and we are asking the questions: Is that you? Do you like the idea of supporting your community and having your business focus on that concept? Are you proud of the hidden gems that Austin has and want to share that with guests to the area?
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.