The Publisher’s Advocate Responds To A Reader About Travelhost’s Alleged Fraud.

First and foremost, there’s something that I’d like to make very clear to everyone reading this blog: Everything expressed in this blog is merely my opinion, and based on my experience with Travelhost Magazine over the last few years. These are not necessarily facts, yet I have not had anyone prove otherwise to this date.

If you or someone you know actually HAS proof that I have made a mistake, please send it over by clicking the link below, and I’ll be more than happy to change any statement I’ve made. I am committed to providing the information you need to know, in order to protect the investor from lack of disclosure. It’s just not right that Travelhost is allowed to operate this way, and hurt so many people.


OK, on with todays post.

Today, I was basically asked (via AIRMAIL) to name a specific situation where I believed that Travelhost has committed fraud. Ok, not a problem, that’s an easy one.

First, we need to define fraud. According to the free online dictionary, here’s the definition of fraud:



1. deliberate deception, trickery, or cheating intended to gain an advantage
2. an act or instance of such deception
3. something false or spurious his explanation was a fraud
4. Informal a person who acts in a false or deceitful way

[from Old French fraude, from Latin fraus deception]


Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 6th Edition 2003. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003

That being squared away, here’s just one instance where I believe Travelhost is committing fraud. According to Travelhost’s national media kit, on page 4, they state:

“Our Commitment To You”

“Published in 125+ local editions, TRAVELHOST Magazine can be found in the guestrooms of 8,856 of America’s finer hotels and reaches an estimated 1.3 million in- room guests per day. Travelers turn to TRAVELHOST for the best places to dine, shop, entertain and enjoy the cities we serve. Our reader demographics reflect one of the strongest buying markets – the upscale traveling public. “

Travelhost is not in 125+ local markets, and if they are, somebody please tell me where all these markets are. In my opinion, Travelhost is in far less markets, just look at the website. My guess is less than 90?

Attempting to sell ads by lying about how many local markets are printing Travelhost Magazine?

In My Humble Opinion, That’s fraud.

2 Responses to “The Publisher’s Advocate Responds To A Reader About Travelhost’s Alleged Fraud.”

  1. another AP teetering Says:

    I recently heard from the “inside” that the active market number is closer to 60 – mostly in the smaller market areas and not major metro areas.

    • bdhickey Says:

      And if history repeats itself, like it usually does, Travelhost will lose another 30 or 40 markets again this year…it’s sad to see them “run the business into the ground.”

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