A Virtual Memorial For Travelhost Associate Publishers Who Closed Their Markets In 2010…

Contrary to what the folks at Travelhost might think of me, I don’t like having to post this information every year.

It really is sad, and it doesn’t have to be.

Before I get into the list of markets that “died” in 2010, I’d like to mention a few things:

1. This memorial list is a “living and breathing” document. This list may not be complete, and may contain inaccurate information. As always, all it takes is one email or phone call to THE PUBLISHERS ADVOCATE to make a change to this list!

2. I know that calling this list a “living and breathing document” sounds strange, since it’s a “memorial for markets that died,” but this is a list of very SMART and CAPAPBLE entrepreneurs, and these people are not “dead” in any sense of the word. Their markets are dead, most likely because of the Travelhost business model (boasting it’s 95+% FAILURE RATE). Every one of these people who were taken advantage of by Travelhost must now continue to live their lives, and not only find another business or job, but pick up the pieces from their now BROKEN financial life. Not an easy task, my friends…

3. I’ ve been contacted by many Ex and Current AP’s over the last few months. The choice to do something about this scam is, and always has been, the ASSOCIATE PUBLISHER’S. You don’t have to accept this treatment from your “franchisor.” Many have left Travelhost, freeing themselves from the chains that nearly destroyed their businesses.

Rumor has it that even some of Jim Buerger’s favorite Associate Publishers are seeking ways to avoid the print cost ripoff.

It seems that even some pretty successful Associate Publishers have “thumbed their noses” at the Travelhost rip off… and some current “wildly successful” (in their own estimate) Associate Publishers are seeking an alternative to the Travelhost rip-off…it’s about time.


The last thing I would ever suggest is that victims of Travelhost revolt.

Now, without further ado, in no particular order, the Travelhost markets that failed in 2010…may they rest in piece:

Lake & McHenry Counties, IL

Lower Alabama

South East Texas

Columbus, OH

Brazos Valley, Tx

Cape Cod, Ma

Central Arkansas/Hot Springs

Central Illinois (Peoria)

Charleston, SC

Louisville, Ky

Indianapolis, In

Inland Empire, Ca

Lower Alabama


Montana Glacier Country

Nature Coast, Fla

Oklahoma City, Ok

Orange County, Ca

Tampa, Fl ?

Tulsa, Ok

Up next: A list of the markets that ARE still alive…not too many, especially for “America’s Number 1 Travel Magazine.”



If I missed a market, let me know and I’ll add it.

If I mistakenly added a “live” market to the “dead” list, let me know too…I’ll remove it ASAP.

And, finally, if you’re one of those people who defend Travelhost and their business model that destroys families and financial lives…well, maybe you should ask yourself why Travelhost goes so far out of their way to hide this information from the general public.


5 Responses to “A Virtual Memorial For Travelhost Associate Publishers Who Closed Their Markets In 2010…”

  1. Davann Gordon Says:

    Remove Central Pennsylvania from your “dead markets” list. Thank you.

  2. curious Says:

    no more Posts??

  3. former franchisee Says:

    Interesting. According to the Travelhost website, Central Pennsylvania’s last edition published was February-April 2011, the same month she posted this. And it’s now what? Almost mid-August? Three weeks from September? And no new editions? There should have been two more by now (May-July 2011 & August-October 2011). Hmmmmm,, could trouble be brewing in Central Pennsylvania? I think it needs to go back on the dead list. And yes… Tampa is dead as well. Word has it that AP was so deep in debt to Travelhost she couldn’t keep her head above water and had to give up her business and still owes Travelhost thousands of dollars.

  4. Katerine Says:

    I heard travel host has a new AP in the suburbs of Boston.Including the following area’s,South Shore,South Coast.Any news on this

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