I bring Bookit to your attention for 2 reasons.

They have great technology and very competitive pricing.  If you are going to play in the world of Travel Affiliate Programs you need to watch these guys.

They built a back end  on there booking engine that allows Merchants to add their own product and pricing.   So during times of heavy discounting (like now) – a Merchant can get some traction quickly by dropping the price in real time.

I am not suggesting this is a good program.   They don’t pay enough and they exclude Packages and Cruises (which I don’t understand at all).

But do take the time to know your competition if you are using WTC, WWTE, CheapCaribbean or any of the OTA’s.   We watch these guys closely.

The Skinny:

Network…………… Pepperjam – Check out their Homepage Hotties

Affiliate Manager..Mandy Foley from Bookit

Product.……………

Premium Hotels  -  These are mostly resorts that are all inclusive.

3rd Party Hotels – these are the chains like the Sheratons, Holiday Inns etc

Car Rentals – They did not list any.

Commission ……..6% on Premium Hotel Bookings

…………………………..3% on 3rd Party Hotel Bookings

…………………………..2% on Car Rentals

…………………………..NOTE – They don’t pay on Packages, Flights or Cruises ???  WTF???

EPC ………………….. A heinous   $0.83

Bidding ……………..No trademark bidding.   And be careful of their “Suggested Keywords”.  They are the most expensive and most generic keywords in travel.

Marketing ………….They are restricting email marketing for some reason.  Its approved on a case by case basis.

Direct Linking…….Yes

Data Feed………….No

Link Options……..Text, Banners and Pepperjam throws in some.   They have a number of them.

Benefits……………..None

Cookies ……………60 Days

Payment.………….. Pepperjam rules apply

Hint…………………If you decide to check them out, check out your keywords.  They market VERY heavily online.   Run Spyfu and go where they ain’t.

As always – If you have a Travel Affiliate Program in mind, let me know and we will have our researchers here at TravelDividends check it out………………

I am headed to Jamaica for a couple of weeks to use up some of the free nights we accrued this year……..will try to post from my loungechair……..The opinions in my research are mine and my monkey’s.  But Appleton’s may be translating for me……>>l8tr

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