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This week’s musings, reflections and observations about travel affiliate marketing… 1. I think travel affiliates and travel suppliers might find Ad-ology Research’s recent survey conclusion that the majority of Americans are making their travel plans offline a bit disconcerting. Ad-ology Research conducts research and provides forecasts, analysis and insights to some 2,000 advertising agencies, media [...]

This week’s musings, reflections and observations about travel affiliate marketing… 1. I think Snow24′s analysis that suggests European ski resorts represent a better vacation bargain for US skiers than comparable domestic resorts should give travel affiliates that sell ski trips a reason to smile. After a rather dismal 2008 winter ski season wrought on the [...]

Travel affiliates, listen up: according to a new survey, travel agents are increasingly levying client service fees; if this trend continues it may provide the impetus for more cruise lines to set-up travel affiliate programs.  What prompts TravelDividends to make this prediction?  Basically a somewhat ‘throw-away’ line in a survey we recently read about the [...]

If you are one of the many travel affiliates looking to sell cruises, but have been stymied by the inability to directly access cruise product, then Travel Dividends suggests you look into CruiseDirect.com’s travel affiliate program. The cruise industry is generally acknowledged to be one of the fastest growing segments in the travel industry.  According [...]

Today’s blog post is the continuation of our posting published on July 21, 2009 Assuming that the BVI micro-niche does in fact appeal to us from a product perspective, our next step in determining if this niche is worth investing in entails two follow-on tasks: assessing the market size and competitive intensity, and identifying which [...]

The proverb ‘good things come in small packages’ often rings true for many things in life, including, in our view, the travel and travel affiliate industries.  Within this context, TravelDividends believes island vacation packages are a wonderful example of this old adage and representative of the types of untapped travel affiliate opportunities available in the [...]

For the travel industry, summertime connotes peak season, the time of year when many American and European travelers head off to take their main vacation.  Whether it’s a leisurely stay at some beach-side resort for ‘sun & fun’, a traipse to take in the culture and history of some storied city or countryside in a [...]

This week’s musings, reflections and observations about travel affiliate marketing… 1. I think there is a gem of a finding for travel affiliates in Jones Lang LaSalle Hotels, one of the world’s leading professional services firms that specializes in hotel real estate, just released analysis of the U.S. lodging industry. In their FocusOn: Seven Winners [...]

This week’s musings, reflections and observations… 1. I think Cruises Inc’s aggressive push to recruit new travel agents from among the ranks of Generation X and Generation Y travelers is a much-needed (and long overdue) wake-up call to the cruise industry.  According to the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), the average age of today’s North [...]

Question: What do British Airways, Avis Car Rental, Expedia, Carnival Cruise Line, Funjet, InterContinental Hotels, Occidental Hotels, and RIU Hotels and Resorts have in common?  Answer: Each travel supplier has a significant amount of distressed inventory, and all look to their travel affiliate partners to help offload it. Read any travel industry newswire, visit any [...]