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After several months in stealth mode, Sandals Resorts rolled-out its integrated tour division, Island Routes Luxury Adventure Tours, and travel affiliates are well positioned to generate incremental ancillary revenue by selling their customers tours and excursions that spotlight the history, people and attractions of each island where the deluxe resort firm operates. TravelDividends first reported [...]

Based on the initial newsfeeds coming out of the 2009 Lodging Conference, for the beleaguered hotel industry – and travel affiliate marketers that sell hotels and resorts – the lodging industry’s recovery won’t come any time soon. The Lodging Conference, considered by many to be the premier hospitality industry event that draws the top ‘hotel [...]

When it comes to travel suppliers that provide exceptional value and benefits to both travelers and travel affiliates, Epoque Hotels arguably ranks among the crème de la crème in this category. There’s no question that Epoque has caught the eye of the discriminating traveler.  Starting out with 30 properties in 2002, today Epoque Hotels offers [...]

This week’s musings, reflections and observations about travel affiliate marketing… 1. I think travel affiliates should pounce on JetBlue’s ‘All You Can Jet’ travel pass promotion, as it provides a great opportunity to increase their sales on this travel affiliate-friendly carrier. The core elements of the program are rather simple: For $599, travelers can fly [...]

LoveVoodoo.com, a leading adult dating and swingers’ community site, and one of the top Caribbean resorts, SuperClubs’ Hedonism II, have teamed-up to offer 4 unique themed events at the über all-inclusive in 2010. Could this partnership result in a new travel affiliate micro-niche? The travel industry has long been renowned for providing the context for [...]

If you are a travel affiliate that specializes in marketing hotels and resorts, according to iPerceptions, you’re missing-out on a lot of potential bookings.  In its just-released Hospitality Industry Report Q2 2009, iPerceptions says that hotel/resort focused websites miss sizeable opportunities to convert ‘lookers’ into ‘bookers’, as on average, while on a hospitality related website, [...]

This week’s musings, reflections and observations about travel affiliate marketing… 1. I think several of the recommendations proffered by distinguished Center for Hospitality Research at the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration as to how hotels and resorts worldwide can maintain rate integrity and avoid price wars carry particular relevance and importance for travel affiliates. [...]

All-inclusive packages are a big hit with travel affiliates, especially during recessions; All Inclusive Outlet’s travel affiliate program makes it easy for travel affiliates to tap into this profitable travel niche. Founded in 1998, All Inclusive Outlet is one of the oldest and most respected online travel agencies specializing in all-inclusive vacations.  Today, this OTA [...]

Barceló Hotels & Resorts is offering travel affiliates an opportunity to earn significant commissions by selling a host of discount rate programs at many of their hotels and resorts through the remainder of this year.  Whether your customers are looking to vacation in Mexico, the Caribbean, Spain or the Balearic Islands, Barceló Hotels has a [...]

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 [...]