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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 [...]

Travel affiliates have lots of opportunities to ‘score’ by selling package tours; Virgin Vacations, together with official NFL events packager NFL On Location, have joined the fray by offering travel affiliates a niche revenue-producing opportunity. As every football addict knows, the NFL plays one game annually in Europe, and this year’s contest is slated for [...]

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 [...]

This week’s musings, reflections and observations about travel affiliate marketing… 1. I think travel affiliate marketers should be paying close attention to the projections for the upcoming holiday season emanating from the Fareologists at Bing Travel. According to the data and follow-on analysis from the industry’s leading ‘intelligent travel search and decision engine’, the cumulative [...]

Travel affiliates have the opportunity to partner with a host of tour operators that provide travel products and experiences that literally range from the simple to the sublime.  When thinking about the latter category from the perspective of one-off travel experiences, adventure travel might well represent the category’s apogee.  Assuming this is true, then the [...]

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. [...]

This is the last of three articles in this week’s blog posts which highlight travel affiliate opportunities in the escorted tour operator niche. Just about every tour operator (TO) offers their products and services on both a ‘bricks and mortar’ and online basis.  However, a small – but growing – number of TOs limit their [...]

This is the second of three articles we’re featuring in this week’s blog that focus on Escorted Tour Operators that also offer Travel Affiliate Programs. One of the reasons why the tour operator travel industry segment represents a great opportunity for travel affiliate marketers is the breadth and depth of the products available across the [...]

This is the first of three articles we’ll be featuring in this week’s blog that focus on Escorted Tour Operators that offer Travel Affiliate Programs. Because of their intrinsic value, all-inclusive travel packages are one of the easiest and most profitable travel products that travel affiliates can sell.  Among the most popular types of all-inclusive [...]

What might make the ‘perfect’ adventure travel affiliate partner site?  Thousands of pre-packaged adventure and experiential tours to choose from?  Exclusive content that can be customized into privately-guided tours?  A personalization engine?  Telephone access to real, live expert and non-biased adventure consultants and seasoned world travelers for advice?  Low price guarantee?  A travel affiliate program [...]