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Travel affiliates and suppliers reading Expedia’s and Travelocity latest year-end forecasts d will have to decide which online travel agency has ‘got it right’.  In its fall Travel Trendwatch issue, Expedia.com depicts a rosy picture for price-driven travel consumers looking to book both air and hotels, while in its most recent data report, Travelocity shows [...]

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 [...]

British Airways’ expects its new long-haul business-class service between London-New York to be profitable…should travel affiliates assume the same?  That’s a question that  many airline travel affiliates on either side of ‘The Pond’ are asking today as British Airways (BA) operated the inaugural flight of  its controversial premium service. BA’s twice daily service (except Saturdays) [...]

PhoCusWright and Compete suggest travel supplier and other online travel sites are bucking the broader travel industry downturn, but can travel affiliates claim the same?   According to the just published Online Traffic and Conversion Report, a new study conducted by PhoCusWright (PCW) in partnership with Compete Inc., transactional website monthly traffic and conversion rates are [...]

If you’re like most travel affiliates, you’re very selective about which travel conferences, events and trade shows to attend; in our view, World Travel Mart should be at the top of your list.  Billed as a “must attend’ conference and business exhibition, this London, UK based conference allows participants from all sectors of the travel [...]

Travel + Leisure released its latest A-List of the top US and Canadian travel agents, which prompts us to ask: Why isn’t there a comparable list for travel affiliates? This renowned travel magazine publishes several annual polls that identify the ‘Best of the Best’ in virtually every conceivable category within the global travel industry.  Among [...]

According to new research from Mintel, UK travelers are increasingly traveling overseas to improve their knowledge or learn a skill…as American travel affiliates and travel suppliers, do you see the same trends with your customers? The British are unquestionably amongst the world’s most peripatetic travelers, so when market research powerhouse Mintel suggests that ‘fly and [...]

TravelDividends often comments on the value and benefits that ancillary travel sales opportunities hold for travel affiliates; the new partnership between ideeli.com and Luxury Link represents, in our opinion, a great example of these types of programs. ideeli is a members-only shopping community that caters to the carriage trade.  The company creates online ‘time-limited’ sales [...]

Tripology’s latest Trend Report reveals travelers using travel agents have doubled their per trip travel budgets, leading us to ask whether travel affiliates are experiencing a similar upswing in their business. Tripology, an interactive travel referral service that sells pre-qualified vacation leads posted by leisure travelers on its site to specialist travel agents, conducts a [...]

According to the latest travelhorizons survey, consumers’ travel intentions are on the upswing; this suggests business should pick-up for travel affiliates and other players in the travel industry value chain. travelhorizons is a quarterly survey of the travel intentions of American consumers that are screened through “the lenses of emerging economic, social and political developments.”  [...]