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Work done on travel and hospitality internet searches by Conductor – a search platform now owned by US-owned shared work facilities group WeWork – negates a lot of the industry’s perceived wisdom! For a start, despite the power of the giants, there seems to be plenty of spare space for competition.

Interestingly, it also states that “despite the appeal of visuals in travel, image searches and video searches account for a small portion of organic search results”.

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Author: Sally White
Posted: July 17, 2018, 8:03 am

In April, Marriott International, which now has Starwood in its fold, was the first to announce that it would cut commissions on group hotel bookings in the US and Canada from 10% to 7% and Hilton and IHG were quick to follow. But is the move by these gorilla hotel chains just smoke and mirrors?

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Author: Pamela Whitby
Posted: July 16, 2018, 7:52 am

If the energetic and driven Tess Mattisson, who will be speaking later this year in Amsterdam, is passionate about one thing, it is to “move the needle” for Choice Hotels in Europe.

As director of European marketing for the firm she joined in 2016 after nine years at Nordic Choice Hotels, Mattisson doesn’t have time to be precious about her job.

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Author: Pamela Whitby
Posted: July 12, 2018, 8:48 am

Jerome Touze is no stranger to a challenge. As the founder of WAYN, the first membership based social network in the travel vertical, which lastminute.com acquired in 2016 for $1.2-million, with a separate undisclosed earn out for founders, he trod the thin line between success and failure. “Despite many victories, tonnes of mistakes were made,” says Touze, who exited lastminute.com earlier this year to join Travelstart, a Cape Town-based online travel agent. This experience, he argues, has given him the most important ingredient that he can bring to his new team - resilience!

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Author: Pamela Whitby
Posted: July 11, 2018, 8:31 am

Sports travel has been big business for years - the World Tourism Organisation (WTO) says it is the fastest growing sector in global tourism, expected to rise at over 40% a year between now and 2021. Yet the unprecedented numbers and range of departure points for the 2018 Football World Cup seem to have concentrated minds on the billions changing hands.

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Author: Sally White
Posted: July 10, 2018, 8:44 am

If you ask the typical airline revenue manager to include bag fees in his objective of maximising passenger revenue, he is unlikely to do anything differently. He is forecasting demand for each flight for the next six to 12 months in $15-$50 fare increments – demand for $79 seats, demand for $99 seats, and so on – so an average revenue gain of $10-$15 from bag fees (50% probability x $25) doesn’t really change what he should do. He will continue to monitor demand, intervene when appropriate, and let the system allocate seats accordingly. Bag fees will be ‘gravy’.

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Author: Tom Bacon
Posted: July 9, 2018, 8:11 am

During the opening panel at the recent EyeforTravel Europe show, attendees were asked: what is the biggest threat to the industry right now? Needless to say, one of the possible boxes to tick was the role of Google, along with the rise of the disloyal customer, an ever-merging market, and the march of the machines. Interestingly, and somewhat surprisingly for some, the threat of Google was the least of delegates’ worries.

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Author: Pamela Whitby
Posted: July 5, 2018, 11:25 am

Booking Holdings, formerly the Priceline Group, is not alone looking to expand its net into rental cars, flights, dining, tours and activities and more. Speaking at EyeforTravel Europe about the company’s latest Fareharbor acquisition, Todd Henrich, SVP Corporate Development, confirmed that the aim is “to create a hub where customers can come to get everything they need”.

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Author: Pamela Whitby
Posted: July 4, 2018, 12:18 pm

Access to the data from as many as 70 million international travel bookings a day gives quite an insight into industry trends. Just what industry players need as the entrance of mega-international tech groups and the adoption of social media make for cutthroat conditions!  

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Author: Sally White
Posted: July 3, 2018, 8:52 am

1. Women on top: in conversation with the CEO of Booking.com

Put the CEO of the biggest online travel brand in the world, who happens to be a woman, and a hot topic – gender equality – in one article, and you have a recipe for, well, a story that comes top of the pops! Here Gillian Tans, CEO Booking.com, explains how the firm is encouraging diversity, technological innovation and gender equality.

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Posted: July 2, 2018, 9:55 am

News from the World of Travel Affiliate Programs

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Posted: July 17, 2018, 11:25 pm

Beyond the Beach: Unexpected Travel Destinations for Families with Fun and Learning in Mind
Benzinga
Henley Vazquez of Passported, a Tzell Travel affiliate. Singapore. "Singapore is very family-friendly with attractions for both kids and adults. I planned a multi-generational family trip to Singapore for five days then a ferry ride to the nearby ...

Posted: July 2, 2018, 6:22 pm

Travel Weekly

27 | Fox World Travel
Travel Weekly
$1.4 million in sales from hosted agents. ARC sales of $227.3 million. 81% of sales from business, 15% leisure, 4% other. BCD Travel affiliate. Member of Signature Travel Network. Privately held; David Juedes and Chip Juedes are majority shareholders.

Posted: June 25, 2018, 3:54 pm

Travel Weekly

24 | Christopherson Andavo Travel
Travel Weekly
... under hosted leisure division (Andavo Travel), a humanitarian travel division (CV Humanitarian Travel) and meetings division (Christopherson Meetings & Events). 90% of sales from business, 9% leisure, 1% other. BCD Travel affiliate. Member of Virtuoso.

Posted: June 25, 2018, 3:54 pm

PerformanceIN (blog)

Affiliate Marketing: Five Small Affiliate Publishers Doing It Right
PerformanceIN (blog)
Being a travel affiliate, it's very important to always stay up to date with new technology, trends and customer behaviour and that's exactly what Weather2Travel is doing. These five small but mighty affiliates are an example of how focusing on ...

Posted: June 21, 2018, 9:04 am

The Manual

You Can Visit the Titanic Wreck Site Starting in 2019
The Manual
However, once you account for inflation and all that fiscal jazz, but travel affiliate Blue Marble Private says the price of admission is today's equivalent of the $4,350 passengers paid in 1912 to book a first-class ticket on the Titanic. Sure, you ...

Posted: June 19, 2018, 1:02 pm

Forbes

Money No Object? 5 Sought-After Luxury Travel Experiences & 20 Top International Destinations
Forbes
When travelers can do what they want, when money is not a problem, what do they want most to do? What are the most popular luxury experiences? Being a travel writer for many years now, I'm interested in that question and have concluded that the ...

Posted: June 1, 2018, 8:55 pm

TravelPulse

Travel Leaders Group Reveals Luxury Travelers' Preferred Experiences
TravelPulse
Henley Vazquez, Passported, a Tzell Travel affiliate. —"In Canyon Point, Utah I arranged for my clients to take a sunrise helicopter ride to the top of Tower Butte. An experienced yoga specialist guided a private yoga and meditation session, one my ...

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Posted: April 20, 2018, 3:14 pm

The Company Dime

Little-Known WTMC Doggedly Charts NDC Path With American Airlines, British Airways
The Company Dime
WTMC is the first agency in the United States testing the British Airways New Distribution Capability connection after the airline completed work to accommodate settlement through ARC. WTMC is a Frosch International Travel affiliate, working behind the ...

Posted: March 5, 2018, 5:14 pm

Tnooz

A digital marketing primer: Travel affiliates 101
Tnooz
With $533.52 billion spent on online travel sites in 2015, there is a strong incentive for travel bloggers to become a travel affiliate. And these networks can be massive. For example, Kayak has built a massive business that does hundreds of millions ...

Posted: October 23, 2017, 1:05 pm

Tnooz

How to craft an intelligent affiliate program that enhances your travel business
Tnooz
Travel affiliate programs have generally been link-based meaning a partner will link back to an offer of an e-commerce site. Kayak is an example of an affiliate marketing platform. We're excited with the new Fareportal API as it will let partners ...

Posted: September 12, 2017, 12:37 pm

News from the World of Affiliate Marketing

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Posted: July 17, 2018, 11:25 pm

Forbes

Setting Up An Affiliate Program? Don't Make This Mistake (And What To Do Instead)
Forbes
Imagine having your startup's products featured and endorsed on the top tech blogs in the world, getting in front of potentially millions of viewers and you didn't have to spend any money on advertising to get them there. That can be a reality with ...

Posted: July 17, 2018, 12:01 pm

PR Web (press release)

cleverbridge to Present at Affiliate Summit East 2018
PR Web (press release)
However, if an affiliate program is not managed properly, partners often stop promoting brands, resulting in lost revenue. During his presentation, Oswald will share how to simplify affiliate programs in order to keep affiliates happy and programs growing.

Posted: July 17, 2018, 7:03 am

Coupang launches a Global Affiliate Program "Coupang Partners" to help members monetize their online presence
Markets Insider
Any Coupang member can easily sign up for the program & earn commissions by promoting Coupang products. - Coupang is Korea's first eCommerce firm to develop its own affiliate marketing program. - Realtime dashboard allows easy access for ...

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Posted: July 17, 2018, 3:43 am

Exchange4Media

Affiliate marketing company Admitad India bags Housejoy as client
Exchange4Media
Admitad has also provided us the ease of working on their own affiliate program.” Apart from looking after the existing campaigns, Admitad is also looking at giving a boost to the campaign sales. Admitad uses a strategized method of campaign planning, ...

Posted: July 16, 2018, 12:43 pm

Business 2 Community

How to Set Affiliate Commission Rates
Business 2 Community
We fully expect your margins to change over time, but you do need a general grasp of what you have to work with as your start your affiliate program. A good place to begin is calculating the Life Time Value (LTV) of a new customer, as well as the ...

Posted: July 13, 2018, 9:52 pm

cleveland.com

Cleveland Clinic expands to China through new affiliation program
cleveland.com
Dr. Tom Mihaljevic, Cleveland Clinic CEO and president, delivers the State of the Clinic address Feb. 28, 2018. (Photo: Yu Kwan Lee, Cleveland Clinic Center for Medical Art & Photography) ( Yu Kwan Lee ). Comment. By Ginger Christ, The Plain Dealer.

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Posted: July 12, 2018, 2:32 am

Digital Journal

EarthWater Expands Affiliate Program with the Introduction of Liquid Concentrate Packets and the Addition of ...
Digital Journal
Additionally, with the release of the Liquid Concentrate Packets into the EarthWater Affiliate Program comes a "Promo Pak," The Promo Pak includes one (1) carton of packets and one (1) case of twelve (12) 20oz ready-to-drink bottles, for a limited time.

Posted: July 11, 2018, 3:32 pm

BookiePro to Launch World's First Provably Fair Affiliate Program
Markets Insider
BookiePro, the world's first provably fair sports betting exchange, has announced the upcoming launch of a new decentralized affiliate program set to redefine the way operators interact with performance marketers. BookiePro's provably fair affiliate ...

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Posted: July 5, 2018, 2:37 pm

TechCrunch

Amazon is retiring CPM Ads, a display ad network for Amazon Associates, by the end of September
TechCrunch
... and represented an early foray into display advertising for Amazon, allowing smaller web publishers that were a part of the company's Amazon Associates affiliate program to run banner and other ads on a cost-per-impression (CPM) model on their sites.

Posted: June 27, 2018, 5:57 pm

Affiliate Program Management: Join a Network or Manage In-House?
Business 2 Community
While affiliate marketing has been around since the early nineties, we are now seeing more and more companies getting smart about their affiliate program management. What exactly does this mean? Brands are taking affiliate marketing seriously as a ...

Posted: June 24, 2018, 5:48 am