Tag Archives: Commission Opportunities

Things I Think I Think – June 22, 2009

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 […]

Generating Higher Travel Affiliate Commissions from Car Hire Sites

Often overlooked as a revenue opportunity, car rental programs (or car hire programs as they are called in the UK/Europe) have always been a good source of commissions for travel affiliate.  Most of the major car rental companies distribute through the travel affiliate channel (with Hertz and National Car Rental prominent dissenters).  TravelDividends profiled our […]

Luggage Sales Could Pack Profits for Travel Affiliates

Although the travel industry is experiencing tough times this year, many people are still traveling for both leisure and business.  Lost in the sea of bad news is the fact that many of those consumers who are still traveling are also shopping for and purchasing luggage and other travel related accessories well before they board […]

Things I Think I Think – June 08, 2009

This week’s musings, reflections and observations… 1. Despite the profundity of bad news about the travel industry, I continue to think that the industry’s financial woes present unprecedented opportunities for the travel affiliate channel to establish itself as a strong and valuable partner for travel suppliers worldwide (see item number 5 in my May 11th […]

Spa Industry Trends Portend Profits for Travel Affiliates

Travel affiliates should take note of the melding of seemingly disparate consumer trends like interest in preventative health and wellness, casino gaming, cruises, and train travel with the traditional spa experience.  Although these and other spa related industry trends and findings were presented outside the context of affiliate marketing at the recently concluded Global Spa […]

Things I Think I Think – June 01, 2009

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 […]

Expedia Drops Fees, Can Travel Affiliates Pick-Up Sales?

Looking for opportunities to increase your travel affiliate sales with online travel agencies (OTAs)?   If yes, Expedia may have the ‘ticket’ to success.  Aiming to get more customers to book on its site, Expedia announced today that it was making permanent its recent promotion of waiving consumer booking fees on all online air tickets booked […]

Micro-Hotel Model May Lead to Mega Travel Affiliate Programs

Once the domain of Japanese salarymen crashing after a night of partying in Ginza or gap-year European student travelers traipsing around the world on a shoe-string budget, the micro-hotel concept seems to be sweeping the hospitality industry, and though it may be a bit early to call, this trend could pay big dividends to travel […]

Travel Affiliates Help Travel Suppliers Sell Distressed Inventory

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 […]

MyCreativeTours.com Offers Creative Experiential Tours and Big Travel Affiliate Payouts

Web 2.0 start-up MyCreativeTours, the website that is building the first experiential tour exchange that brings together travelers and local tour guides, is offering travel affiliates 30% commission on all bookings.  This program may be the catalyst that the company needs to propel it towards realizing its vision – “promote local tour guides’ creativity and […]