Tag Archives: Hotel Affiliate Programs

Bookit.com – Look carefully

I bring Bookit to your attention for 2 reasons. They have great technology and very competitive pricing.  If you are going to play in the world of Travel Affiliate Programs you need to watch these guys. They built a back end  on there booking engine that allows Merchants to add their own product and pricing.   [...]

Roll-Out of Sandals Resorts’ Luxury Local Activities Division Offers Ancillary Revenue Opportunities to Travel Affiliates

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 [...]

Epoque Hotels Offers Value to Travelers and Travel Affiliates

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 [...]

New iPerceptions Hospitality Report Provides Travel Affiliates with Actionable Intelligence

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, [...]

Barceló Hotels Promotions Offer Great Value for Travelers and Travel Affiliates

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 [...]

Island Vacations Represent Great Travel Niches for Travel Affiliates – Part 2

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 [...]

How Travel Affiliates Can Capitalize on the Rebound in Caribbean Travel – Part 2

Please note that the following is a continuation from yesterday’s Blog post. Axiom Number 2: When You Come To a Fork in the Road, Take It If a hotel/resort or intermediary offer the same product, at the same price but at different travel affiliate commission levels, it stands to reason that travel affiliates follow ‘the [...]

How Travel Affiliates Can Capitalize on the Rebound in Caribbean Travel – Part 1

The Caribbean is heating-up again for travel affiliates as unprecedented numbers of hotels and resorts, together with their partner airlines and tour operators, are luring value-driven travelers back with a bevy of discounts, promotions and deals.  The critical question travel affiliates should be asking is: Given this flurry of supplier activity and pricing largesse, am [...]

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 [...]