Tag Archives: Insider News

Is There a Profit Opportunity for Travel Affiliates With British Airways’ New Business-Class Only Service?

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) [...]

Things I Think I Think – September 28, 2009

This week’s musings, reflections and observations about travel affiliate marketing… 1. I think travel affiliates and travel suppliers might find Ad-ology Research’s recent survey conclusion that the majority of Americans are making their travel plans offline a bit disconcerting. Ad-ology Research conducts research and provides forecasts, analysis and insights to some 2,000 advertising agencies, media [...]

Does Your Travel Affiliate Program Include Private Jet Charters?

Like the jet-setting and deal-making customers they serve, savvy travel affiliates are quietly making money in the private jet charter market as the economy begins to dig-out of the recession. If you’re like most folks, you probably believe that the premium business travelers’ use of commercial airlines and corporate jets has tanked since the onset [...]

Things I Think I Think – September 21, 2009

This week’s musings, reflections and observations about travel affiliate marketing… 1. I think if as a travel affiliate or travel supplier you are unclear about your customers’ expectations and reactions when visiting your website, then you should read Akamai Technologies’ new ‘2 Seconds’ study. According to the study, which was conducted by Forrester Consulting on [...]

Travel Agents Have ‘A-Lists’ – Why Not Travel Affiliates?

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 [...]

Travel Affiliates May Find ideeli.com an Ideal Ancillary Revenue Opportunity

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 [...]

Things I Think I Think – September 14, 2009

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 [...]

Ancillary Revenue Growth is Good for Airlines and Travel Affiliates

Airlines worldwide generated more than $10.25 billion in ancillary revenue in 2008, a figure we suspect has both airlines and airline travel affiliates smiling.  Based on a thorough analysis of  financial statements from 92 airlines, brand consultancy IdeaWorks says airlines are increasingly looking to revenue generated form unbundled services to offset deteriorating average ticket prices [...]

Things I Think I Think – September 7, 2009

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 [...]

Things I Think I Think – August 31, 2009

This week’s musings, reflections and observations about travel affiliate marketing… 1. I think IMShopping’s major conclusion from their recent survey on online consumer buying sentiments that almost 80% of all U.S. adult online shoppers who have purchase items on line in the last 6 months miss the personalized service they receive from bricks & mortar [...]