Tag Archives: Online Travel Agency (OTA) Programs

Labor Day Weekend Travel Deals Spell Opportunities for Travel Affiliates

Orbitz Insider Index notes that travel suppliers are offering deep discounts for the upcoming Labor Day weekend – this translates into big opportunities for travelers and travel affiliates alike. Traditionally, holiday weekends are a time when airlines, hotels, cruise lines, tour operators and other travel suppliers are able to mark-up their products at a premium.  [...]

Travelers Send Online Travel Players a Wake-Up Call

I just finished reading excerpts from Forrester Research’s latest analysis of the U.S traveler’s online travel shopping experience, and to put it simply, the picture this noted market research firm paints is not pretty.  This rather scathing report, Using Digital Channels To Calm The Angry Traveler, essentially calls for travel suppliers, online travel agencies and [...]

All Inclusive Outlet’s Travel Affiliate Program Makes Selling All-Inclusives Easy

All-inclusive packages are a big hit with travel affiliates, especially during recessions; All Inclusive Outlet’s travel affiliate program makes it easy for travel affiliates to tap into this profitable travel niche. Founded in 1998, All Inclusive Outlet is one of the oldest and most respected online travel agencies specializing in all-inclusive vacations.  Today, this OTA [...]

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 [...]

Island Vacations Represent Great Travel Niches for Travel Affiliates – Part 1

The proverb ‘good things come in small packages’ often rings true for many things in life, including, in our view, the travel and travel affiliate industries.  Within this context, TravelDividends believes island vacation packages are a wonderful example of this old adage and representative of the types of untapped travel affiliate opportunities available in the [...]

Online Travel Agencies are ‘Banking’ on Travel Affiliates

Creativity has always been a hallmark of both the online travel agency (OTA) sector and the travel affiliate marketing channel.  Case in point: look no further than Expedia Affiliate Network and One Travel Partner Network, as each is ‘banking’ (literally and figuratively) on affiliate marketers to grow their private label businesses. Expedia Affiliate Network (EAN) [...]

LeisureLink Teams-Up With Priceline, But Direct-Link to Travel Affiliates is Better

Question: When does the broadening of a major travel supplier’s travel distribution channel result in less revenue opportunities for travel affiliates?  Answer: When the new channel pays affiliates less than the supplier’s existing affiliate program!  This seems to be the case with LeisureLink’s new distribution deal with Priceline when compared to their existing program with [...]

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 [...]

Expedia Affiliate Network Ratchets-Up Support For Travel Affiliates

The overall picture for Expedia, Inc. may be a bit cloudy and turbulent, but the opposite seems to be true for Expedia Affiliate Network (EAN), and more specifically, the business prospects for the thousands of travel affiliates that are members of  the online travel agency’s (OTA’s) affiliate network. Expedia Affiliate Network has been on somewhat [...]