Tag Archives: Revenue Opportunities

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 [...]

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 [...]

Are Travel Affiliates and Travel Agents Selling to the Same Travelers?

Tripology’s latest Trend Report reveals travelers using travel agents have doubled their per trip travel budgets, leading us to ask whether travel affiliates are experiencing a similar upswing in their business. Tripology, an interactive travel referral service that sells pre-qualified vacation leads posted by leisure travelers on its site to specialist travel agents, conducts a [...]

Will the Rising Wave of Travel Agent Service Fees Bring a Surge in Travel Affiliate Cruise Sales?

Travel affiliates, listen up: according to a new survey, travel agents are increasingly levying client service fees; if this trend continues it may provide the impetus for more cruise lines to set-up travel affiliate programs.  What prompts TravelDividends to make this prediction?  Basically a somewhat ‘throw-away’ line in a survey we recently read about the [...]

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 [...]

Swingers Website and Caribbean All-Inclusive Partnership – the Next New Travel Affiliate Niche?

LoveVoodoo.com, a leading adult dating and swingers’ community site, and one of the top Caribbean resorts, SuperClubs’ Hedonism II, have teamed-up to offer 4 unique themed events at the über all-inclusive in 2010. Could this partnership result in a new travel affiliate micro-niche? The travel industry has long been renowned for providing the context for [...]

CruiseDirect.com Offers Travel Affiliates a Direct Line to Cruise Bookings

If you are one of the many travel affiliates looking to sell cruises, but have been stymied by the inability to directly access cruise product, then Travel Dividends suggests you look into CruiseDirect.com’s travel affiliate program. The cruise industry is generally acknowledged to be one of the fastest growing segments in the travel industry.  According [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

All-Inclusive Resorts Allure Travelers and Travel Affiliates

If we were playing the TV game show Jeopardy!, and the clue to the ‘question’ is…‘sun and fun vacation at a resort with miles of sandy beaches, gentle trade winds blowing and a smorgasbord of fine food and seemingly limitless activities and entertainment’, then most contestants (and travel affiliates) would offer “what is an all-inclusive” [...]