Tag Archives: Tour Operators

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 Can Score Points with Virgin Vacations and the NFL

Travel affiliates have lots of opportunities to ‘score’ by selling package tours; Virgin Vacations, together with official NFL events packager NFL On Location, have joined the fray by offering travel affiliates a niche revenue-producing opportunity. As every football addict knows, the NFL plays one game annually in Europe, and this year’s contest is slated for [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Incredible Travel Affiliate Opportunity with Incredible Adventures

Travel affiliates have the opportunity to partner with a host of tour operators that provide travel products and experiences that literally range from the simple to the sublime.  When thinking about the latter category from the perspective of one-off travel experiences, adventure travel might well represent the category’s apogee.  Assuming this is true, then the [...]

Travel Affiliate Sales Opportunities in the Escorted Tours Niche – 3

This is the last of three articles in this week’s blog posts which highlight travel affiliate opportunities in the escorted tour operator niche. Just about every tour operator (TO) offers their products and services on both a ‘bricks and mortar’ and online basis.  However, a small – but growing – number of TOs limit their [...]

Travel Affiliate Sales Opportunities in the Escorted Tours Niche – 2

This is the second of three articles we’re featuring in this week’s blog that focus on Escorted Tour Operators that also offer Travel Affiliate Programs. One of the reasons why the tour operator travel industry segment represents a great opportunity for travel affiliate marketers is the breadth and depth of the products available across the [...]

Travel Affiliate Sales Opportunities in the Escorted Tours Niche

This is the first of three articles we’ll be featuring in this week’s blog that focus on Escorted Tour Operators that offer Travel Affiliate Programs. Because of their intrinsic value, all-inclusive travel packages are one of the easiest and most profitable travel products that travel affiliates can sell.  Among the most popular types of all-inclusive [...]

Things I Think I Think – July 20, 2009

This week’s musings, reflections and observations about travel affiliate marketing… 1. I think that American Airlines (AA) needs to ‘wake up and smell the travel affiliate roses’.  AA just released its second quarter financials, and – surprise, surprise – they reported a net loss of $390 million. In a prepared statement to employees, Gerard Arpey, [...]