Tag Archives: Travel Affilate Programs

READ this – Airline & All other Travel Affiliates

I know you have heard about this……. This shit has been going on since the 70′s. Airlines hate their distribution system with a passion usually saved for ex-mother in laws.   And now, the siblings  American Airlines and its reservations system Sabre could not make it through the family Christmas party without getting drunk and throwing [...]

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 [...]

Why Hostels Are a Good Play for Travel Affiliates

The hostel industry is celebrating its centennial this year, and unlike some other industry segments that have come and gone since the first hostel was opened in Burg Altena, Germany in 1909 (does anyone remember the days when people crossed the Atlantic on ocean liners and not airplanes?), not only have hostels managed to survive, [...]

Things I Think I Think – June 22, 2009

This week’s musings, reflections and observations about travel affiliate marketing… 1. I think there is a gem of a finding for travel affiliates in Jones Lang LaSalle Hotels, one of the world’s leading professional services firms that specializes in hotel real estate, just released analysis of the U.S. lodging industry. In their FocusOn: Seven Winners [...]

Exploring Opportunities in Adventure Travel Affiliate Programs

By definition, the travel and tourism industry is large, global and is comprised of a vast (and ever growing) number of generic and specialty adjectival sectors and niches.  One of these adjectival niches, adventure travel, continues to grow in popularity among travelers around the world and from all indications to date, this super-travel niche seems [...]

Things I Think I Think – June 15, 2009

This week’s musings, reflections and observations about travel affiliate marketing… 1. I think that the travel companies that underwrite the cost of primary market research, customized surveys and technical studies about the travel industry and subsequently share the results with the rest of the travel industry should be universally lauded for their efforts and largesse.  [...]

Plunging Airline Traffic and Airfares Good News for Travel Affiliates?

Airline executives from around the world continue to paint a gloomy picture for their industry’s short- to medium-term prospects.  If you are a travel affiliate or a travel program manager with an affiliate network, you may want to take notice, for the airline industry’s plunging traffic and airfares could hold positive news for the travel [...]

Virgin Atlantic Ups Its Support for Travel Affiliates

Virgin Atlantic Airways (VS), arguably one of the most ardent airline supporters of the travel affiliate channel, has reinforced its commitment to U.S. based travel affiliates by announcing a new commission bonus program.  Effective immediately through June 22, 2009, Virgin Atlantic will pay an additional 2.5% – 3% commission or $25 (whichever is greater) on [...]

Air Travel Is For the Dogs – And Travel Affiliates!

The pet travel niche keeps growing, and that’s very good news for travel affiliates.  A new airline, Pet Airways, is set to begin its scheduled “pawssenger” service on July 14th, and the travel affiliate channel is a key element of their distribution strategy. TravelDividends wrote about the growing travel affiliate sales opportunities in the pet [...]

Things I Think I Think – June 01, 2009

This week’s musings, reflections and observations… 1. I think Cruises Inc’s aggressive push to recruit new travel agents from among the ranks of Generation X and Generation Y travelers is a much-needed (and long overdue) wake-up call to the cruise industry.  According to the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), the average age of today’s North [...]