Tag Archives: Travel Affiliate Programs

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 [...]

Long Road of Recovery Ahead for Beleaguered Hotel Industry

Based on the initial newsfeeds coming out of the 2009 Lodging Conference, for the beleaguered hotel industry – and travel affiliate marketers that sell hotels and resorts – the lodging industry’s recovery won’t come any time soon. The Lodging Conference, considered by many to be the premier hospitality industry event that draws the top ‘hotel [...]

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 [...]

Congratulations to Pepperjam and GSI Commerce…We Think

The affiliate marketing world is abuzz today, as the news about GSI Commerce’s acquisition of “certain assets” of Pepperjam spreads to all corners of the industry.   Much of the commentary we’ve read congratulates Kris Jones of Pepperjam and Michael Rubin of GSI Commerce, and their respective teams, for the strategic brilliance and great synergies underlying [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]