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Anyone have any experience with travel affiliate programs?

Discussion in 'Affiliate Programs' started by Bostoncab, Jan 16, 2014.

  1. Bostoncab

    Bostoncab Elite Member

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    Anyone have any experience with travel affiliate programs? Can you recommend any? I have an idea to sell trips.
     
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    You can try WorldVentures
     
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    Bostoncab Elite Member

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    The 4th google result for a search of their name says scam
     
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    Don't try Expedia & hotelscombined.com they shave big time . 1 in 1000 converted for me . Frustrated I found a local tour operator who pays me monthly to send traffic to his tour packages .
     
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    Google's unfair competition really shows in the travel niche.

    Since google itself is an affiliate with most travel programs, they list tripadvisor and expedia tops, AND google's own affiliate traffic on sites it makes $$$ from.

    If you go into travel, google is your #1 competitor.

    Having said that, there are great affiliate programs including booking.com which is owned by expedia and I don't know how they're doing lately, but travelnow.com also wasn't bad. All these programs are owned by the same people, orbitz or something like that, so don't expect any real market competition in travel, it's the most monopolistic niche of all with google and a couple of companies controlling everything.
     
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    The travel industry is 100% commission based. If you want to promote a single location or package talk to the hotel and services, they usually pay 15% to 25% of official fee. I had an online travel agency for Costa Rica and you'll make much more money negotiating directly with the service providers individually than doing through an affiliate program. What are you planning to do? If you prefer to keep it private send me a PM and I'll give you my opinion based on my personal experience.
     
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    15%-25%?? That I want to see! Pass along the link of that company :p
     
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    You can make 10 to 20% commissions if you go direct. No affiliate program will pay that much, but if you have direct deals with hotels, restaurants and so on 20% is possible.
     
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    Exactly.. The direct deal with the hotels and travel services will pay 15% to 25%, some even higher... Affiliate programs might offer 20% of their 25% (5% of the sale amount or less)...

    I recommend going directly to the hotel, if they belong to a big chain they'll probably want a IATA code but if you are dealing with smaller brands or local B&B they are usually open to any individual.
     
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    Hey,


    ChineseAN focuses on the travel verticals so I'll definitely be able to show you some solid offers. In addition, I've got some ads/presales that may assist you when starting out. Do you want to chat on Skype? Add me at ( skype.rsuen ).


    Cheers,
    Ryan