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Who are the best affiliate in travel industry?
Alleks

10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 2513 posted 8:06 am on May 24, 2004 (gmt 0)

Summer time is coming and I am thinking about travel affiliate program advertising on my site newsletter and banner advertising.

I have read some topics here and reviewed some travel affiliate programs. But I am still not sure who is the best in travel industry? I am new here in travel and any help from experienced travel webmasters is greatly appreciated.
So here are the questions:

1. Which travel affiliate program is the best converting and most profitable for webmasters?

2. According to your experience is travel affiliate sector is convertable in summer time?

3. How do you think does customer agrees to pay more than $1000 using online services or he will prefer to pay cash in head office of travel company? And will i get my comissions from this transaction (if this customer was reffered by my site)?

 

europeforvisitors



 
Msg#: 2513 posted 2:11 pm on May 24, 2004 (gmt 0)

1. Which travel affiliate program is the best converting and most profitable for webmasters?

That depends on your topic and your audience.

2. According to your experience is travel affiliate sector is convertable in summer time?

Yes, although it's rather late to start planning a new site to capitalize on summer vacation traffic. (By the time your site is up and has its pages are listed in the search engines, the summer booking season wil be over.)

3. How do you think does customer agrees to pay more than $1000 using online services or he will prefer to pay cash in head office of travel company?

That depends on the customer and the type of transaction (air, hotel, cars, or whatever). I'd guess that cruises and package tours are mostly booked through travel agents, but independent services such as hotel rooms and transportation services are often booked online.

And will i get my comissions

Yes, if you're dealing with reputable companies and you earn more than the minimum required for payout.

A word of warning: The travel sector is extremely crowded and competitive, and the people who make good money from affiliate sales are either very talented SEO types who know how to "game" the search engines or publishers of medium- to high-traffic content sites with commercially viable topics. If you're looking to make quick money, travel probably isn't the best place to start.

cornwall

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 2513 posted 3:05 pm on May 24, 2004 (gmt 0)

It is probably wise to remember that affiliate commissions in the travel sector are for consumed bookings.

In other words you do not get paid till the person actually checks out of the hotel, and even then probably an average 6 weeks after that for monthly payments.

So it takes a long time to build income :(

Alleks

10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 2513 posted 3:51 pm on May 24, 2004 (gmt 0)

2 Europeforvisitors

I am not talking about new web site optimized for travel. I have a new indexed by Google web site and summer - it's a time when traffic have to flow to my site (I hope so). My service is not targeted to any of popular affiliate section (like travel or dating) so now I'm thinking about which one of affiliate programs would be more effective in newsletters and greeting cards which people sending to each others?

I think that travel is the best sector for summer time period because it would be the targeted advertising for any visitor (>18 years old). But from research I have never found profitable affiliate programs. Usually travel companies pays 2-3% percents for car booking for example. As a proffesional in this industry what would you suggest for me? I have read some good testimonial about IAN.com affiliate. Is this one affiliate is good or not?

europeforvisitors



 
Msg#: 2513 posted 9:43 pm on May 24, 2004 (gmt 0)

I'm not familiar with the program that you mention. In any case, I'm skeptical about the value of non-targeted affiliate links, if only because clickthrough rates are likely to be extremely low.

cornwall

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 2513 posted 9:49 pm on May 24, 2004 (gmt 0)

IAN.com

It's Hotel.com & TravelNow.com

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