Msg#: 4382 posted 10:32 am on Apr 19, 2005 (gmt 0)
I'm running banners for a travel company which are selling airline tickets to my visitors. I'm currently only getting $2.50 per airfare which seems really low to me. Are there any reputable US travel companies paying 3-5% on the ticket value through their affiliate/partnership programs? I'm doing enough volume to interest most companies I just don't seem to be able to strike any good deals.
I am a professional travel agent in a brick and mortar shop and sometimes I am lucky to make more than $2.50 off of each booking. It has more to do with the airlines not paying the booking agents (expedia, travelocity, orbitz) any comission anymore. The way they make money is by charging a $5.00 booking fee off of everything they sell. Getting $2.50 is half of thier profits (on the surface)
Tough Tough world retail travel is.... That's why I'm getting out. Hope to do full time Affiliate Sales