| 11:08 am on Apr 19, 2005 (gmt 0)|
Thats about all you'll get I'm afraid. Many run a % or standard fee of between $2.50 and $5.
Try Opodos travel section on tradedoubler - They pay sterling.
| 12:39 pm on Apr 19, 2005 (gmt 0)|
I did put up a few UK links because the pound is so string against the USD,
Sadly the UK make up on 3% of my traffic so the good US deal is the most important to me.
| 2:52 pm on Apr 19, 2005 (gmt 0)|
|Are there any reputable US travel companies paying 3-5% on the ticket value |
The answer is no AFAIK. Even if you are a travel agency, airlines usually don't pay more than $15/ticket.
| 7:44 pm on Apr 19, 2005 (gmt 0)|
just pennies to be made off this unless you've got significant and very targeted traffic
| 10:11 pm on Apr 19, 2005 (gmt 0)|
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
| 6:29 am on Apr 20, 2005 (gmt 0)|
Thanks for the feedback Guys.
Given this advice I'm going to push the flight & Hotel combination to see if it makes a difference.
I'm expecting a slight drop in conversions but I'm hoping a few Hotel sales will make up for this.
| 7:49 am on Apr 20, 2005 (gmt 0)|
would adsense work well for a site like yours?
| 4:29 am on Apr 21, 2005 (gmt 0)|
|It has more to do with the airlines not paying the booking agents (expedia, travelocity, orbitz) any comission anymore. |
It is funny how they cut the very branch they were sitting on. I am looking forward to bankrupcy or two - although what is more likely to happen is another government bailout.