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Hotel commisisons in Italy

who is best to affiliate with?

     
10:09 am on Jun 17, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Hi All

We have a site will placed for hotels in Italy and we've been approached by a few companies selling hotel accommodation. They'd like us to affiliate with them.

Just wondering if anyone can recommend who is best?

For example I think Hotels Central pay up to 10%, and Venere pay 5%, but who sells more?

Are there other ones woth considering?

3:42 pm on June 17, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Historically you will find that there are never any replies to questions about hotel affiliates on WebmasterWorld...

...either nobody here is an hotel afiliate, or they are and choose not comment...

..take your pick :)

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The longer I've hung out here the more I've realized people say one thing and do another!

Sad world we live in.

3:17 am on June 18, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Why not ask the different companies to give you their stats on conversions once a surfer is on the booking page? If they want you as their affiliate, then surely they should be able to give you this info.
9:08 am on June 18, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Sure. But the stats on forms filled and actual sales will differ.

On top of that, I am not sure I trust all of these guys. I went to see an accommodation provider the other day. He showed me a login menu for another affiliate and he had a huge number of booking cancellations.

So I was hoping to just get a simple reference here from someone who is happy with their partner.

1:42 am on June 21, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I'll reply - though I don't sell hotels in Italy.

I kinda fell into selling hotels via aff... and am happy with the first one I tried - sticky me and I'll tell you which one [they are international](I dont think were suposed to talk too much about individual aff progs) -

I now use 3 different 'hotel' affiliates (2 are very small) - and always look how easy they are to use from a buyers point of view - (I should say I use 4 programs, but one don't work in that based on traffic and the other programs results I would expect about 10 times the sales I'm getting!)

From hotels - I've moved on to include flights, car hire, and tours/activities...
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There does seem to be a reluctance for 'tarvel affiliates' to talk too much about what works... If you have traffic and affiliate managers are calling, try them - you'll soon see what works.

I would also suggest if aff managers are calling - you've got a great start to building a good relationship with them. I find building a relationship with aff managers is good for business.

Hope this helps