Jul 20, 2010
An affiliate program is offered by a Merchant where by the affiliate programs pay a commission to the Affiliate based on a percentage of the revenue generated by sales made by visitors coming from the Affiliates website.
Choosing the right affiliate program is an integral element of any affiliate website. It will determine not only what hotels are displayed on your website, but what data you can display and most importantly, how much money you can make for your website.
For an accommodation website, it is important to take into consideration the following elements before investing in an Affiliate Program; what is your commission, is there a setup fee, how many hotels are in the Merchants inventory, how long is the cookies duration, do they offer XML feeds and/or a CSV and do they offer co-branding, banners and deep Linking.
Below is a list of the more popular Affiliate Programs provided by Accommodation Merchants we suggest you familiarise yourself with.
- Agoda – http://www.agoda.com/partners/index.html
- ATDW (Australia) – http://www.atdw.com.au/
- Booking.com – http://www.booking.com/general.en.html?tmpl=docs/affiliates
- eTourism (Australia) – http://partners.etourism.com.au/
- Hostel Word – http://www.hostelworld.com/contactaffiliates.php
- HotelClub – https://affiliates.hotelclub.com/
- HotelsCombined – http://www.hotelscombined.com/Affiliates.aspx
- Mantra Group (Australia) – http://www.mghotels.com.au/affiliates/
- Octopus Travel – http://www.octopustravelaffiliates.com.au/
- Priceline – http://www.pricelinepartnernetwork.com
- RatesToGo – https://affiliates.ratestogo.com/
- RoamFree (Australia) – http://www.roamfreeaffiliatenetwork.com/
- World Choice Travel – http://www.worldchoicetravel.com/
- World Nomads – http://partners.worldnomads.com/