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26 Best Travel Affiliate Programs for 2024 (Based on Data)

This year my travel blog has generated over $50,000 in revenue from affiliate marketing alone. And it's only August!

Here's a peek at what it's looked like so far this year:

travel affiliate revenue

What's more, this travel blog earns twice as much through affiliate marketing than it does from display ads with Mediavine.

So in case you're wondering, YES, you can still do great as a travel affiliate today. It all comes down to writing the right type of content that fits into the "buying phase" of the trip-planning process.

Want to learn more? In this post I'm going to share:

  • The most profitable affiliate programs for travel bloggers
  • Tips for promoting different types of travel products and services
  • Common mistakes travel bloggers make when monetizing their websites

But first, a quick note how I created this list (so you know it's legit).

How we compiled this list of programs

We compiled a list of roughly 50 top travel blogs . This include mainstays like Nomadic Matt , Santorini Dave , and Expert Vagabond . Plus, smaller and niche sites focusing on specific destinations, geographies, and activities to add in some variety.

Then, we ran each site through our Affiliate Link Scanner to discover which affiliate programs and merchants they linked to the most.

(Because after all, if someone creates 10 articles about a single product, there's a very good chance it's converting for them.)

Finally, we grouped together the programs by common categories, like accommodation, tours, and insurance, so it'd be easier for you to navigate.

The result is a list of the best travel affiliate programs for bloggers — all based on what the world's best travel blogs are promoting today. So, here it is.

Travel Affiliate Programs

These travel affiliate programs fall into a couple of main categories: hotel affiliate programs , travel tours affiliate programs, outdoor gear affiliate programs , luxury travel affiliate programs, rental car affiliate programs , train and airline affiliate programs , and travel insurance affiliate programs.

A mouthful, I know — but exactly which products you choose will depend on the kind of content you like to write and who your audience is.

Here are the best travel affiliate programs to promote in 2024:

  • Booking.com affiliate program
  • Viator affiliate program
  • FareHarbor affiliate program
  • GetYourGuide affiliate program
  • RentalCars.com affiliate program
  • Discover Cars affiliate program
  • Klook affiliate program
  • Plum Guide affiliate program
  • Outdoorsy affiliate program
  • RVShare affiliate program
  • Skyscanner affiliate program
  • Momondo affiliate program
  • KAYAK affiliate program
  • HostelWorld affiliate program
  • Interrail Pass / Eurail Pass affiliate program
  • REI affiliate program
  • TripAdvisor affiliate program
  • G Adventures affiliate program
  • Intrepid Travel affiliate program
  • CityPASS affiliate program
  • Priority Pass affiliate program
  • World Nomads affiliate program
  • SafetyWing affiliate program
  • Wise (formerly Transferwise) affiliate program
  • Omio affiliate program
  • Ferryhopper affiliate program

Booking.com

booking.com affiliate program

  • Program name: Booking.com Affiliate Program
  • Commission: 25-34% of Booking.com's cut (Booking.com), 4% of gross sale amount (CJ Affiliate)
  • Cookie duration: 0 days
  • Markets: Global

Booking.com is the single most popular travel affiliate program from all our research across dozens of top travel blogs.

And for good reason: hotels are extremely profitable. First off, they're expensive at around $100 per night in a lot of destination. And then, people tend to book multiple nights in a single session.

The result is great commissions, so long as you're writing content that captures people right before they book.

What you'll notice as a hotel affiliate is a high cancelation rate, sometimes as high as 30-40%. It's hard to avoid, as free cancelation policies virtually encourage this. Even so, the profits to be made are still exceptional.

One unusual aspect of Booking.com is that it doesn't use an actual cookie. You only get credit for Bookings that happen "in-session". So you'll want to target people who are minutes away from booking accommodation to secure a sale.

Despite the drawbacks, Booking.com has such name recognition and converts well enough to make it one of the best travel affiliate programs you can promote.

Hotel affiliate tips: Here are a few of my top tips for recommending hotels and accommodation to your travel blog readers as an affiliate:

  • Make your recommendation early. Don't make the mistake of putting your recommended hotel links at the bottom of your posts. Summarize your recommended place to stay at the top in a "Trip Summary" with scannable bullet points.
  • Make your recommendation clear. If you loved somewhere you stayed, make it clear. 1-2 sentences are enough to earn the click if your recommendation is genuine.
  • Test your link text. Try calls-to-action like "check availability" and "see more images". These demand less commitment from the reader than "book now". But no matter what, you should be tracking and testing these to see which converts best for your audience.

One important note for new affiliates is that Booking.com does require you reach a minimum of 100€ in commissions before they pay you out. Given the average commission though, most travel affiliates will be able to reach this in a reasonable amount of time.

You also only earn a commission after a booking is completed and the host or hotel has reported a successful stay. That means your commissions are often only paid many months after the booking happens.

While the money with Booking.com isn't quick, the payouts are dependable and the revenue from a high season's worth of bookings can set you up for a good part of the year.

viator affiliate program

  • Program name: Viator Affiliate Program
  • Commission: 8% (Viator), 4% (ShareASale)
  • Cookie duration: 30 days
  • Alternatives: GetYourGuide at 8% and up (GetYourGuide), 5% (Skimlinks), 7% base (Awin), 7% (CJ Affiliate) , or Klook at 2-5%

Viator is an online platform for booking travel tours, experiences, and activities. While GetYourGuide could be seen as more present in Europe, Viator has an excellent selection of activities in the United States and Canada.

So if your focus is on domestic tourism within North America, this could be a great affiliate program for your travel blog.

Viator's direct program offers an 8% base commission rate. Paired with the 30-day cookie period, and your reader has a lot of time after clicking your link to go through with booking their travel experience.

To make the most from Viator, make sure that tours you promote have great reviews, ratings, and photos. If you can add your own into the article itself and share a personal experience, that's a recipe for a strong conversion rate.

FareHarbor Affiliate Program

  • Program name: FareHarbor Affiliate Program
  • Network / Software: FareHarbor Distribution Network
  • Commission: 15% on the ticket price, 75% of FareHarbor's cut
  • Cookie duration: Not listed
  • Markets: US, CA, EU

FareHarbor, a Booking Holdings company, is the leading booking platform for tour and activity operators worldwide, with its largest presence in North America and Europe.

FareHarbor has its own affiliate network — the FareHarbor Distribution Network (FHDN). It directly connects 30,000 guided tours, outdoor activities, and other experience providers with affiliates like you - with no middleman to share commission with.

You can earn a commission rate as high as 15% (one of the highest in the industry!) for an average basket value of $100-$150.

Commissions are paid for bookings made "in-session"; so there is no cookie window, but research has shown that most activity bookings happen while bookers are already in-destination.

Within its affiliate network, FareHarbor also offers the possibility to connect with account managers who provide insights and suggestions of the best tours to feature on your website, answer questions, and automates the invoicing and payment process.

GetYourGuide

getyourguide affiliate program

  • Program name: GetYourGuide Affiliate Program
  • Commission: 8% and up (GetYourGuide), 5% (Skimlinks), 7% base (Awin), 7% (CJ Affiliate)
  • Cookie duration: 31 days (GetYourGuide), Not listed (Skimlinks), 30 days (Awin, CJ Affiliate)
  • Markets: Global (GetYourGuide), Global (Skimlinks), US (Awin), US, FR, DE, UK (CJ Affiliate)
  • Alternatives: Viator at 8% (Viator), 4% (ShareASale) , or Klook at 2-5%

GetYourGuide is a place to book travel experiences and activities online. Think guided tours, boat rides, skip-the-line tickets, city guides, and group tours large and small.

In addition to working with local tour operators, GetYourGuide also has their own Originals series of tours they run themselves. These tours are based the massive amount of data they have about the kinds of activities people like best.

GetYourGuide offers an 8% base commission rate through their direct program, though successful affiliates can negotiate for rates as high as 10 and 12%.

Paired with a 30-day cookie period, the rates are favorable for landing commissions. Especially if you cover Europe on your travel blog, since the selection on GetYourGuide is great.

The key is to promote these activities in the right kind of content, at the moment when people are most likely to book. Here are some tips on that.

Tips for promoting travel tours as an affiliate: Link to tours on articles about things to do in a city, itineraries, day trips from a city, how to reach a place, food tours, or guides to a location-specific activities or bucketlist experiences.

One thing to consider is that people browsing "things to do" posts tend to fall into two camps: people who are dreaming of a destination and people who are already there.

As such, these kind of posts can result in good revenue for affiliates, but have a lower affiliate RPM because the traffic intent is split between far future planning and immediate booking.

RentalCars.com

rentalcars.com affiliate program

  • Program name: RentalCars.com Affiliate Program
  • Commission: 40% of RentalCar.com's cut (RentalCars.com), 6% of sales (CJ Affiliate)
  • Cookie duration: 0 days (RentalCars.com), 30 days (CJ Affiliate)
  • Alternatives: Discover Cars at 70% of rental car profit, 30% on Full Coverage insurance revenue (Post Affiliate Pro), 54% of rental car profit, 23% on Full Coverage insurance revenue (ShareASale)

RentalCars.com is a great example of how much of an opportunity transportation is a big opportunity for travel blogger affiliates.

As one of the biggest rental car comparison websites online, RentalCars.com has got great brand recognition and overall does prove to have some solid deals.

If you tend to do road trips or just prefer to socially distance from your fellow travelers, rental car affiliate programs are a great addition to your travel content.

The two main rental car affiliate programs we found in our analysis were RentalCars.com and Discover Cars (also in this guide). Depending on your audience, one or the other might convert better, so it's worth testing each.

Tips for promoting rental cars: Obviously, it works best to promote rental cars for places where you might like to have a car to get around, and parking isn't too terrible. Think road trips, regional trips, and destinations where people are likely to visit multiple towns or cities in a single trip.

The longer the person's trip is, the more commission you earn. So thinking about destinations where people tend to spend a longer amount of time driving around is helpful.

Discover Cars

discover cars affiliate program

  • Program name: Discover Cars Affiliate Program
  • Commission: 70% of rental car profit, 30% on Full Coverage insurance revenue (Post Affiliate Pro), 54% of rental car profit, 23% on Full Coverage insurance revenue (ShareASale)
  • Cookie duration: 365 days
  • Alternatives: RentalCars.com at 40% of RentalCar.com's cut (RentalCars.com), 6% of sales (CJ Affiliate)

Discover Cars is a brand I wasn't familiar with until compiling the data for this article. But then I saw it everywhere.

Their merchant page on ShareASale got my attention:

"We partner with some of the top webmasters in the travel vertical who are earning on average $2,500 USD per month with a traffic of 100K."

This means average commissions vary from $20-$50 per sale, and with a super generous 1-year cookie. With affiliate commissions like that, it's easy to imagine that adding some car rental links to your existing content could be pretty profitable.

You may find it interesting to try out both RentalCars.com and Discover Cars and see which one converts better for your readers.

klook affiliate program

  • Program name: Klook Affiliate Program
  • Commission: 2-5%
  • Alternatives: GetYourGuide at 8% and up (GetYourGuide), 5% (Skimlinks), 7% base (Awin), 7% (CJ Affiliate) , or Viator at 8% (Viator), 4% (ShareASale)

Klook is a Hong Kong-based travel tours and experience platform. As such, we found Klook promoted most on blogs that focus on Asian countries like Japan, Korea, Singapore, China, Taiwan, and Vietnam.

With that said, since the pandemic and the turndown of international tourism in Asia, Klook has doubled down on Europe and North America as target markets. So you'll want to test promoting similar activities between Klook, Viator, and GetYourGuide to see which resonates most with your audience.

Right on the bottom of their homepage, you can see a pretty clear list of their top performing activities and tours.

Let this inspire you on the type of content to create as a travel affiliate:

klook top offers

Apart from tours and activities, Klook is also a reseller of train tickets, WiFi rentals, and Sim cards. Especially if your readers are traveling to a country in Asia for the first time, there are probably a number of products and conveniences you can help them discover through Klook.

Plum Guide affiliate program

  • Program name: Plum Guide Affiliate Program
  • Commission: 7-10%
  • Cookie duration: 90 days
  • Markets: AU, CA, ES, UK, US

Plum Guide is like a fancier version of Airbnb, where stays start at 139€ and go up from there. They select the top 1% of properties in a few of the most popular vacation destinations, like London, Paris, New York, Los Angeles, Rome, Milan, Copenhagen, Madrid, Barcelona, Lisbon, Berlin and Tel Aviv.

So while the properties on Plum Guide might be too expensive for the average traveler, the bookings you can make through this program tend to be on the higher end if they go through.

On top of that, the generous 90-day cookie period means you have a lot of time for the guest to actually book their stay after they start their research process on your website.

If you cater to luxury travellers, Plum Guide could be a good addition to the hotel affiliate programs you're already promoting.

Outdoorsy affiliate program

  • Program name: Outdoorsy Affiliate Program
  • Commission: $60.00 or more per booking
  • Markets: US, CA (AvantLink), US, CA (CJ Affiliate), US, CA (Tune (HasOffers))
  • Alternatives: RVShare at 5% for each stay, $7.00 for each new RV listed (CJ Affiliate), 6.4% for each stay, $7.00 for each new RV listed (FlexOffers) , or Camping World at 4% commission

Who wants to take bets that RVing, renting camper vans, and hitting the road is going to be the most popular travel activities next Summer?

While hotels are some of the most lucrative affiliate programs for travel bloggers , RVs and camper vans take their place when it comes to destinations popular for their natural beauty.

Think about national parks and places famous for their camping and wildlife.

Apart from the solid commissions at $60+ per booking, Outdoorsy is available in both the US and Canada. So if you're outdoors activities in North America, there's a good chance you'll be covered.

Look no further than the Outdoorsy homepage for a roadmap (ha!) to their most popular places to rent an RV:

RV rental locations

The great commissions and cookie period make this an excellent affiliate program for both travel and outdoors-focused websites.

You will need to reach $100 in earnings to trigger a payout from AvantLink, CJ, or Tune (formerly HasOffers). But with these commissions, that shouldn't be an issue.

rvshare affiliate program

  • Program name: RVShare Affiliate Program
  • Commission: 5% for each stay, $7.00 for each new RV listed (CJ Affiliate), 6.4% for each stay, $7.00 for each new RV listed (FlexOffers)
  • Cookie duration: 30 days (CJ Affiliate), 45 days (FlexOffers)
  • Markets: US
  • Alternatives: Outdoorsy at $60.00 or more per booking , or Camping World at 4% commission

RVShare is an RV marketplace where both RV owners and those looking to rent can connect. It includes a range of vehicles from pop-ups to luxury motor homes.

With an average order value of $699, according to the program landing page, that means an average commission of about $34.95. Not bad at all, but not nearly as good as Outdoorsy , assuming a comparable conversion rate.

Still an extremely solid option if you need to promote RV or van rentals in places Outdoorsy doesn't cover. At least, as the homepage claims, it is the largest RV rental marketplace.

Similar to Outdoorsy, popular destinations are plastered right on the homepage:

RV rental locations

Take any of these for inspiration on the types of destinations that people tend to visit by RV, and you'll be ahead of the curve.

Skyscanner Affiliate Program

  • Program name: Skyscanner Affiliate Program
  • Commission: 20% Direct and booking

Skyscanner is a metasearch engine and travel agency based out of Scotland with average site visits of over 100 million people per month. The site specializes in helping travelers search, choose, and book from a wide variety of flight, hotel, and car hire deals from over 1,200 travel providers. The website is also available in 35 languages across 60 countries.

Skyscanner is an easy sell, given its brand recognition and how trusted it is among regular travelers. The company’s airline affiliate program currently provides commissions on sales of flights and hotel bookings. The pay-outs are a share of the commissions offered to Skyscanner by their travel partners. Expect to earn in the region of 20% commissions for bookings.

You have three different ways to sell Skyscanner’s products:

  • Embed widgets on your website.
  • Use the company’s text links or banners or generate your own unique referral link.
  • Create an innovative travel website or app by connecting to Skyscanner’s Flights API.

Overall, Skyscanner is a reliable choice for travel deals and a superior inventory of travel products.

Momondo Affiliate Program

  • Program name: Momondo Affiliate Program
  • Commission: $0.06-$0.60 per sale depending on the types of product and clickout (desktop, mobile) (CJ Affiliate), $0.09-$0.87 per sale depending on the types of product and clickout (desktop, mobile) (CJ Affiliate), $0.45 per click out for desktop and tablet, $0.65 per click out for mobile (Webgains), 0.05-0.46% per sale depending on the types of product and clickout (desktop, mobile) (FlexOffers), $0.07-$0.66 per sale depending on the types of product and clickout (desktop, mobile) (FlexOffers), A$0.38-A$0.83 (Skimlinks), (Skimlinks), (Sovrn)
  • Markets: CA (CJ Affiliate), US (CJ Affiliate), Global (Webgains), CA (FlexOffers), US (FlexOffers), AU (Skimlinks), Global (Skimlinks), Global (Sovrn)

Momondo is a travel fare metasearch engine and aggregator owned by KAYAK. Similar to KAYAK, Momondo searches and displays cheap fares for tickets, stays, car rentals, and experiences.

The good news about Momondo’s affiliate program is that they’re open to even smaller blogs. So, if you’re just starting out as an affiliate, this might be a great opportunity. They’re open to content sites, established travel sites, and even email as long as the email content has been pre-approved by the company.

All you need to do is sign up on any of the associate affiliate network partners, receive your link and embed it to your website. You have the potential to earn US$0.65 per click on desktops and tablets and US$0.45 per click on mobile searches. Right now, the affiliate product is available for flights only. Also, reach out to the brand directly for additional support and exclusive deals if you have more than 200,000 unique site visitors a month.

KAYAK Affiliate Program

  • Program name: KAYAK Affiliate Program
  • Commission: 0-50% (KAYAK), $0.08-$1.90 per sale depending on the types of product and clickout (desktop, mobile) (CJ Affiliate), £0.11-£0.33 per sale depending on the types of product and clickout (desktop, mobile) (CJ Affiliate), $0.08-$0.66 per sale depending on the types of product and clickout (desktop, mobile) (CJ Affiliate), $0.07-$0.61 per sale depending on the types of product and clickout (desktop, mobile) (FlexOffers), 0.06-0.83% per sale depending on the types of product and clickout (desktop, mobile) (FlexOffers), £0.28 per click on flights, hotel and car searches (TradeTracker)
  • Cookie duration: Not listed (KAYAK, CJ Affiliate, FlexOffers, TradeTracker), 30 days (CJ Affiliate, FlexOffers)
  • Markets: Global (KAYAK), US (CJ Affiliate), UK (CJ Affiliate), CA (CJ Affiliate), CA (FlexOffers), US (FlexOffers), CH, DE, ES, FR, IT, NL, PL, UK (TradeTracker)

KAYAK is a popular metasearch engine and online travel agency from the United States. The company offers a wide range of travel products, including flights, stays, car rentals, and experiences. From a branding perspective, the KAYAK website accounts for more than 6 million searches annually, and affiliates have already earned over US$76 million in sales.

KAYAK also has one of the most advanced and rewarding airline affiliate programs:

  • Earn 50% commissions from clicks, bookings, and ad revenue for flights, hotels, cars, and packages.
  • Easily customize your website for marketing with deep links, widgets, search boxes, white labeling, and API. You can even customize the solution to your needs.
  • Dedicated affiliate support includes technical setup and assistance for scaling up.
  • Track your earnings and performance on your very own affiliate portal.

Sign up to the KAYAK affiliate network directly on their website. Alternatively, you’ll also find the affiliate program listed on CJ Affiliate, FlexOffers, and TradeTracker.

HostelWorld

hostelworld affiliate program

  • Program name: HostelWorld Affiliate Program
  • Commission: 18-22%
  • Alternatives: Booking.com at 25-34% of Booking.com's cut (Booking.com), 4% of gross sale amount (CJ Affiliate)

Got a budget-conscious audience? HostelWorld is a great alternative to Booking.com if your readers are college students, young people, or generally looking to travel long-term on a shoestring budget.

It's been a pretty long time since I stayed in a hostel, so I don't promote hostels myself. However, in our research we found tons of links to HostelWorld on top travel blogs and websites.

And even if you're not into hostels, HostelWorld seems to be branching out into the suddenly crowded market for travel experiences.

Tips for promoting hostels: Most people staying in hostels are doing it for budget-conscious reasons. So promote hostels in content targeting a younger demographic (such as college students).

Interrail Pass / Eurail Pass

interrail pass affiliate program

  • Program name: Interrail Pass / Eurail Pass Affiliate Program
  • Commission: 3%
  • Alternatives: Omio at 2-8% depending on customer country

Eurail is a rail pass which permits travel through 33 European countries by train. It gives travelers unrivaled flexibility. If you miss a train, in most cases you can simply hop on board the next one.

You also save the hassle of booking train tickets in advance, though in most cases you still have to make a reservation with a small 10-20€ surcharge for high-speed and night trains.

Eurail have both multi-day and multi-country passes that travelers can tailor to their journey. Travelers can also choose a single-country pass, in case they want to just travel one country extensively by train.

Interrail is basically the same thing but designed for European residents.

Either way, you can earn a 3% commission. And with an average order value of £298.27 ($408.85), this could mean an average commission around $12.

REI affiliate program

  • Program name: REI Affiliate Program
  • Commission: 5%
  • Cookie duration: 15 days
  • Brands: Arc'teryx, Black Diamond, Columbia, Merrel, Mountain Hardwear, Osprey, Outdoor Research, Patagonia, prAna, REI Co-op, Salomon, Shimano, and Smartwool.
  • Alternatives: Patagonia at 8% , or Osprey at 8%

REI is the most promoted affiliate program for outdoor gear after Amazon, according to our analysis.

It's not exactly a surprise, as REI is a trusted name with a lot of brand loyalty behind it. They offer a wide range of products from camping and hiking gear to gear for climbing, cycling, kayaking, running, snow sports, and more.

REI is a perfect brand to promote whether your website is focused on travel, nature, outdoors, or sports.

The tricky part is that AvantLink and REI are particular about who they accept into their program. So you'll need to apply with an established website for a chance to get accepted.

REI offers over 200 articles from popular brands like Arc'teryx, Black Diamond, Columbia, and Patagonia.

So if you're able to get in, those brand pages are a great place to start for insights into REI's most popular and high-converting products and product categories.

TripAdvisor

tripadvisor affiliate program

  • Program name: TripAdvisor Affiliate Program
  • Commission: 50% of click out (CJ Affiliate), 16% of the revenue generated when users click on commerce links and/or ads throughout the TripAdvisor site (FlexOffers)
  • Cookie duration: 14 days (CJ Affiliate), 1 days (FlexOffers)

TripAdvisor is one of the most popular trip-planning websites online. On TripAdvisor, you can link to restaurants, attractions, and accommodation.

Basically, the TripAdvisor affiliate program shares revenue with affiliates based on leads, rather than sales. That means you'll generate many more, smaller commissions (think, $0.20 - $0.50 in most cases) than you would if you linked directly to the accommodation providers that TripAdvisor partners with.

But it's important to know that you'll only generate affiliate revenue if the click you send to TripAdvisor results in a click out to a hotel property. No other type of click out generates a commission for you.

Whether or not this is a good strategy for you heavily depends on the type of content you're writing. For content that's early in the trip-planning journey, this could make sense. But there you're still hoping to get lucky, as opposed to being intentional about the kind of content and links you're promoting.

If you're writing guides designed for people who are actively booking their stay, promoting hotels through Booking.com, Agoda, or Hotels.com will likely prove more profitable.

G Adventures

g adventures affiliate program

  • Program name: G Adventures Affiliate Program

Whereas GetYourGuide, Klook, and Voyagin are all tour companies, G Adventures focused on multi-day, small-group tours that rack up a big price tag — and resulting commission.

According to their FAQs, G Adventures' average order value is $2,600. At a 6% commission, that's $156 per sale on average.

Naturally, buying a tour like this is a much longer decision-making process. Luckily G Adventures also gives its affiliates a generous 90-day cookie window.

This makes it a great option if you're able to capture a reader's email address and send them a travel guide on the location, and following up with a couple emails about this tour. Sometimes these tours also have sales, too.

Tips for promoting small group, multi-day tours: Focus on destinations that may be more difficult to reach individually, or organized cross-country tours for Americans visiting Europe.

You'll notice their website features destinations like Machu Pichu, which can be complicated to reach on your own. Same story for places where travelers may not feel confident driving themselves.

In our research, we noticed both G Adventures and Intrepid Travel being promoted most heavily on South and Central America-focused travel websites.

Intrepid Travel

intrepid travel affiliate program

  • Program name: Intrepid Travel Affiliate Program
  • Commission: 4% on sales, $0.50 per lead
  • Markets: US, CA, EU, UK
  • Alternatives: G Adventures at 5%

Intrepid Travel is an alternative to consider for a lot of the same destinations as G Adventures. They cater primarily to North American and European travelers going to places in South and Central America, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East.

Here are some examples of the types of trips you'll find on Intrepid Travel:

affiliate marketing travel agency

Similar to G Adventures, they also sometimes have sales, which you can share with your email list or promote on relevant pages on your travel blog.

Again, focus on destinations that can be complicated or difficult to reach without a tour. Or locations where people might feel more safe or comfortable traveling in a small group, like the ones Intrepid Travel offers.

affiliate marketing travel agency

  • Program name: CityPASS Affiliate Program
  • Commission: 6%

Are you promoting large US or Canadian cities on your travel blog as an affiliate? CityPASS could be a great addition to help your audience access deals and attractions with a single purchase.

CityPASS tickets tend to include attractions like SeaWorld, Legoland, zoos, museums, cruises and more. We found them promoted most often on family travel websites, probably because dealing with tickets can be a pain if you've got kids in tow.

The top destinations mentioned on the CityPASS homepage include Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston, New York City, Orlando, Philadelphia, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, Southern California, Tampa Bay, and Toronto.

You can easily include CityPASS links near any of the attractions in "things to do" guides that you're recommending anyway.

Of note, other online travel agencies like GetYourGuide, Klook, and Viator also often have passes to these types of attractions. So it's worth testing out which leads to a higher affiliate RPM for your article.

Priority Pass

priority pass affiliate program

  • Program name: Priority Pass Affiliate Program
  • Commission: 10% (ShareASale), 10% (Pepperjam)

Got an audience of luxury, business, or just frequent travelers? Priority Pass is membership that gives pass-owners access to over 1300 comfortable airport lounges around the world.

Most memberships are offered on an annual basis, and range from $89-$359 per year when discounted. At a 10% commission rate, that's $8.90-$35.90 per conversion which is definitely respectable on the upper end.

Note: On ShareASale they'll give you a 15% commission for the first month, but in all liklihood it'll take you long enough to figure out the best ways to promote the PriorityPass that you won't earn a ton during that time period.

World Nomads

world nomads affiliate program

  • Program name: World Nomads Affiliate Program
  • Network / Software: Direct
  • Commission: 10%
  • Cookie duration: 60 days
  • Alternatives: SafetyWing at 10%

One of the big benefits of travel insurance affiliate programs is you can include them in a wide range of existing content.

The downside is, trying to rank for most terms including the word "insurance" is probably not going to be easy.

While collecting our data, we noticed that a fair number of big name travel blogs include links out to travel insurance on almost 100% of their long-form content. If you've got a common footer at the end of your articles, this might be a good spot to include a link to World Nomads.

Think about destinations where safety is a concern, and share any personal experiences you may have with claiming insurance.

Including an "Is [City Name] Safe" section in existing travel guides and itineraries is a good way to start.

safetywing affiliate program

  • Program name: SafetyWing Affiliate Program
  • Alternatives: World Nomads at 10%

One of the most popular alternatives to World Nomads is SafetyWing. As opposed to being just focused on travel insurance, SafetyWing also offers insurance for full-time nomads and is among the first companies to do so.

As an "Ambassador", you can promote both the Nomad Insurance and the Remote Health insurance at a rate of 10%.

The difference is, Remote Health is a 12-month policy that gets paid out in installments. So you can actually continue to earn for each month that the person you referred remains insured (which they're obligated to do by contract).

Here's an example from the website:

travel insurance affiliate

A pretty excellent payout for just 10 referrals per year.

Wise (formerly Transferwise)

wise affiliate program

  • Program name: Wise (formerly Transferwise) Affiliate Program
  • Commission: £10.00 for personal users, £50.00 for business users
  • Cookie duration: Forever

Wise (formerly Transferwise) is a bank account that makes it cheap and fast to transfer money between countries. They offer a so-called "Borderless" account, which is bank account that allows you to hold balances in different currencies.

Fun fact, I'm a Wise user myself and have found it really useful to be able to accept affiliate payouts in various currencies, and then pay bills in the currency they're owed in, instead of losing money to currency conversion in between!

Wise is a handy product for anyone who travels internationally. Digital nomads, frequent travelers, and people doing international business are all great candidates to refer to Wise.

Commissions are a flat rate and will vary a bit depending on what your payout currency is. For the UK program, it's £10 for personal users, and £50 for business users.

Note that you only get paid for funded accounts, not just signups. But thanks to the "forever" cookie, you'll get credit for any account you refer that gets funded no matter how long it takes them to do it.

omio affiliate programs

  • Program name: Omio Affiliate Program
  • Commission: 2-8% depending on customer country
  • Alternatives: Interrail Pass / Eurail Pass at 3%

Omio is a one-stop-shop for booking transportation. Trains, busses, flights, and ferries can all be found on Omio's website.

So if you're explaining to readers how to reach a specific location on your travel blog (for example, "Paris to Versailles"), the Omio affiliate program could be an easy plug when it comes to trains, busses, and flights.

Just be aware that there are transportation affiliate programs which may perform better. For example, car rentals and travel tours both tend to offer higher percentage commissions on a similar order value.

But for good measure, offering several options and then measuring which ones drive clicks and conversions is always your best bet.

Ferryhopper

ferryhopper affiliate program

  • Program name: Ferryhopper Affiliate Program
  • Commission: 1% gross booking value

Ferryhopper is a service that lets you book ferry transportation between the Greek Islands. Unlike a lot of other providers, they don't put an extra service charge on top, so you know your readers are genuinely getting the best deal.

That said, the base commission rate of 1% isn't super high. Considering most ferries are pretty affordable when booked in advance, this isn't likely to be the backbone of your travel blog's affiliate income.

But we did see this heavily promoted on a number of Greece-focused travel websites. So if that's a region you're covering, consider adding some content about ferries to the mix.

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18 best travel affiliate programs in 2024 (top offers).

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With travel affiliate programs, you can make money online by writing about your favorite topic.

There’s certainly a lot of money to be made in the travel niche. Like.. a lot!

In 2019 alone, spending on leisure tourism passed $4.6 trillion , with 1.5 billion international tourist arrivals recorded in that year. According to our affiliate marketing statistics, the average travel website earns nearly $14,000 per month

Granted, the travel industry has taken a beating at the hands of the coronavirus. But you can bet it’ll bounce back. Our desire to travel hasn’t gone away — it’s just taken a short hiatus.

Because building a travel blog or website from scratch takes time, it makes sense to get started now so you’re ready to make money when things are back to normal.

Take the first step by reading our round-up of the 18 best travel affiliate programs you can sign up for right now. Ready to join thousands of other travel bloggers and earn some serious passive income promoting your favorite travel sites? Let’s look at the top affiliate programs in the travel industry.

Travel Affiliate Programs

  • Expedia affiliate program
  • Booking.com affiliate program
  • Agoda affiliate program
  • Tripadvisor affiliate program
  • Hotels.com affiliate program
  • G Adventures affiliate program
  • Travelpayouts affiliate program
  • Kayak affiliate program
  • Viator affiliate program
  • World Nomads affiliate program
  • GetYourGuide affiliate program
  • REI affiliate program
  • Take Walks affiliate program
  • InsureMyTrip affiliate program
  • TrustedHousesitters affiliate program
  • Hostelworld affiliate program
  • Safety Wings affiliate program
  • Amazon Associates

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Expedia is one of the world’s biggest travel brands, offering access to over 140,000 properties worldwide, plus discounted flights, vacation packages, cruises, and car rentals.

Its network of more than 500 travel partnerships with accommodation and airline suppliers allows travelers to save up to $500 on combined airline tickets and hotel bookings . 

Through its loyalty program, users earn points to spend on future travel experiences, providing an additional incentive to book through Expedia.

The Expedia affiliate program pays different commissions based on the type of successful referral you drive, ranging from 2% on rental cars to 6% on cruise bookings.

While the seven-day cookie window is one of the worst among the affiliate programs on this list, the seven-day EPC of more than $83 shows there’s plenty of affiliate income to be made here.

  • URL: Expedia affiliate program
  • Commission: 2% – 6% 
  • Cookie duration: 7 days

2 Booking.com

Booking.com Affiliate

Booking.com is an online platform covering travel services like hotel bookings, airline tickets, and car rentals.

It’s one of the most popular travel comparison sites, with almost 30 million bookable rooms in more than 2.5 million properties.

The strength of Booking.com’s partner relationships means users never have to pay booking fees, which often helps it undercut the competition.

Given the strength of its brand and the scale of its offering, it’s no surprise that Booking.com runs one of the most popular travel affiliate programs, with more than 12,500 travel affiliates signed up.

Whether travel bloggers, influencers, or anyone else, they earn 4% on all bookings. The seven-day EPC of $160+ makes this one of the highest paying affiliate programs in the travel niche.

Affiliates can also access an offers search box, banner integration options, and deep linking.

However, it’s not all good news because the cookie window is session-based — so you only earn money if someone clicks your referral link and converts right there.

So make absolutely sure to send warm, pre-qualified traffic only to Booking.com.

  • URL: Booking.com affiliate program
  • Commission: 4% 
  • Cookie duration: Session-based

Agoda Affiliate

Agoda is one of the world’s largest online travel accommodation platforms, with a network of more than two million vacation rentals and hotel bookings.

Rather than specializing in a single area of the travel niche, it offers deals on business, leisure, solo, and family travelers, from the biggest resorts to the smallest hidden gems. That means more audiences for travel bloggers to target.

Agoda’s travel affiliate program focuses on travel bloggers because it’s only open to people with their own websites. In other words, there are no social influencers.

If you qualify, you can earn up to 7% commissions for each successful referral, more than the other big booking portals offer.

You can also access hotel power ads, text links, and other tools to increase affiliate marketing commissions.

  • URL: Agoda affiliate program
  • Commission: Up to 7%
  • Cookie duration: 30 days

4 Tripadvisor

Tripadvisor Affiliate

You probably know Tripadvisor is an online review platform. That’s its main purpose, and it does it better than anyone, with the site boasting approximately 884 million reviews as of 2020.

However, it’s also a portal that lets you book hotels and activities.

Accommodation is the sole focus of the Tripadvisor affiliate program. Affiliate marketers earn a 50% split of the money Tripadvisor earns from hotels, whereas it pays no commission on flights, restaurants, vacation rentals, or tourist attractions.

That 50% commission is already pretty generous but rises as high as 80% during incentive campaigns.

Another interesting vagary of this affiliate program is that no booking is required for you to earn a commission . Instead, you earn money every time a user sent from your site clicks out from Tripadvisor to any of its booking partners.

With conversion rates 30%+, the Tripadvisor program can be one of the highest paying affiliate programs in the travel niche (provided you can drive enough traffic).

  • URL: Tripadvisor affiliate program
  • Commission: 50%
  • Cookie duration: Two weeks

5 Hotels.com

Hotels.com Affiliate

As its name suggests, Hotels.com is a major provider of hotel accommodations, with a portfolio spanning more than one million properties in 200 countries.

Whether you’re looking for a glitzy resort or a tiny bed-and-breakfast, you’ll likely find it here.

Hotels.com runs 85 localized websites in more than 35 languages, so unlike some referral programs , you can tap into a truly global audience. 

However, it runs multiple affiliate programs through the Commission Junction affiliate network, each focusing on travelers in a specific market.

If you sign up for only the US and Canada affiliate programs, you’ll earn commission only on bookings from customers in those locations.

To make life easier, Hotels.com allows affiliate marketers to promote exclusive voucher codes with competitive discounts. 

  • URL: Hotels.com affiliate program
  • Commission: 4%

6 G Adventures

Gadventures Affiliate

G Adventures positions itself as the leader in small-group adventure travel.

Rather than booking fly-and-flop trips to all-inclusive resorts, its customers want to live like a local in the Amazon, tour North Asia by rail, or go mountain trekking in Nepal.

So it’s in a relatively niche market — albeit one that’s still projected to be worth $1.6 trillion by 2026. That makes this one of the best affiliate programs for adventure travel blogs.

Another upside of the adventure travel niche is the premium prices. These are often once-in-a-lifetime trips, so people aren’t necessarily looking for the cheapest option.

So, while the 6% commission rate doesn’t sound spectacular, it becomes much more attractive when you learn that G Adventures’ average order value is $2,600.

  • URL: G Adventures affiliate program
  • Commission: 6% per sale
  • Cookie duration: 60 days

7 Travelpayouts

Travelpayouts Affiliate

Whereas the other travel sites on this list are all brands running individual affiliate programs, Travelpayouts is a pay-per-action affiliate network offering multiple referral programs focusing on everything from flights and hotel bookings to car rental services and insurance.

Travelpayouts offers access to more than 90 travel affiliate programs from brands like Vrbo, Tripadvisor, and Hilton Honors, some of which are exclusive to the affiliate network.

Since 2011, it’s paid over $28 million in commissions to approximately 300,000 affiliates.

The Travelpayouts affiliate network shares up to 70% of its earnings with referral partners.

Affiliate marketers can earn 1.1% – 1.15% of the total booking value on flights and 4% – 5% on hotels.

All of these factors make this one a bit of a no-brainer.

  • URL:   Travelpayouts affiliate network
  • Commission: Varies
  • Cookie duration:  Varies

Kayak Affiliate

Talking of affiliate networks, let’s take a look at Kayak.

Because Kayak owns many brands — including HotelsCombined, Momondo, and Kayak — it effectively runs its own travel affiliate network.

Combined, those brands generate over six billion travel searches yearly, work with over two million properties, and pay out over $76 million in annual affiliate earnings.

Getting access to multiple travel affiliate programs through single signup sounds like a pretty good deal. And it gets even better when you consider Kayak’s 50% commission rate.

The only real downside is the payment threshold—you won’t see any of your commissions until your earnings reach $500.

  • URL: Kayak affiliate program

Viator Affiliate

For many people, travel is all about the experience. Viator is basically a one-stop shop for those experiences, with more than 395,000 attractions and things to do in 2,500 destinations.

Viator goes out of its way to smooth the path to conversion. It supports over 35 languages, has a catalog of more than one million reviews to help customers make the right booking, and offers cancellations up to 24 hours in advance on 85% of its affiliate products.

That makes it a lot easier for affiliate marketers to monetize the traffic they refer.

Travel bloggers and other content partners earn an 8% commission on each booking, and the 30-day cookie is more generous than many of the referral programs on this list.

  • URL: Viator affiliate program
  • Commission: 8%

10 World Nomads

World Nomads Homepage

World Nomads is the first travel insurance provider on this list.

As its name suggests, World Nomads focuses on what it calls the “intrepid” travel market, with its various travel insurance policies offering coverage for more than 200 activities and protecting against things like trip cancellation and medical emergencies.

It is recommended by many big-name travel brands, such as Lonely Planet, which is a major trust factor.

Another strong selling point is the company’s ethical credentials. More than 70% of its customers make a micro-donation when purchasing a travel insurance policy.

Over the years, World Nomads has used this approach to raise more than $3 million, which has helped support over 100 projects worldwide. 

As if that wasn’t enough reason for affiliate marketers to promote World Nomads, the brand’s affiliate program offers commissions of $0.83 per qualified sale with a generous 60-day cookie window.

  • URL: World Nomads affiliate program
  • Commission: $0.83

11 GetYourGuide

Getyourguide Affiliate

Local knowledge can often make a big difference to your holiday experience.

That’s where GetYourGuide—a Berlin-based online travel agency and marketplace for tour guides and excursions—comes in. The site boasts a catalog of more than 34,000 tours and activities worldwide, including big hitters like the Sistine Chapel and the Louvre Museum.

Affiliate marketers earn 8% commissions through the GetYourGuide travel affiliate program, with an opportunity for higher rates on a per-partner basis. 

To help drive affiliate sales, the brand runs regular promotions, offers a lower price guarantee, and allows last-minute bookings.

  • URL: GetYourGuide affiliate program

Rei Affiliate

Amazon might be the go-to destination for general last-minute travel purchases, but REI is the place for specialist outdoor gear . 

It’s been a fixture of the outdoor industry for over eight decades and operates 165 retail stores across the US, which means its brand is super strong.

If you need a new backpack, hiking boots, or trekking pole, REI has what you need.

This isn’t a conventional travel affiliate program, but there are still many monetization opportunities for travel blogs.

While a 5% commission doesn’t sound like much, the site’s average order value of more than $120 makes it much better.

What’s more, it offers free pickups from REI stores and free shipping on orders of $50+, offering plenty of incentives for readers to click your text links.

  • URL: REI affiliate program
  • Commission: 5% per sale
  • Cookie duration: 15 days

13 Take Walks

Take Walks Affiliate

Take Walks is a tour booking service that works with up to 600 guides in 13 of the world’s most vibrant cities—from Paris and Rome to New Orleans and New York. More than one million travelers have booked its guided tours.

Prices aren’t especially cheap — for instance, its Paris tours range from $44 – $252. But they exclusively cater to small groups and often include special access to major attractions, sometimes with skip-the-line access.

Those premium prices make this affiliate program look more attractive. Which travel blogger wouldn’t want to earn a 15% commission on a $250 booking?

  • URL: Take Walks affiliate program
  • Commission: 15% per sale
  • Cookie duration: 45 days

14 InsureMyTrip

Insuremytrip Affiliate

As you can probably guess, InsureMyTrip is another travel insurance site.

Unlike World Nomads, InsureMyTrip is a comparison site that works with multiple travel insurance providers, including AIG, AXA, and IMG.

To help international travelers make the right choice on their travel insurance purchases, it offers more than 100,000 ratings and reviews from previous customers.

The InsureMyTrips affiliate program offers a choice of affiliate models — referral-based and commission-based. 

Terms appear to be decided per case, so you must sign up via a simple online form and check with their affiliate manager to see how much you can earn.

  • URL: InsureMyTrip affiliate program
  • Commission:  Undisclosed
  • Cookie duration: Undisclosed

15 TrustedHousesitters

Trustedhousesitters Homepage

No one likes to leave their furry friend behind when going on holiday. 

Fortunately, TrustHousesitters offers a solution — choose a sitter to move into your house and look after your pets while you’re away.

The site has property owners in 130 countries, from London townhouses to Hawaiian beachfront homes. 

Users pay a membership fee, starting at $129 a year, that enables them to either:

  • Bid for the right to become live-in pet sitters and stay in the owner’s house for free
  • Access unlimited pet and home care from verified sitters

Either way, that’s a great deal!

As such, TrustedHousesitters effectively runs two separate travel affiliate programs. Like how Airbnb used to run a host affiliate program and a guest affiliate program, affiliate marketers can earn up to 40% commission for referring sitters, owners, or combined to TrustedHousesitters.

  • URL: TrustedHousesitters affiliate program
  • Commission: Up to 40%

16 Hostelworld

Hostelworld Homepage

Hostelworld is another big travel booking platform. But whereas Booking.com and Expedia are generalists, Hostelworld focuses specifically on the hostel experience, offering more than 36,000 hostels in 179 countries.

Over 13 million verified guest reviews back up its listings to help travelers make the right choice.

Hostelworld runs one of the most popular affiliate programs in this profitable niche, with members including Culture Trip, Lonely Planet, and Tripadvisor, plus high-profile travel bloggers like The Broke Backpacker.

That’s always a sign that a referral program is worth joining.

Commissions are earned on a CPA basis, calculated as up to 40% of the deposit earned by Hostelworld for each booking.

  • URL: Hostelworld affiliate program
  • Commission: Up to 40% of the deposit

17 SafetyWing

Safety Wing Affiliate

SafetyWing sells travel insurance catered to two specific audiences:

  • Digital nomads
  • Remote teams and entrepreneurs

Many mainstream insurance providers don’t serve those two markets, so there’s plenty of incentive for a qualified reader to click an affiliate link and buy a policy.

Whatever policy you promote, the SafetyWing affiliate program offers a 10% commission rate and an extremely generous 365-day cookie window—the longest referral program on this list.

As another sweetener, SafetyWing pays out once a month through PayPal when you reach a minimum earning threshold of just $10.

  • URL: SafetyWing affiliate program
  • Commission: 10% per sale
  • Cookie duration: 365 days

18 Amazon Associates

Amazon Associated Affiliate Program

Travel isn’t just about booking flights and hotels. You need to buy countless other things ahead of a big trip, from luggage and travel adaptors to clothes and sunglasses.

And where do you buy all that stuff from in a hurry? Amazon.

As affiliate marketers in any niche will tell you, the terms of the Amazon Associates program aren’t exactly the most generous. 

Commissions vary from category to category — for instance, you can earn 4% on clothing sales but just 3% on sports gear and a measly 1% on health and personal care products.

Moreover, the cookie window runs for a mere 24 hours, so if your referrals aren’t highly qualified, you won’t earn a penny through the Amazon affiliate program .

On the flip side, Amazon has a huge brand and is widely trusted, so it’s not a tough sell to persuade people to buy.

Plus, you get a cut of any sales made by your referrals during the 24-hour window, so you might earn an unexpected bonus commission.

  • URL: Amazon affiliate program
  • Commission: 4% on Apparel
  • Cookie duration: 24 hours

✈️ Conclusion

As you can see, there’s no shortage of quality travel affiliate programs with high potential to generate income.

And that’s without even mentioning three huge travel sites — Airbnb, Hotels Combined, and Skyscanner — that had paused their affiliate programs at the time of writing.

But don’t think you can simply start a travel blog and immediately earn passive income.

For starters, you’ll need to build your travel website, conduct keyword research, and write high-quality content to compete with the many travel bloggers already doing it.

(Explore our curated selection of 15 travel blog examples for a dose of inspiration for your own website. )

And that’s before you’ve thought about the right affiliate programs for your target audience.

It’s hard work. But it’s not impossible. Many travel affiliate marketers have made it work, and so can you – especially with us in your corner!

Sign up for our free training to learn the five simple steps needed to build a high-earning travel blog in 2024.

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15 Best Travel Affiliate Programs

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Written by Backlinko Team In collaboration with Semrush

With travel booming in 2024, now is the perfect time for you to become a travel affiliate marketer and earn commissions while indulging your passion for exploration.

Curating this list of the top 14 travel affiliate programs took epic research, but we emerged confident that this represents the cream of the crop.

The stats speak for themselves: the travel industry generates trillions in global economic impact. Making up a 7.6 percent share of the total global GDP.

Top affiliates in this space average over $5,000 per month thanks to high transaction values and tempting commission rates.

And since people have traveled for adventure since ancient times, this niche will remain evergreen.

So grab your affiliate bags, check out the most lucrative programs in this post, and start inspiring wanderlust along the way!

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Implementing what you learn can help your travel website or blog rank higher and drive more qualified traffic. This means more bookings and commissions earned.

Top Travel Affiliate Programs

Below we’ve laid out and broken down 14 of the best programs – from luxury travel affiliate programs to car rental services – to help you choose the best one.

1. Expedia Group

Expedia Group Travel Affiliate Program

  • Niche: General travel, including accommodation, activities, car rentals, flights and cruise lines
  • Commission rate: Up to 6%
  • Cookie duration: 7 days
  • URL to join: Expedia Group Affiliate Program
  • Perks: Tools to help affiliates
  • Cons: Doesn’t pay on canceled bookings; Only pays out when customer’s trip is complete

Even if you’re not in the travel niche, you’ve probably heard of Expedia. It is one of the biggest travel brands in the world. Expedia has access to over 3 million properties, 500 airlines, 1000s of car rentals, and more than 220k activities.

It’s also one of our favorite programs because of the high conversion rates thanks to the popularity of the brand name.

And you can be a part of it.

We found the signup process very easy. All you have to do is sign up for the program to get access to the affiliate platform as well as helpful tools to market your links. These include:

  • The Creator Toolbox
  • Trackable links
  • Search widgets
  • Data to track your performance

By driving traffic to Expedia Group’s site from your own website or social media platforms, you can earn commissions on every qualifying booking made through your links.

It might not be the best commission rate on offer, but Expedia is a reliable name and a trusted brand.

2. Booking.com

Booking Travel Affiliate Program

  • Niche: General travel, including accommodation, flights, car rentals, and attractions
  • Commission rate: 25 – 40% of Booking.com’s commission
  • Cookie duration: Session-based
  • URL to join: Booking.com Affiliate Partner Centre
  • Perks: A trusted brand name and promotional tools
  • Cons: Payouts only after $109

Booking.com is most people’s one-stop shop for all things travel. It is commonly used for accommodation, but it also offers flights, attractions, car rentals, and airport taxi options.

With more than 28 million accommodation listings in 60,000 locations, it’s safe to say Booking.com is popular.

It’s no surprise that Booking.com also runs one of the most popular travel affiliate programs.

Their affiliate program is mainly aimed at bloggers and travel influencers. But, anyone with a website can use their affiliate links to earn some extra income.

Booking.com offers up to 40% commission for all confirmed stays, depending on how many bookings you refer per month.

This commission structure can be a bit confusing. Here’s a breakdown:

So, you’re not earning 25% of the booking fee. Instead, you’re earning 25% of Booking.com’s commission on the booking fee.

Let’s say someone booked a hotel room costing $200 via your Booking.com link. Booking.com usually takes a 20% commission, meaning they earn $40 from the booking. You’ll then get 25% of that $40 – a solid $10.

That’s not bad if you can get a couple of bookings each month.

And we am not just grabbing these figures out of the air – this is exactly what happened to us, which is why we rate this affiliate program so highly.

Affiliate marketers also get access to some handy promotional tools, including:

  • Deals finder

3. Tripadvisor

Tripadvisor Travel Affiliate Program

  • Niche: General travel, including accommodation and activities
  • Commission rate: 50% of Tripadvisor’s commission
  • Cookie duration: 14 days
  • URL to join: Tripadvisor Affiliate Program
  • Perks: Links, including text links, logos, buttons, banners, badges and widgets
  • Cons: Only commissions on hotel bookings

Sure, Tripadvisor is mainly the place you go to to read reviews. With over a billion reviews on the site, there’s a good reason why.

But, you can also use the portal to make activity or hotel bookings.

Accommodation is the main focus of the Tripadvisor affiliate program. When someone visits a hotel’s website through your affiliate link, you get 50% of Tripadvisor’s commission (similar to how the Booking.com affiliate program works).

However, Tripadvisor doesn’t pay any commission on restaurants, activities, or flights.

But, if you happen to get clicks during incentive campaigns (when Tripadvisor pushes certain products), your commission can be as high as 80%!

What makes Tripadvisor one of the best affiliate programs is that no actual booking is required . Yep. As soon as a user is sent from your site to Tripadvisor, and clicks to a booking partner, you’ll earn money.

You can join the Tripadvisor affiliate program through the Commission Junction Affiliate Network – just sign up and search for Tripadvisor. Easy!

Viator Travel Affiliate Program

  • Niche: Activities
  • Commission rate: 8% on completed experiences
  • Cookie duration: 30 days
  • URL to join: Viator Travel Affiliate Program
  • Perks: Weekly payouts (PayPal); Useful affiliate tools, including links, widgets, and banners
  • Cons: For bank transfers, there’s a minimum $50 threshold

Viator’s affiliate program is aimed at anyone who loves traveling. Whether you’re a travel blog owner, provide travel services, or just enjoy exploring the world – this program is for you.

With this travel affiliate program, you’ll earn an 8% commission on any experience booked within 30 days after clicking on your link.

And there’s no shortage of experiences to promote.

With 300,000 experiences in 2,500 locations – including sightseeing tours, day trips, and multi-day excursions – your opportunities are endless.

Viator has a brilliant selection of activities in North America, so if that’s your focus, then Viator is your best bet. But, the program also has tours across the globe, catering to a global audience, so you can really branch out.

5. Sandals Resorts

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  • Niche: All inclusive resorts
  • Commission rate: Earn 4% per completed reservation
  • Cookie duration: 60 days
  • URL to join: Sandals Affiliate Program
  • Perks: Well-known luxury travel brand, opportunities for free trips and higher commissions based on performance
  • Cons: Some might find 4% low, niche market catering to luxury travel and romantic getaways.

Sandals Resorts is perfect for those targeting the luxury travel market. With an average order value around $2,000, the 4% commission quickly adds up.

The luxury travel sector is booming, expected to surpass $3.7 trillion by 2032. Now’s the time to tap into this lucrative niche.

Sandals offers a 60-day cookie duration, recognizing that booking a luxury vacation requires thoughtful consideration.

Sign up for the Sandals affiliate program through Commission Junction to access a range of marketing materials and support.

6. G Adventures

G Adventures Travel Affiliate Program

  • Niche: Adventure travel
  • Commission rate: 6% on confirmed sales
  • Cookie duration: 90 days
  • URL to join: G Adventures Affiliate Program
  • Perks: G Adventures provides display adds, XML feed, and additional copy
  • Cons: Small niche, so can be difficult to break through the noise and market your links

G Adventures caters to adventure travelers. This is a small niche, sure, but very lucrative (and our favorite adventure travel program, simply because of the incredible tours on offer).

When you realize that G Adventures’ average order value is about $2,600, that 6% commission starts to look really good!

In fact, the adventure travel niche is estimated to be worth more than $1 trillion by 2026 ! So, why not tap into this market now?

Most people take their time to consider purchasing an adventure tour. They may click on your link, ruminate a bit, and then decide to book the tour. G Adventures understands its niche, which is why it offers a 90-day cookie duration.

You can sign up for the G Adventures affiliate program on two affiliate networks: Commission Junction or AWIN .

Agoda Travel Affiliate Program

  • Niche: Accommodation
  • Commission rate: Up to 5%, depending on the number of bookings
  • URL to join: Agoda Partners
  • Perks: The more bookings, the higher the commission plus free tools to increase traffic
  • Cons: Only open to website owners (no social media platforms)

Agoda is almost a household name when it comes to finding places to stay. They offer a range of accommodation options, from massive family-friendly resorts to romantic hidden gems.

And as an affiliate marketer, you get to enjoy the benefits of working with a trusted brand while earning an income.

This travel affiliate program is only open to those with websites – no social media posting – making it a bit tougher to qualify for. But, you can earn up to 5% on completed bookings if you get more than 299 bookings per month, which means it can be quite lucrative if you know how to market.

Agoda – Commission rate

You’ll also be able to install free tools that have been proven to increase traffic and conversions. These tools include:

  • Hotel data file

Agoda is available in 38 languages, so you can speak to your audiences no matter where they’re from.

8. GetYourGuide

GetYourGuide Travel Affiliate Program

  • Niche: Travel experiences
  • Commission rate: 8%
  • Cookie duration: 31 days
  • URL to join: GetYourGuide Partner
  • Perks: Free training through workshops and networking events
  • Cons: Bank transfers have a minimum $50 threshold

GetYourGuide offers curated excursions and activities for users across the world. By joining their partner program, you get to offer your audience amazing experiences and earn money with every booking and completed activity.

And GetYourGuide offers A LOT of activities. The tour categories include:

  • Walking tours
  • Attractions
  • Hop on/hop off tours
  • City cruises
  • Multi-day trips
  • City sightseeing cards

If any of your site visitors make a booking for these activities through your link, you’ll earn an 8% commission!

Not only do affiliate marketers get free training, but GetYourGuide also offers a variety of tools, including widgets, links, and guidance on how to integrate their links onto your platforms.

9. Discover Cars

DiscoverCars Travel Affiliate Program

  • Niche: Car rental
  • Commission rate: 70% of rental profit; 30% of full coverage revenue
  • Cookie duration: 365 days
  • URL to join: Car Rental Affiliate Program
  • Perks: Tools (banners, text links, widget, landing page generator, XML API integration) and a dedicated account manager
  • Cons: Minimum payment threshold of $200

Transportation affiliate programs don’t get much better than this.

We consider Discover Cars to be one of the best affiliate marketing programs for car rentals. The reason? It offers “double” commission since you’ll earn commission through the car rental profit as well as Full Coverage service.

Plus, the long cookie lifetime means this partnership is REALLY beneficial. You’ll still earn commissions after a year since a user visited your site!

Discover Cars is serious about its affiliate program. They assign their affiliate marketers a dedicated account manager who guides you on how to maximize profits and provide feedback on your links.

You can sign up to Discover Cars’ affiliate program through any of these affiliate networks:

  • Travelpayouts
  • Commission Junction

We have to note that the commission rates through these affiliate networks may differ from the 70% offered directly through Discover Cars.

Klook Travel Affiliate Program

  • Niche: Experiences and tours
  • Commission rate: Up to 5%
  • URL to join: Klook Affiliate
  • Perks: Tools to aid with integration
  • Cons: Must own a website or blog (no social media posts)

Klook is a convenient platform for people looking to book tickets to tourist attractions and events.

By signing up for the Klook Affiliate Program, you can earn commissions on attractions, shows, tours, transport, and dining experiences.

Klook is Hong Kong-based, which means a lot of its activities are based in Asian countries. However, a few years ago, it also doubled down on North American and European markets. And with more than 100,000 in-destination activities and excursions, you’re sure to find some that appeal to your audience.

There is also a separate influencer program, called the Klook Kreator Program , where social media influencers can earn passive income through commissions and unique promo codes.

11. Hostelworld

Hostelworld Travel Affiliate Program

  • Niche: Affordable accommodation; backpackers; hostels
  • Commission rate: Calculated as % of deposit
  • URL to join: Hostelworld Affiliate Program
  • Perks: Dedicated support team and integration tools
  • Cons: Does not report commission rate on their site

Hostelworld is a massive accommodation and travel booking platform. But, where other sites like Booking.com and Expedia offer more luxury travel affiliate programs, Hostelworld is firmly focused on affordable hostel experiences.

Users of Hostelworld can access more than 13 million reviews and bookings of backpackers and hostels in 179 countries.

And you get to cash in on that. Nice!

If your audience is into budget-friendly stays, then this is one of the best travel affiliate programs for you.

It’s been quite a few years since our team has stayed in a hostel, but while researching, we found dozens of links to Hostelworld on many of the top-ranking travel blogs. This just confirms how appealing, and successful, this market is.

12. Skyscanner

Skyscanner Travel Affiliate Program

  • Niche: Airline tickets, hotels and car rental
  • Commission rate: Up to 20% on bookings
  • URL to join: Skyscanner Partners
  • Perks: Tools for integration (widgets, banners, links)
  • Cons: Strict affiliate marketer requirements

More than 100 million users visit Skyscanner each month to plan their next trip. Skyscanner is a trusted global brand that offers a competitive commission each time someone books through your link.

They have access to more than 1,200 supply partners in 180 countries, which means you’ll definitely find an offering that appeals to your audience.

But, not just anyone can sign up for Skyscanner’s Affiliate Program. You need a working website with an HTTPS status. You also need to have more than 5,000 unique visitors each month and offer up-to-date content and good UX.

If you tick all the boxes, Skyscanner can be a reliable affiliate program choice, offering you up to 20% commission on booking through your referral links.

13. Travelpayouts

Travelpayouts Travel Affiliate Program

  • Niche: Travel partnership platform
  • Commission rate: Depends on brand
  • Cookie duration: Ranges from single session to 365 days
  • URL to join: Travelpayouts Partnership Platform
  • Perks: Support team, free education, integration tools, and access to 100+ brands
  • Cons: Bank transfer $400 minimum threshold

Travelpayouts is slightly different from all the other travel affiliate programs on this list.

Instead of running a single affiliate program, Travelpayouts offers multiple affiliate programs within the travel industry.

This platform offers access to more than 90 different travel affiliate programs, with some being exclusive to their affiliate network. It’s considered a cost-per-action travel partnership platform where some of the best travel affiliate programs are found under one roof. This includes a couple of the programs already mentioned on this list.

Travelpayouts – Partners

So, if you don’t want to sign up for all the different programs on our  list, you can simply check out Travelpayouts to see who they’re working with.

There’s more good news: There are no minimum traffic requirements to become a Travelpayouts affiliate marketer. That means even if you’re a complete beginner, you can get started with this program.

KAYAK Travel Affiliate Program

  • Niche: General travel
  • Commission rate: Up to 50%
  • URL to join: KAYAK Affiliate Program
  • Perks: Access to several brands and integration tools
  • Cons: Minimum payment threshold of $500

KAYAK is not exactly an affiliate network, although at first glance it does look like one. This is because KAYAK actually owns several travel brands – including Momondo, Cheapflights, and HotelsCombined. So when you sign up to KAYAK’s affiliate program, you get access to these brands too!

Travelers commonly turn to KAYAK for flights, car rentals, hotel stays, and activities. This metasearch engine is huge in the US, with more than 6 million annual searches. Wild.

Commissions vary, but you can expect to earn up to 50% on bookings, clicks, and ad revenue across their travel offerings.

15. World Nomads

World Nomads Travel Affiliate Program

  • Niche: Travel insurance
  • Commission rate: 10% on sales
  • URL to join: World Nomads Affiliate Program
  • Perks: Integration tools, ongoing support, and a platform that is recommended by big brands like Lonely Planet and Contiki
  • Cons: Insurance-related content is difficult to rank for

World Nomads is the only travel insurance site on our list because it, arguably, offers the best affiliate program for this niche.

According to World Nomads, they “ aim to be a part of every adventurous traveler’s journey by providing travelers a range of travel insurance and safety services “.

And we admit – travel insurance is not the sexiest affiliate program. But once you consider that World Nomads is sold in over 100 countries and you can earn up to 10% commission, it does become a lot more attractive.

Becoming a Travel Affiliate

Now you know which are the best travel affiliate programs. But, how can YOU become a travel affiliate?

Here’s a quick breakdown:

Building Your Site/Audience

If you don’t already have a travel website or blog, it is time to get started. A couple of the travel affiliate programs on the list above do not invest in social media influencers, so it’s best to get a website with steady traffic going now.

You also need to build rapport with your audience. No one will trust a spammy website littered with links. Instead, you should offer personalized experiences and up-to-date content.

Share your travel stories, give tips on where to go and stay, and aim to inspire your audience to take your advice.

Promoting Travel Offers

No one likes a tourist trap – not in real life and certainly not online.

You need to promote your content (and unique referral links) in such a way that your readers want to check out your recommendations without feeling like you’re shoving it in their faces.

It’s not always possible to collaborate directly with brands to get the best travel deals, so working with an affiliate program to find the best offers and promote them on your site is a good alternative.

The best way to do this is to stay on trend!

For example, before 2020 almost everyone had a travel bucket list that they wanted to tick off. From visiting the Eiffel Tower to walking the Great Wall of China. Luxury travel was definitely on the rise.

The post-2020 era saw an increase in digital nomads and sustainable travel.

These trends are sure to change again, and you’ll have to craft content that competes.

Here are some post ideas for your travel site:

  • Listicles: You can create lists of your top destinations, activities, or stays.
  • Personal itineraries: Share your own travel experiences.
  • Destination deep-dives: Focus on a single destination, offering tips on stays, excursions, and how to get there.

But, you’ll also notice, everyone is writing these kinds of travel posts. According to Nina Clapperton of She Knows SEO , the trick to travel affiliate marketing is to “turn your entire site into a sales funnel.” Don’t start at conversion – start at the beginning and direct them through internal links to the affiliate link. You’ll build trust by focusing on informational posts and the pain points of your audience.

Maximizing Earnings

You need to find the right balance between programs that offer high commissions and those that are likely to convert.

There’s no point in signing up for an affiliate program that offers 50% commission if no one in your audience is interested in their offering.

You should be in this for the long haul. So choose a program that is guaranteed to appeal to your audience and make them want to convert.

Also, don’t put all your eggs in one basket. Affiliate programs close (like Airbnb, which ended its program in 2021 ), so it is good to diversify and sign up for more than one program to maximize earnings.

Or, you can sign up for an affiliate network, like Travelpayouts or ShareASale, where you can find dozens of travel affiliate marketing programs.

How To Choose The Right Travel Affiliate Program

Still not quite sure which travel affiliate programs to sign up for? We’ve got you covered.

Here are some tips for choosing the right program:

  • Align your niche: You want to pick an affiliate program that aligns with your website’s niche, content, and your audience’s interest. A generic travel affiliate program might not convert as well as a niche-specific one. For example, if you have a travel site about backpacking the world, then luxury travel affiliate programs will be a bad fit.
  • Evaluate commission and conversion rates: Programs vary widely in their commission and payment structures. Some offer high commissions of up to 50%, but the conversion rates might be low. Look for programs with good commission rates and track conversion rates to ensure it’s profitable.
  • Check the cookie duration: The longer you will get credit for a referral after users click on your link, the higher the chance of conversions materializing. The most common cookie duration ranges from 30 to 90 days, but some programs offer up to 365 days!
  • Compare tools and resources: All the programs we included above offer some kind of integration tool package. You’ll want to choose a program with reliable lead-generation tools as well as a dedicated support team to help you with any issues.
  • Investigate payment reliability: You can review affiliate forums to see how reliably a specific program pays its affiliate marketers. Reputable affiliate programs or networks will pay on schedule.

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Updated: May 30, 2024 By Bill Burniece

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In this guide, we ranked and reviewed the very best travel affiliate programs to promote.

Here is the editorial review process we used to create this list.

The travel niche took a beating during the global pandemic. The travel industry has bounced back strongly and in June of 2022 reached spending of over $100 billion dollars.

  • What Are The Best Travel Affiliate Programs?
  • #1 Travelpayouts – WayAway

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Affiliate Description:

Travelpayouts offers one of the best travel affiliate programs in the world.

Their platform offers travelers comparison tools and deals they want and you earn big commissions as an affiliate marketer.

Their technical features, promo tools, and affiliate dashboard is first class.

Travelpayouts covers the entire range of travel affiliate programs in one place: flights, hotels, ground transportation, tours, and more. 

Travelpayouts full review

WayAway is a brand-new flight aggregator that offers travelers the best rates on flight tickets and other travel deals.

With this one-click travel search engine, you can find the best air ticket on one of the hundreds of websites for free.

Signing up for WayAway’s membership plan – WayAway Plus – allows travelers to get cashback on flights, hotels, car rentals, and much more.

WayAway offers 30 days of cookie lifetime on the website.

WayAway is created by Travelpayouts – the world’s largest travel affiliate platform with more than 10 years of experience.

  • TripAdvisor

Affiliate Commissions: Earn 50% commissions.

Cookie Duration: 14 days.

Company Description:

TripAdvisor ® is the world’s largest travel site*, enabling travelers to realize the full potential of each trip.

TripAdvisor offers advice for millions of travelers and a wide variety of travel choices and planning features with seamless links to booking tools that check hundreds of websites to find the best hotel prices.

TripAdvisor branded sites make up the largest travel community in the world, reaching 350 million average monthly unique visitors**, and reached 385 million reviews and opinions covering 6.6 million accommodations, restaurants, and attractions.

It’s huge. And it also has one of the highest paying travel affiliate programs.

  • GetYourGuide

Cookie Duration: 30 days.

GetYourGuide transforms ordinary trips into extraordinary ones.

They want to be your guide, bringing you personal experiences.

Millions of customers have used GetYourGuide to turn their travel dreams into reality.

They are changing the way people connect to the places they visit so anyone can create their ideal vacation.

  • PO Box Zone

Affiliate Commissions: Earn 10% of gross profit from all services.

Cookie Duration: Not listed.

This service is a little different. It is a mail service created for frequent travelers.

It works like an extremely advanced P.O. box.

Customers can avoid the hassle of going to pick up mail in person, as their mail is always immediately accessible online.

PO Box Zone is Located at a physical street address. Their employees can accept any letter on your behalf, even FedEx, UPS, DHL, and other courier packages that normal P.O. boxes cannot.

Affiliate Commissions: CPL with an average commission of 18€ (per claim accepted by Airhelp), or CPO, with around a 20% of the Airhelp fee after the claim has been reimbursed by the airline.

AirHelp assists air passengers around the world secure compensation for delayed, canceled, or overbooked flights.

They fight for millions of travelers who are unsure of their rights, lack the time, or lack the expertise to embark on the claims process independently.

They hold the airlines to their financial obligations.

They fight back in court through national enforcement bodies, and online – by exposing the airlines’ ineptitude for properly informing passengers of their rights.

Affiliate Commissions: Earn 10% commissions.

Cookie Duration: 1 year.

Safety Wing offers travel medical insurance that covers people from all over the world, while outside their home country – COVID-19 coverage and others included.

  • The Affiliate Monkey

Cookie Duration: Varies by program.

The Affiliate Monkey is an affiliate comparison and research website where users can easily filter through hundreds of the worlds best known and highest paying affiliate programs.

That includes travel affiliate programs.

Read my full review: The Affiliate Monkey . 

Affiliate Commissions: Earn 4% commissions for each hotel booking that becomes a completed stay.

Cookie Duration: 7 days.

Hotels.com is leading provider of lodging accommodations worldwide including international chains, all-inclusive resorts, and bed & breakfasts.

The site is localized across 85 websites around the world and is available in over 35 languages.

  • G Adventures

Affiliate Commissions: Earn 6% commissions.

Cookie Duration: 90 days.

G Adventures is an operator of small-group escorted tours. They are based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada with 28 offices worldwide.

G offers more than 700 itineraries in more than 100 countries, and carries 200,000 travelers from 160 countries every year.

  • Beach Commute

Affiliate Commissions: Earn 30% commissions.

Beach Commute are the creators of Go Remote, the online course that teaches people everything they need to know to get a remote job so that they can become a digital nomad and travel while making an income.

  • Travel Document Systems

Travel Document Systems (TDS) is a leading visa and passport processing agency.

TDS specializes in travel that involves visas for more than one country.

They provide expedited visa processing for U.S. citizens for countries which require a visa, Canadian citizens where there is no diplomatic representation in Canada, and U.S. permanent residents of other nationalities with visas for other countries.

  • Travelstride

Affiliate Commissions: Earn up to 50% rev share on traveler bookings.

Travelstride is the #1 community marketplace for extraordinary world travel.

They host more than 50,000 expert-planned trips from group tour packages to luxury, tailor-made trips, to expedition cruises, and independent adventures.

With itineraries across every continent planned by 1,600+ of the best local experts and global companies.

  • International Drivers Association

Affiliate Commissions: Earn 20% commissions for each sale.

The International Drivers Association allows people to get their International Driving Permit in minutes.

It is a hassle-free process that allows customers to drive or rent a car in 150+ countries with an International Driving Permit (IDP).

Affiliate Commissions: Earn 5% commissions per sale.

REI is obviously known as an outdoor gear company.

But they also make essential products for people who travel.

  • InsureMyTrip

Affiliate Commissions: Earn $10 per verified hit.

InsureMyTrip is a leader in the travel insurance business.

They make it easy for travelers to find the right policy for their trip by comparing top plans and providers based on their trip details.

InsureMyTrip was the first travel insurance comparison site and has over 23 years of experience in the industry.

They have an award-winning customer service team of fully licensed agents.

Saily is a global eSIM data service.

An eSIM can save you money and help you avoid dreaded roaming charges when you travel.

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Affiliate Commissions: Earn 6% per sale.

Expedia is huge.

The Expedia Group, Inc. is an American online travel shopping company for consumer and small business travel.

Its vast website portfolio includes Expedia.com, Vrbo, Hotels.com, Hotwire.com, Orbitz, Travelocity, Trivago and CarRentals.com.

They connect partners big and small to the universe of travelers, giving access to data, tools, and technology.

Cookie Duration: None. Same day only.

Booking.com has grown from a small Dutch startup to one of the world largest travel e-commerce companies.

Booking.com invests in digital technology that helps take the problems out of travel.

Booking.com connects travelers with the world’s largest selection of apartments, vacation homes, B&Bs, 5-star luxury resorts, tree houses, and even igloos.

The Booking.com website and mobile apps are available in over 40 languages, offer 28,479,015 total reported listings, and cover 148,487 destinations in 229 countries and territories worldwide.

Affiliate Commissions: Earn 5% commissions.

Travala.com has grown from a small start-up to the world’s leading blockchain-based travel booking platform trusted by thousands of travelers worldwide.

They connect travelers to one of the world’s largest selections of amazing places to stay, including hotels, apartments, villas, hostels, and 5-star luxury resorts.

The Travala.com platform currently offers 2,200,000+ properties covering 90,124 destinations in 230 countries and territories, and with prices up to 40% cheaper than mainstream travel booking platforms.

Affiliate Commissions: Hotel stays = 4-6% commissions. Vacation packages = 3% commissions.

With more than 3,900 hotels in 72 countries and 15 brands, Marriott has something for every type of traveler, and prices to match.

As a Marriott affiliate you can earn commissions on completed hotel stays and vacation package purchases.

Participation is free and a great way to earn commissions each time any of your site visitors click on a Marriott link and complete a Marriott hotel stay or purchase a Marriott vacation package. 

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Agoda.com (aka Agoda) is a Singaporean online travel agency for hotels, vacation rentals, flights, and airport transfers.

As an affiliate, Agoda’s commission rates increase as you make more bookings.

The more completed (checked-out) bookings you have each month, the higher the percentage of those bookings you get paid for that month.

Affiliate Commissions: Earn a revenue share starting at 20%.

Skyscanner started back in 2003 as a simple way to compare flight prices.

Today they are a global company, proud to work side by side with the biggest names in travel.

100 million travelers rely on then each month and they’re proud to be the most trusted travel search site in the world.

  • Priceline Partner Network

Affiliate Commissions: Commissions vary by offer.

We are the travel affiliate program from Priceline®, the leader in online travel deals. For us, every trip is a big deal.

  • World Nomads

Cookie Duration: 60 days.

WorldNomads.com is a website that provides international travel insurance and travel safety services to travelers.

Customers can buy this insurance after they have already left home and are traveling. That is cool.

World Nomads is the recommended travel insurance partner of Lonely Planet.

Affiliate Commissions: Earn 35-50% commissions.

Tripaneer is the world’s leading marketplace to explore and book unforgettable travel experiences.

They offer any type of holiday imaginable, including yoga retreats, adventurous safaris, surf camps, and much more.

  • Passport Visas Express

Affiliate Commissions: Earn up to 15% commissions.

Passport Visas Express is a professional expediting company officially recognized by and registered with the U.S. Passport Agency.

They assist travelers obtain their passport in as little as 24 hours.

There simply isn’t a faster, more accurate, and safer way to get travel documents.

  • Viator Partners

Affiliate Commissions: Earn 8% commissions.

Viator has 300,000+ experiences to explore -everything from simple tours to extreme adventures (and all the niche, interesting stuff in between).

With industry-leading flexibility and last-minute availability, they offer travel options other don’t.

Affiliate Commissions: Earn 15% commissions per sale.

Take Walks is a unique tour booking service that has a team of 100 ground staff that operates nearly 600 guides in 13 of the world’s most exciting cities

Its guided walking tours have been booked by more than one million travelers.

Affiliate Commissions: Earn 50% of the KAYAK’s revenue from each flight booking.

KAYAK is a travel platform with more than two billion searches performed on approximately 60 international sites annually.

KAYAK’s has global brand awareness and one of the highest CPA and commission rates in the travel niche.

Plus, profit is made easier thanks to the brand’s TV presence in many markets, and numerous advanced revenue-generating solutions it provides.

  • TrustedHouseSitters

Affiliate Commissions: Earn up to 40% commissions.

TrustedHousesitters is a community of pet lovers helping each other by offering unlimited pet and home care in exchange for a free place to stay.

Pet parents can travel with confidence knowing they’ve secured the very best care for their best friend.

While sitters get to stay in unique homes around the world and enjoy the company of pets. It’s a win-win for everyone… even the pets.

  • Hostelworld

The world’s leading hostel-focused online booking platform, Hostelworld Group includes Hostelworld, HostelBookers and Hostels.com.

  • Tips To Promote Travel Affiliate Programs Online:
  • Create a niche-specific website or blog on the travel topics you wish to cover
  • Create or buy a lead magnet to give away for free in exchange for email addresses so you can build your private prospect list
  • Create pages on social media platforms that travelers enjoy visiting. Share your content there to build your audience, increase awareness, and drive traffic back to your travel site or blog
  • Learn from a super-affiliate who can help you shorten your success curve
  • Build relationships on the social media platforms by entering discussions and contributing to the conversation
  • Separate yourself from other travel-related websites by offering a unique voice or taking a different approach
  • Select travel affiliate programs that match the needs and destination targets of your audience

The travel industry was hammered by the COVID-19 global pandemic.

All signs point to the the travel market poised to rebound in a big way once people start feeling comfortable traveling again.

Travel affiliate programs should thrive as people with cabin-fever begin to spend freely on airline tickets and hotels. If you’re not promoting the travel niche, this would be a perfect time to get started.

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The travel niche offers many affiliate marketing opportunities because there is so much terrain to cover. For instance, a travel content creator can discuss her experiences, tips, hacks, things to do, places to visit, dining, nightlife, tours, reviews, travel reward cards, and more. Therefore, this post covers the best travel affiliate programs for beginners, bloggers, and social media marketers (Instagram, TikTok, Facebook, etc.).

Millions travel annually for pleasure and business, making the trillion-dollar travel and tourism industry lucrative. However, margins are tiny for many travel products and services, negatively impacting what advertisers can pay affiliates. Therefore, commission rates tend to be single or low double digits.

Best Travel Affiliate Programs

FlexOffers and CJ Affiliate offer robust selections of high-paying advertisers in various travel niches, whereas Impact, ShareASale, and Rakuten Advertising each have over 100 programs. The minimum payout threshold for these networks ranges from $10 to $50. Once you exceed the minimum, you’ll receive your commissions.

Standard travel categories include accessories, accommodations, airfare, attractions, car rentals, cruises, flights, hotels, insurance, luggage, parking, sightseeing, tours, transportation, and vacations. Since most merchants only pay for sales and bookings, you won’t find many pay-per-lead affiliate programs in the travel sector.

Booking.com

Booking customers can purchase accommodations, flights, car rentals, attractions, airport taxis, and more. Users can search by property type, including hotels, apartments, resorts, villas, cabins, guest houses, B&Bs, and cottages. Booking has frequent travel specials starting at 15%. Finally, users can chat with other travelers in various communities.

The Booking affiliate program offers the following incentives:

  • Commission rate: 4%
  • Cookie duration: Session-based
  • Affiliate software/network: CJ Affiliate and in-house

Expedia offers deals on stays, flights, cars, packages, activities, and cruises. They target multiple user profiles and demographics with niche travel categories. Expedia Rewards offers members lower prices on select hotels, points to save on bookings, and more travel benefits. The company began operations in 1996 as a division of Microsoft, which would surprise most people.

The Expedia affiliate program is lucrative for these reasons:

  • Commission rate: 6%
  • Cookie duration: 30 days
  • Affiliate software/network: CJ Affiliate

Kayak’s affiliate network offers access to a global network of travel brands, including HotelsCombined, Momondo, and Cheapflights. Earn money through clicks, bookings, and ad revenue for flights, hotels, cars, and packages. Also, access deep links, widgets, search boxes, white labels, and APIs. Separately, Kayak has multiple programs on CJ Affiliate.

Kayak offers affiliates the following benefits:

  • Commission rate: Up to 50%
  • Affiliate software/network: In-house

Momondo is a travel search engine and comparison site. It mainly offers flights but also offers stays, car rentals, activities, packages, and train reservations. Unlike standard travel websites, Momondo is mostly click-through, which directs users to other websites to complete their purchases. Environmentally conscious users can search by CO2 emissions for more sustainable travel.

Affiliates get the following with the Momondo affiliate program:

  • Commission rate: Up to $0.55

Orbitz offers deals on stays, flights, cars, packages, activities, and cruises. On its homepage, it markets to the LGBTQ+ community. In its featured offers section, last-minute deals, all-inclusive resorts, and flights under $199 are standard categories. In addition, users can earn “Orbucks” on purchases and apply them to hotel bookings (with no blackout dates).

The Orbitz affiliate program offers the following structure:

  • Commission rate: Up to 5%
  • Affiliate software/network: CJ Affiliate

Priceline offers discounts on hotels, cars, flights, and cruises. Its “Bundle + Save” feature allows users to combine two travel items for savings: a hotel and a flight. Additionally, Priceline provides free cancellation on most flights, hotels, and car bookings.

Priceline VIP is a membership program offering exclusive discounts. It has four membership levels: Member, Blue, Gold, and Platinum. Moreover, the Priceline VIP Rewards Visa Card is a travel points card.

The Priceline affiliate program is rewarding for these reasons:

  • Commission rate: 3%

Skyscanner is a leading global travel search site providing instant online comparisons for flights, car rentals, and hotels. It checks 1,200 travel companies for data and pricing. Its ‘Greener choice’ label highlights flights that emit less CO2. Skyscanner sells travel insurance separately.

Marketers get the following with the Skyscanner affiliate program:

  • Commission rate: 20%
  • Affiliate software/network: Impact

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Trip specializes in hotels, flights, trains, cars, tours, tickets, and attractions. Users can earn and redeem “Trip Coins” to save instantly on bookings and access exclusive member-only deals. There are four membership levels: Silver, Gold, Platinum, and Diamond.

The Trip affiliate program has the following benefits:

  • Commission rate: Up to 7%
  • Affiliate software/network: In-house and Awin

Agoda is one of the fastest-growing online hotel booking platforms worldwide, listing hundreds of thousands of hotels. Agoda offers excellent discounts on vacation rentals, flights, and airport transfers.

Affiliates get the following benefits with the Agoda affiliate program:

  • Affiliate software/network: ShareASale and in-house

Best Western

​Best Western operates hotels in 95 countries, each keeping an individual charm and local appeal.

The Best Western affiliate program offers the following incentives:

Hostelworld

Hostelworld is a leading online travel agent focusing on the hostel market. It inspires adventurers to visit new places, meet new people, and return with extraordinary stories to tell.

The Hostelworld affiliate program is profitable for these reasons:

  • Commission rate: Up to 40%
  • Affiliate software/network: Partnerize

Hotels.com offers more than 1,000,000 properties in 200 countries, from hotels and B&Bs to condos and all-inclusive resorts.

Affiliates get the following with the Hotels.com affiliate program:

  • Commission rate: Up to 4%
  • Cookie duration: 7 days

HotelsCombined

HotelsCombined looks for hotels and homes from the best travel sites worldwide in seconds. It gathers all the prices, availabilities, and rooms to enable users to filter and compare the best travel options and deals.

The HotelsCombined affiliate program offers the following structure:

  • Affiliate software/network: Kayak Affiliate Network

Motel 6 & Studio 6

Motel 6 offers fantastic room rates at more than 1,100 locations throughout the United States and Canada.

The Motel 6 affiliate program is rewarding for these reasons:

  • Commission rate: Up to 6%

FareHarbor is the leading booking platform for tour and activity operators worldwide. Their affiliate network, the FareHarbor Distribution Network (FHDN), connects you with 30,000+ providers of guided tours, outdoor activities, and other experiences in North America and Europe.

The FareHarbor affiliate program is appealing for these reasons:

  • Commission: 15%
  • Cookie duration: Lifetime

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Go City offers sightseeing passes for destinations around the globe, giving customers the freedom to do what they want and when they want while making incredible savings along the way. Their passes include bucket list attractions, top tours, and plenty of hidden gems, all handpicked by local experts.

Marketers get the following with the Go City affiliate program:

  • Commission rate: 6%+
  • Cookie duration: 90 days

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GetYourGuide

GetYourGuide helps travelers find, compare, and book sightseeing tours, attractions, excursions, things to do, and fun activities worldwide.

The GetYourGuide affiliate program has the following benefits:

  • Commission rate: 8%
  • Cookie duration: 31 days

Contiki provides tours for 18-35s. It offers a mix of sightseeing and culture in over 40 countries across six continents.

The Contiki affiliate program is appealing for these reasons:

  • Commission rate: 5%
  • Cookie duration: 45 days

Plum Guide is building the definitive collection of the world’s most remarkable holiday homes. It picks only the top 3% of properties in any destination to ensure high-quality experiences for guests.

Affiliates get the following benefits with the Plum Guide affiliate program:

  • Commission rate: 7%

VRBO is an online marketplace for vacation rentals with over 1 million properties in 190 countries.

The VBRO affiliate program offers the following incentives:

  • Commission rate: $20

Discover Cars

Discover Cars makes renting a car easy by connecting customers globally with rental vehicles at affordable prices.

The Discover Cars affiliate program is lucrative for these reasons:

  • Commission rate: 40%
  • Cookie duration: 365 days
  • Affiliate software/network: ShareASale

Localrent.com

Localrent.com aggregates car rental companies in Turkey, Greece, Cyprus, Montenegro, Thailand, and seven other countries. It also works with local car suppliers to offer unique selections.

Affiliates get the following with the Localrent.com affiliate program:

  • Cookie duration: Up to 60 days

RentalCars.com

RentalCars.com is the world’s largest platform for making online car rental reservations.

The RentalCars affiliate program offers the following structure:

Note: Alamo, Avis, Budget, National, and Thrifty have affiliate programs that pay up to 4%.

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OurBus is a US private bus service aimed at changing how the world travels. Its routes are selected and based on crowdsourced requests from travelers.

The OurBus affiliate program is rewarding for these reasons:

SafetyWing is building the first global safety net for remote-first companies, online freelancers, entrepreneurs, and digital nomads. Also, it offers travel and comprehensive health insurance at affordable prices.

Marketers get the following with the SafetyWing affiliate programs (Nomad Insurance and Remote Health):

  • Commission rate: Up to 20%
  • Cookie duration: 364 days

Groupon features daily deals on the best stuff to do, see, eat, and buy in various cities across the United States and the world.

The Groupon affiliate program has the following benefits:

  • Commission rate: Up to 10%

SeaWorld is a leading theme park and entertainment company providing experiences that matter and inspire.

The SeaWorld affiliate program is appealing for these reasons:

  • Cookie duration: One day

Travel Guard

Travel Guard is America’s leading travel security company, providing insurance, assistance, and emergency services for millions of travelers and companies worldwide.

The Travel Guard affiliate program offers the following incentives:

  • Commission rate: $2

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor is a leader in user-generated content and price comparisons. TripAdvisor offers online hotel reservations and bookings for transportation, lodging, travel experiences, and restaurants. User reviews are another feature of TripAdvisor that helps travelers plan their itineraries.

The TripAdvisor affiliate program is lucrative for these reasons:

  • Commission rate: 50%
  • Cookie duration: 14 days
  • Affiliate software/network: Awin and CJ Affiliate

Walt Disney

Walt Disney World is a dream holiday destination for all ages, including families and adults. It features theme parks, rides, attractions, cartoon characters, food, and fun.

Affiliates get the following with the Walt Disney affiliate program:

Princess Cruises

Princess Cruises allows you to be in awe of the world again. Take a cruise to the Caribbean, Alaska, and Europe, and return refreshed.

The Princess Cruises affiliate program offers the following structure:

  • Cookie duration: 60 days
  • Affiliate software/network: Awin

Royal Caribbean

Royal Caribbean International is a leading cruise holiday company with 22 ships sailing to over 240 ports worldwide.

The Royal Caribbean affiliate program is rewarding for these reasons:

  • Affiliate software/network: TradeDoubler

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There are hundreds of travel affiliate programs, and I’ve done my best to provide the top ones based on their earnings per click (EPC) and website rankings. I also recommend sifting through what else is available and promoting companies and products/services you use frequently. In my case, that would be Priceline and LATAM Airlines.

You can tie in and promote goods from other categories, including books, magazines, courses, dating, relationships, entertainment, food, health, wellness, lifestyle, and personal finance. For instance, a post entitled, How to Send Money to Your Family While Traveling, could include an affiliate link to Wise . Wise helps people hold, save, transfer, and spend currencies at interbank exchange rates and low fees. It’s a product I frequently use as a globetrotter and digital nomad.

It’s worth noting that Booking Holdings and Expedia Group are the most prominent online travel agency (OTA) and booking industry players. Also, Trip isn’t too far behind.

Booking Holdings brands include Booking.com, Priceline, Agoda, Kayak, Cheapflights.com, HotelsCombined.com, Rentalcars, Momondo, and OpenTable.

Expedia Group brands include Expedia, VRBO, Hotels.com, Hotwire, Orbitz, Travelocity, Trivago, and CarRentals. Furthermore, almost all those websites have affiliate programs.

Trip.com, China’s largest online travel company, owns Skyscanner and other Chinese travel websites.

Airbnb is a market leader for accommodations and activities. However, it has since retired its affiliate and referral programs.

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Most Popular Travel Affiliate Programs

Tripadvisor.

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Tripadvisor is a global travel platform that assists travelers in making informed decisions by offering user-generated reviews, recommendations, and a wide range of travel choices. From accommodations and flights to experiences and restaurants, Tripadvisor provides a comprehensive travel experience. URL: Tripadvisor Affiliate Program

Travelex Insurance Services

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Travelex Insurance Services offers travelers peace of mind with comprehensive travel insurance plans. With benefits like trip cancellation, emergency medical assistance, and 24/7 access to assistance services, Travelex ensures travelers are protected during their journeys. Their commitment to prompt claim payments and diverse insurance plans cater to various travel needs. URL: Travelex Insurance Services Affiliate Program

G Adventures

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G Adventures is a small group adventure travel pioneer offering unique and immersive experiences in various destinations worldwide. Focusing on sustainable and responsible travel, G Adventures connects travelers with local communities, ensuring meaningful and memorable journeys. Their tours range from exploring Antarctica’s icy landscapes to cultural experiences in Europe and Asia. URL: G Adventures Affiliate Program

Hostelworld

Hostelworld is a leading platform for booking hostels worldwide, connecting travelers with unique accommodations tailored to their budgets and preferences. The platform offers insights into the hostel experience, with user reviews and ratings guiding travelers to the best stay options. Hostelworld emphasizes community, enabling travelers to connect and share experiences. URL: Hostelworld Affiliate Program

TrustedHousesitters

TrustedHousesitters is a unique platform that connects homeowners with trusted individuals willing to care for their pets and homes during their absence. In exchange for their services, sitters enjoy free accommodations in diverse locations worldwide. The platform emphasizes mutual trust, ensuring pets receive loving care and sitters experience authentic local living. URL: TrustedHousesitters Affiliate Program

InsureMyTrip

InsureMyTrip is a comprehensive platform dedicated to helping travelers compare and choose the best travel insurance policies tailored to their needs. With a user-friendly interface, the platform offers a wide range of policies from various providers, ensuring travelers have the protection they need for their journeys. URL: InsureMyTrip Affiliate Program

Tortuga is a brand that resonates with modern travelers, offering a range of meticulously designed backpacks for urban and adventure travel. Prioritizing functionality and comfort, Tortuga backpacks are created with the traveler’s convenience in mind, ensuring they can focus on the journey ahead. URL: Tortuga Affiliate Program

Trip.com is a global online travel agency assisting millions in planning perfect trips. Whether for leisure or business, Trip.com offers hotels in over 200 countries, flights to thousands of destinations, and 24/7 customer support. Their platform is designed to provide travelers with quality services in multiple languages, ensuring a seamless travel experience. URL: Trip.com Affiliate Program

SquareMouth

SquareMouth is a trusted platform for comparing and purchasing travel insurance. With over two decades of experience, they offer an intuitive comparison engine that helps travelers find the best policy for their needs. SquareMouth’s commitment is to provide unbiased comparisons, ensuring customers get the best value and coverage for their trips. URL: SquareMouth Affiliate Program

A renowned name in the car rental industry, Avis offers a wide selection of vehicles, ensuring travelers can journey in style and comfort. With a commitment to quality service, Avis provides options for both short-term and long-term rentals, catering to the diverse needs of travelers worldwide. URL: Avis Affiliate Program

RV Life is a comprehensive platform catering to RV enthusiasts. It offers many resources, including RV park reviews, travel tips, and a dedicated app to enhance the RVing experience. The site is a one-stop destination for those seeking the ultimate road trip adventure. URL: RV Life Affiliate Program

Under30Experiences

Under30Experiences is a unique travel company focused on curating trips for young adults. With an emphasis on community, adventure, and personal growth, it offers immersive experiences in breathtaking destinations, ensuring travelers make lasting memories and connections. URL: Under30Experiences Affiliate Program

TravelBank serves as a modern solution for business travel and expense management. Its user-friendly interface streamlines booking, expense reporting, and budgeting, making corporate travel more efficient and cost-effective. URL: TravelBank Affiliate Program

Booking is a global leader in online travel accommodations, offering many hotels, homes, and holiday rentals. With properties in over 85,000 destinations, travelers can find the perfect stay for any trip, whether a weekend getaway or an extended vacation. URL: Booking Affiliate Program

Agoda is a renowned online travel platform providing travelers incredible deals on hotels, homes, flights, and more. With its user-centric approach, Agoda ensures a seamless booking experience, making travel more accessible and enjoyable for millions worldwide. URL: Agoda Affiliate Program

Dive into Kayak, a comprehensive travel search engine that scours hundreds of travel sites to fetch you the best deals. Whether it’s flights, hotels, or car rentals, Kayak ensures you’re well-equipped for your next adventure. Plus, with its price forecast tool, you can predict the best time to book. URL: Kayak Affiliate Program

Experience the world like never before with Viator. It offers many tours, activities, and experiences worldwide, making your travels memorable. From skip-the-line tickets to expert local guides, they’ve got your next adventure covered. URL: Viator Affiliate Program

GetYourGuide

Turn your trips into extraordinary experiences with GetYourGuide. Discover and book top attractions, tours, and activities in destinations around the world. With easy-to-use mobile tickets, free cancellation, and personal customer service, your journey is bound to be unforgettable. URL: GetYourGuide Affiliate Program

Embark on a unique road trip with RVshare, the largest RV rental marketplace. Whether you’re looking for luxury motorhomes or affordable pop-ups, RVshare connects you with the perfect vehicle for your adventure. With thousands of 5-star reviews and 24/7 roadside assistance, your journey is in safe hands. URL: RVshare Affiliate Program

Your one-stop travel solution, Expedia, offers many options, from vacation homes to flights. Bundle your stay with a car rental or flight and unlock even more significant savings. With user-friendly tools and extensive choices, Expedia ensures your dream vacation is just a click away. URL: Expedia Affiliate Program

Cabubble is the UK’s leading taxi and minicab booking platform, simplifying hiring a taxi or minicab. Its straightforward interface allows users to swiftly get quotes and book rides from trusted taxi and private hire operators. URL: Cabubble Affiliate Program

Traxo is a comprehensive travel data aggregator and itinerary management tool. Catering to businesses and individual travelers, it captures and organizes travel plans, ensuring users stay informed and organized. Their services extend to travel managers, offering insights to optimize travel programs. URL: Traxo Affiliate Program

ToursByLocals

ToursByLocals connects travelers with local guides in over 900 locations worldwide. With a focus on personalized experiences, the platform boasts over 30,000 available tours. Every manual is vetted, ensuring travelers receive an authentic and safe experience. URL: ToursByLocals Affiliate Program

Welcome Pickups

Welcome Pickups offers a holistic travel experience, starting when you land. They provide airport transfers with personalized, friendly drivers who offer insights and tips about the destination. Beyond transfers, Welcome Pickups also offers essential products, SIM cards, and skip-the-line tickets, ensuring a smooth travel experience. URL: Welcome Pickups Affiliate Program

HomeExchange

HomeExchange is the leading platform for home exchange vacations, boasting a vast community of over 150,000 subscribers from 145 countries. With over 270,000 homes and apartments available for exchange, members can travel more for less, experiencing destinations uniquely and authentically. The platform operates on an annual membership model, where, for the price of one night’s stay at a hotel, members can enjoy 12 months of unlimited exchanges. URL: HomeExchange Affiliate Program

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Travel affiliate programs are partnerships between travel service providers, such as airlines, hotels, or tour operators, and bloggers or influencers. In these collaborations, the blogger promotes specific travel services or packages, and they earn a commission for every booking, sign-up, or action generated through their referral.

Travel is a passion for many, and with the increasing number of travelers seeking unique experiences and deals, there’s a continuous demand for trusted travel recommendations. This makes the travel niche exciting and profitable for affiliates, especially as the travel industry rebounds post-pandemic.

Earnings can differ based on the program and the specific travel service promoted. Some offer a percentage of the booking fee, while others provide a flat fee for every reservation, package, or service sold. It’s essential to understand each program’s terms to gauge potential earnings.

Certainly! While having some travel experience can be beneficial, many programs offer affiliates the necessary promotional tools, resources, and training, ensuring that even those new to the travel world can effectively promote the offerings.

Consider factors like commission rates, cookie duration, the reputation of the travel brand or provider, and the quality of promotional materials. Ensure the services or packages align with your audience’s travel interests and preferences.

Promoting travel services requires authenticity and transparency. Always provide accurate information about the travel deals, destinations, and terms. Avoid making any unrealistic promises or guarantees about travel experiences.

Most programs use tracking cookies to monitor users who click on your affiliate link. When the user takes a specific action, such as booking a hotel or purchasing a tour package, the system credits you with the sale, leading to your commission.

Yes, promoting various programs can diversify your content and income streams. However, ensure the services or packages you promote are complementary and cater to your audience’s diverse travel interests.

While a specialized platform can be beneficial, many programs also accept affiliates who use other channels like social media, podcasts, or YouTube to promote their travel offerings.

Begin by researching and identifying programs that resonate with your interests and your audience’s travel preferences. Once you’ve chosen a program, sign up, access the promotional tools, and integrate them into your content. Monitor your results, refine your strategies, and stay updated with travel trends and insights for continued success.

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Looking to start a travel affiliate program? Or do you want to find the best travel affiliate programs out there? You’re in the right place.

Travel is one of the most profitable niches in the affiliate industry. If you are a travel brand, an affiliate program is an essential avenue to amplify your reach through authentic word-of-mouth promotion.

Post COVID-19, travel has seen a resurgence. The average traveler spends $1708 on a three day family vacation for a family of four.

Plus, revenue in the travel and tourism industry is set to reach $854.70 billion in 2023.

Not only that, but by 2027, 74% of total revenue for travel brands will be fueled through online sales. This is a huge opportunity for affiliate marketers and brands alike to gain a competitive advantage.

What is a Travel Affiliate Program?

In simple terms, they are partnerships where travel brands pay individuals or other companies (also known as affiliates) for sending paying customers their way.

Think of it like a friend recommending a hotel or a travel agency to you. If you book a room or a trip because of your friend’s recommendation, and your friend gets a small ‘thank you’ payment from the hotel or agency, that’s basically how an affiliate program works, but on a much larger scale.

In the travel world, this could include recommendations from a famous travel blogger or influencer for hotels, flights, tours, or even travel insurance. They create content about travel for their audience. When someone in their audience purchases by clicking an affiliate link (or referral link) they share or using a coupon code, they will earn a commission on the sale for each successful referral. It is all tracked using affiliate tracking software like Tapfiliate.

Ready to boost your bookings? Join Tapfiliate now for a 👉 free 14-day trial and kickstart your travel affiliate program!

Benefits of Travel Affiliate Programs

Whether you are a brand or an affiliate there are several benefits to travel affiliate programs. We’ll take a deep dive for both brands and affiliates so you can make an informed decision.

For Travel Brands:

Travel brands with affiliate programs have a myriad of benefits and it doesn’t only include increased sales and revenue. Let’s dive in!

Increased Sales and Revenue: Affiliate marketing gives travel brands the opportunity to increase bookings or sales and take advantage of word of mouth marketing .

Cost-Effective Marketing, Especially for Those with Lower Margins: Marketing can be tough when you have low margins (airlines, we are looking at you!) With affiliate marketing you only pay commissions on sales made with a smaller upfront cost.

Risk Mitigation: When you are marketing your travel brand it is essential to have diverse revenue channels. By including affiliate marketing into the mix you are mitigating your risk. Additionally, the financial risk is less, because you pay for performance.

Expanded Reach and Visibility: Affiliate marketing gives you access to new audiences and increased brand awareness through word of mouth marketing.

Increased Credibility: When people talk positively about your brand with their audience it builds trust with your brand. You can build a positive image using endorsements and content from reputable affiliates.

Performance Tracking and Data Insights: Data is the additional layer you need to understand your customers and optimize your marketing strategies to increase growth. With an affiliate tracking software like Tapfiliate , you can track sales in real-time and optimize your strategies.

Strengthened Partnerships: Long-term relationships are key to a successful affiliate program. When you have developed a network of partners and influencers, ensure you create long-term relationships.

Flexibility and Scalability: An affiliate program gives you the opportunity for flexibility and scalability. As an advertiser, you can choose your own commission rate and whether you offer commission increases for your top performers. Once you start to grow you can easily scale your program.

Competitive Advantage: The travel industry is a competitive space. Your brand needs to stay ahead and stand out. An affiliate program enables you to use word of mouth to stand out from competitors.

User-Generated Content: Content generated by your affiliates is a great way to highlight your brand and promote yourself to your audience.

Take advantage of these benefits and start your travel affiliate program now with a 👉 free 14-day trial.

For Affiliates:

If you are an affiliate who is looking to join travel affiliate programs to market to your audience, there are several benefits whether you focus on business travelers or backpackers.

Additional Income to Talk About Something You Are Passionate About: If you are passionate about travel, affiliate marketing enables you to earn money without needing to create a product or service yourself.

Free Stays and Comped Trips: If you are a successful affiliate, some brands will offer complimentary stays or free products to help you promote more successfully.

Low Start-Up Costs: As an affiliate there are no costs to join an affiliate program and start promoting, so it’s accessible for anyone.

Performance-Based Earnings: You earn more when you sell more. There’s no cap on the limit you can earn.

Multiple Income Streams: When you promote a travel brand, you aren’t tied to that brand. You can promote multiple products and services giving you multiple affiliate income streams.

Networking Opportunities: When you join an affiliate program, often you talk to an affiliate program manager and sometimes they have communities for their affiliates. This is a great networking opportunity.

Training, Education and Development of Skills: To help affiliates succeed, many affiliate programs offer training, resources and support. Many affiliates hone their skills in digital marketing, content and SEO to drive additional revenue.

Flexibility and Independence: Being an affiliate gives you the ultimate flexibility. You can work from anywhere and set your own schedule. You’ll have total control over your promotional strategies and your content.

Data Insights and Performance Tracking : With many affiliate programs, you are provided with your own login area to track your sales. This gives you the opportunity to try and tweak your performance and optimize your strategy.

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45 of the Best Travel Affiliate Programs

We’ve rounded up the best travel affiliate programs that you can join including some of the most popular affiliate programs. We’ve grouped them into categories: search aggregators, flights and transport, insurance, gear and guides, stays, tour companies, and cars and car rentals.

As an affiliate working with travel brands, it can sometimes be the case that you won’t get paid a commission until a booking has been completed. It means that sometimes you will wait a long time for a commission so the sooner you start promoting, the better.

Search Aggregator:

Booking.com.

Booking.com travel affiliate program landing page

Cookie duration / referral window: Not listed

Commission rate: Up to 40%

Booking.com is a global leader in online travel, providing a wide selection of accommodation options from hotel bookings to vacation rentals, with search tools and customer reviews.

Their affiliate program has a tiered commission structure based on the number of bookings you get. Their top tier of commission is 40% for 501+ stays booked per month. Currently they do not pay commissions on car rentals. 

Expedia's affiliate program landing page

Cookie duration / referral window: 7 days

Commission rate: Up to 6%

Expedia is one of the world’s largest travel agencies, offering a wide selection of travel options including flights, hotels, car rentals, and vacation packages.

Commission rates are based on categories and vary widely. For example, flight bookings earn $2 regardless of value, where car bookings give 2% on the sale value. 

Hotels.com booking page

Cookie length / referral window: 7 days

Commission rate: 4%

Hotels.com is a leading online hotel booking platform, providing travelers with access to hundreds of thousands of properties worldwide, ranging from international chains and all-inclusive resorts to local favorites and bed & breakfasts. They offer 4% commission on sales with some exceptions including gift cards.

Skyscanner travel affiliate page

Cookie duration / referral window: 30 days

Commission rate: 20%

Skyscanner helps travelers to find the best options for their trips with comprehensive comparisons of flight prices, hotels, and car rentals from a wide selection of providers.

Skyscanner is a household name offering searchable flights, hotels and car hire. They pay 20% commission on sales. Flights and car hire do not earn commissions. Their referral window is 30 days which is generous compared to their competitors. 

Kayak affiliate network program pagr

Cookie duration / referral window: 30 minutes

Commission rate: Up to 50% or $0.95 per click.

Kayak is a widely recognized travel search engine that aggregates data from hundreds of travel sites, providing users with a comprehensive view of their options for flights, hotels, car rentals, and more.

When you join the Kayak affiliate program you’ll also get access to HotelsCombined, momondo and cheapflights. 

TripAdvisor

Tripadvisor's affiliate program page

Cookie duration / referral window: 14 days

Commission Rate: Up to 40% TripAdvisor is one of the largest and most comprehensive travel platforms, offering millions of reviews, opinions, and recommendations on hotels, restaurants, attractions, and more. The platform enables travelers to make informed decisions through user-generated content, while also providing the ability to compare prices and book a wide range of travel services

The affiliate program is based on clicks and not on sales so you don’t need someone to book something to earn a commission. Tripadvisor earns a referral fee when a customer clicks out to any of the booking sites, which they then share with you, their affiliate.

Agoda's affiliate landing page

Cookie duration / referral window: Session

Commission: up to 7%

Agoda is a global online travel agency with an extensive inventory of hotels, vacation rentals, and flights, catering to travelers seeking diverse and affordable accommodation options. They offer a tiered commission rate based on the number of stays you refer. You earn 7% for 1000+ stays per month.

Cheaptickets.com

Cheaptickets booking page

Commission rate: Up to 8%

CheapTickets is an online travel agency offering a wide range of affordable travel options, including flights, hotels, car rentals, and vacation packages. 

Commission rates are paid on a category basis, with some categories earning a specific dollar amount, and others a percentage of the sale. For example, event tickets earn 8% commission, and cruise bookings earn $30. 

Priceline homepage for bookings

Commission rate: 3%

Priceline is a popular online travel agency known for offering substantial discounts on hotels, flights, car rentals, and vacation packages. They offer 3% commission on the sale value, but also offer a set rate of $2 for flight bookings.

justfly's homepage

Cookie length / referral window: 45 days

Commission rate: Up to $3 per booking. 

JustFly is an online travel agency that uses its technology to offer travelers budget-friendly options for flights, hotels, and car rentals. The platform streamlines the booking process and provides access to numerous travel deals. This affiliate program offers set dollar amounts on bookings, regardless of value with international flights earning the maximum commission amount. 

Cheapoair's travel affiliate program page

Cookie length / referral window: 90 days

Commission rate: Up to $35 per booking.

CheapOair is an online travel agency known for offering competitive prices on flights, hotels, and car rentals, helping travelers find affordable travel options across the globe.

Their commission rates are tiered per category. For example, the highest paying category is vacation packages, and if you get 501+ sales per month you’ll get $35 per booking. For flight insurance you would get $5 per sale if you got 100 or less sales in a month. 

Flights / Transport

Qatar airways.

Qatar Airways affiliate program landing page

Commission rate: 2% 

Qatar Airways, the state-owned flag carrier of Qatar, is renowned for its luxurious cabin offerings, hospitality, and commitment to innovation. They offer a set rate of 2% commission on all sales, regardless of whether a flight is first class or economy. 

Emirates booking page

Cookie length / referral window: 30 days

Commission rate: 1.25%

Emirates, based in Dubai, is one of the world’s leading airlines, known for its service, state-of-the-art fleet, and extensive global network connecting passengers to over 150 destinations. They offer a commission rate of 1.25% on all bookings.

Etihad Airways

Etihad's affiliate partner program page on their website

Commission rate: 1.6%

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, is known for its luxurious services, offerings, and an extensive network connecting passengers to key destinations worldwide. Their affiliate program offers a 1.6% commission rate on all flights booked. 

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines affiliate program page

Commission rate: Up to 1.5%

Renowned for its reliable services, extensive global network, and innovative approach to environmentally responsible flying, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines connects passengers from around the world,They offer 1.5% commission for long haul flights, and other flights booked earn 1%.  

AirFrance affiliate program landing page

Air France, France’s flagship airline, offers an extensive global network connecting passengers to hundreds of destinations across the globe. They offer 1.25% commission on flight bookings. 

Hawaiian Airlines

Hawaiian Airlines flight booking page

Commission rate: 1.5%

Hawaiian Airlines operates a comprehensive network of flights that connect the Hawaiian Islands with numerous destinations in the United States, Asia, and the South Pacific, offering passengers a gateway to the unique beauty and culture of Hawaii.

They offer 1.5% commission on all flights booked. 

Interrail pass / Eurail pass

Interrail and eurail homepage

Commission rate: Up to 5%

Eurail and Interrail offer rail passes that provide flexible and cost-effective travel options across Europe, catering to both non-European residents (Eurail) and European residents (Interrail) respectively. 

They offer different passes which enable you to travel to up to 33 countries. They offer up to 5% commission on global passes, and 3% commission on one-country passes. 

Going (Formerly Scott’s Cheap Flights)

Going's travel affiliate program page

Cookie length / referral window: Up to 30 days

Commission rate: Up to $40

Going, formerly known as Scott’s Cheap Flights, is a travel deal alert service that helps subscribers save money by notifying them of discounted and error fares for international flights.

Cookie lengths and commissions vary. For example, email verification earns $1 and the referral window is 7 days. For membership purchases you can earn $40 and the referral window from clicks is 30 days.

Dollar Flight Club

Dollar Flight Club's travel affiliate program page

Commission rate: 40%

Dollar Flight Club is a subscription-based service that alerts members to low-cost flight deals, helping travelers save money on airfare to destinations worldwide. They offer a set 40% commission per sale.

FerryHopper

Ferryhopper affiliate page on their website

Commission rate: 1% of gross booking value

Ferryhopper is an online platform that streamlines the process of booking ferry tickets, offering a comprehensive database of ferry routes across Europe and beyond. 

They pay 1% commission on the gross booking value. 

Shuttlefinder

Shuttlefinder's booking homepage

ShuttleFinder is an online platform that connects travelers with a variety of airport shuttle services, offering a range of options from shared rides to private vehicles. Their affiliate program offers 20% commission on sales. 

Travel Insurance Affiliate Programs

World nomads affiliate program.

World Nomad's affiliate program page on their website

Cookie length / referral window: 60 days

Commission rate: 0.83USD per order 

World Nomads is a renowned travel insurance company that caters to adventurous travelers, providing comprehensive coverage for a wide range of activities and unexpected incidents. 

For affiliates they offer a flat rate of $0.83 per order, regardless of the order value. The cookie length of 60 days is pretty long considering most travel brands have shorter referral windows. 

SafetyWing partner program page

Cookie length / referral window: 365 days

Commission rate: 10%

SafetyWing offers specialized travel insurance catering to digital nomads, remote workers, and frequent travelers, providing comprehensive coverage that includes medical, and travel interruption. They offer a 10% recurring commission for up to a year. 

Gear & Travel Guides:

Travelpro's affiliate program page on their website

Commission rate: Up to 10%

Travelpro is a luggage brand, regarded for its durable travel bags designed to meet the rigorous demands of frequent travelers and flight crews. With a focus on quality, functionality, and style, Travelpro offers a wide range of luggage options, ensuring travelers can find the perfect gear to suit their journey. 

Their affiliate program offers a base commission rate of 8%, but commissions increase to 9% for sales of $500+, and 10% commission for sales above $1000. They also offer free products for sweepstakes.

REI homepage

Cookie length / referral window: 15 days

Commission rate: 5%

REI is a well-established outdoor retail cooperative, providing a range of high-quality gear, apparel, and equipment for camping, hiking, cycling, and various other outdoor activities. Their travel selection includes bags, car racks, luggage and more. They offer a 5% commission on sales. 

ebags affiliate program page

Cookie length / referral window: 14 days

eBags is an online retailer specializing in luggage, backpacks, and travel accessories, offering a wide range of products to suit various travel needs. The commission rate is 3% with some exceptions on specific SKUs including gift cards. 

Lonely Planet

Lonely planet Affiliate program page

Commission rate: 15%

Lonely Planet are well known for their travel guidebooks, but they also sell a variety of different travel-themed books and maps as well. They offer 15% commission on all sales. 

Hotel Affiliate Programs & Stays

Accor hotels.

Accor travel affiliate program page on their website

Accor is a hospitality group, boasting a diverse portfolio of over 5,100 properties across luxury, mid-scale, and economy segments. Commission is 4% on the sale value, and they have programs serving Europe and the USA. 

IHG Hotels and Resorts

IHG's travel affiliate marketing page on their website

IHG Hotels & Resorts is a global hospitality company, boasting a broad portfolio of well-known hotel brands spanning from luxury to economy. Their affiliate program offers 3% commission with a few exceptions that don’t pay commission.

Hostelworld

Hostelworld affiliate program page

Commission rate: 18-22%

Hostelworld is a leading online booking platform dedicated to helping travelers find and reserve budget-friendly hostel accommodations worldwide. They offer 18-22% commission. 

TrustedHousesitters

TrustedHousesitters partnerships program page on their website

TrustedHousesitters connects homeowners with reliable sitters who provide pet care and security for their homes in exchange for accommodation. This means worry-free travel for pet owners.

For affiliates, they have a high average order value combined with a high conversion rate on their website.

Homeexchange.com

HomeExchange affiliate program page

Commission rate: Up to $20

Home Exchange is a global platform that enables travelers to swap their homes with others, allowing for a unique and cost-effective way to travel.  For affiliates looking to promote Home Exchange commission starts at $5 for an account signup. You’ll get $10 when a home is completed 80%, and then $20 for a subscription.

Tour Companies

Viator's travel affiliate program page.

Commission rate: 8% 

Viator, a TripAdvisor company, is an online marketplace that provides travelers with access to thousands of tours, activities, and experiences worldwide. You get 8% commission on all completed bookings.

Get Your Guide

Travel affiliate program page for Get Your Guide

Cookie length / referral window: 31 days

GetYourGuide is an online platform offering a wide array of tours, activities, and experiences worldwide, connecting travelers with local operators for memorable adventures.

G Adventures

Travel affiliate program page for G Adventures

Commission rate: 6% 

G Adventures is a travel company specializing in authentic, sustainable small-group tours that connect travelers to local cultures and environments around the world. Commissions are 6% on all completed trips. 

City Sightseeing

City Sightseeing affiliate program page

City Sightseeing is a global brand renowned for its iconic open-top, hop-on hop-off bus tours, providing flexible and convenient sightseeing options in over 100 cities worldwide. They pay 10% commission on sales. 

CitysightsNY

CitySights NY affiliate program page

Commission rate: Up to 15% 

CitySights NY provides a comprehensive range of sightseeing tours and experiences across New York City, showcasing the Big Apple’s iconic landmarks, neighborhoods, and attractions. 

Car & RV Rentals:

Hertz affiliate program page.

Cookie length / referral window: 1 day

Commission rate: 3% 

Hertz is one of the most recognized car rental companies globally, renowned for its extensive fleet, numerous locations, and commitment to customer service. They offer a set 3% commission on the sale value. 

RentalCars.com

Rentalcars.com booking page

Rentalcars.com is a leading online car rental service, providing customers with a wide array of vehicle options from various trusted suppliers worldwide. They offer 6% commission on bookings where the customer pays upfront, and 1% commission when a customer chooses to pay later.

enterprise car rental booking page

Commission rate: 1%

Enterprise Rent-A-Car is a globally recognized car rental company, renowned for its extensive fleet, numerous convenient locations, and exceptional customer service. Catering to a variety of travel needs, from daily errands to road trips, Enterprise offers a wide range of vehicles. They offer 1% commission and if you are new to affiliate marketing they offer tutorials.

Discovercars.com

Discovercars.com affiliae program page

Commission rate: 70% of car rental profit plus 30% of their full coverage revenue

DiscoverCars is a global car rental platform that offers users a comprehensive search and booking service, aggregating deals from a wide range of providers. They have a long referral window and commissions are generous.

Budget 

Budget booking page

Cookie length / referral window: Unlisted

Commission rate: Up to 4%

Budget is a globally recognized car rental company offering affordable and reliable vehicle options for both leisure and business travelers. They offer up to 4% commission on bookings. Their referral window is unlisted.

Outdoorsy affiliate program page

Cookie lifetime / referral window:   30 days

Commission rate: $60+

Outdoorsy is a peer-to-peer RV rental platform that connects RV owners with travelers looking to experience the freedom and adventure of an RV vacation.

affiliate marketing travel agency

Cookie length / referral window:   30 days

Commission rate: 4% per booking  or $7 for a new RV listing

RVshare stands as a leading peer-to-peer RV rental platform, facilitating connections between RV owners and travelers seeking unique and flexible travel experiences. They offer 4% per completed stay, or $7 for every new RV listing.

How to Set Up Your Travel Affiliate Program

If you are a travel brand interested in setting up your own affiliate program, this guide will help you to get set up quickly.

1. Choose the Right Affiliate Platform or Software

Opt for an affiliate platform that can adequately support travel-related products and services. Ensure the platform is user-friendly and offers robust features for tracking and reporting, allowing you to monitor bookings, cancellations, and customer interactions efficiently. Given the nature of travel planning, it’s crucial to choose a platform that permits delayed commission payouts, considering the potential gap between booking and actual travel or the potential for cancellations. An affiliate software like Tapfiliate is perfect for this because we do not have rules around payouts – you are in control.

2. Create an Attractive Commission Structure

Travel affiliates are attracted to programs that offer worthwhile incentives. Investigate what similar travel affiliate programs provide (check out our list of travel affiliate programs above) and set your commission rates competitively. You could offer enhanced commissions for high-performing affiliates or additional bonuses for promoting specific destinations during peak seasons, ensuring alignment with travel trends.

Tip: Some brands include a minimum payout amount. A minimum payout means that an affiliate has to have a specific amount of commission approved in order to receive their payout to avoid unecessary fees.

3. Create a Comprehensive Affiliate Agreement

Your affiliate agreement should be comprehensive, outlining all terms and conditions unique to travel promotions. Include specifics on commission rates, the time frame for payouts post-travel, acceptable promotional methods, and any travel-specific branding guidelines. Clarifying these aspects upfront minimizes potential misunderstandings and sets a solid foundation for the partnership.

4. Develop Marketing Materials

Supply your affiliates with a variety of marketing materials tailored to travel promotions. This can include destination-specific banners, travel deal videos, affiliate links and deep links for hotel reviews, and high-resolution images of travel spots. Ensure all materials uphold your brand image and are optimized to attract and convert travel enthusiasts.

5. Recruit Travel-Focused Affiliates

Seek out affiliates that specialize in travel content, such as travel bloggers, vloggers, and influencers with engaged audiences interested in travel. Focus on partners who have a following that aligns with your target demographic and can authentically promote your affiliate products or services.

6. Provide Support and Communication

Establish a strong line of communication with your travel affiliates, offering them the support they need to effectively promote your products. Be prompt in addressing their queries and keep them in the loop regarding any new travel deals, changes in services, or updates to your affiliate program. Regular updates and support help maintain a motivated and informed affiliate network, ensuring the success of your travel affiliate program.

By honing in on the specifics of travel affiliate marketing, you can create a program that attracts the right partners and drives successful promotions.

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Strategies for Promoting a Travel Affiliate Program to Potential Affiliates

1. Optimize Your Program’s Landing Page:

Ensure your travel affiliate program’s landing page on your website is not just a signup form but a comprehensive resource. Highlight popular travel products or packages that affiliates can promote (for example packages for business travelers), showcase testimonials from successful travel affiliates, and clearly outline your competitive affiliate commissions structure and payout timelines.

2. Utilize Social Media:

Use your brand’s social media channels to share captivating travel content that integrates stories of successful affiliate partnerships. Create posts that showcase the unique travel experiences affiliates have helped promote, and highlight the financial and experiential benefits of joining your program.

3. Engage with Online Communities:

Identify forums and online communities where travel bloggers, influencers, and affiliate marketers gather. Participate in these spaces, sharing your travel expertise and insights. Use these interactions as opportunities to subtly introduce your affiliate program, emphasizing its unique advantages for travel content creators.

4. Content Marketing:

Develop blog posts and articles that delve into the world of travel affiliate marketing as a part of your content creation strategy. Share success stories, tips, and strategies specifically tailored to promoting travel products and services. Use these pieces to highlight how your affiliate program stands out and include clear CTAs directing readers to your affiliate signup page.

5. Email Marketing:

Segment your email list to identify individuals with a keen interest in travel and affiliate marketing. Send them tailored email campaigns that showcase the unique aspects of your travel affiliate program, share success stories, and highlight the potential earnings and travel opportunities affiliates can enjoy.

6. Host Webinars and Live Sessions:

Host webinars and live Q&A sessions specifically tailored to travel affiliates. Use these platforms to provide a walkthrough of your affiliate program, share success stories, and give insights into the best practices for promoting travel products and services. This approach helps build a community and offers a direct line of communication with potential affiliates.

7. Network at Industry Events:

Attend industry-specific events and conferences to network with potential travel affiliates. Bring materials that showcase the success of your affiliate program, and be ready to answer questions and discuss the unique advantages of your travel-specific affiliate program.

Start Your Travel Affiliate Program Today

The travel sector stands out as one of the most lucrative arenas in the affiliate industry, offering opportunities for both businesses and affiliates alike.

By integrating a travel affiliate program or referral program into your marketing strategy, you not only enhance your visibility in this competitive field but also significantly mitigate financial risks associated with traditional advertising.

For affiliates, partnering with a travel program opens doors to multiple revenue streams, complimentary stays, and a level of flexibility and independence that is hard to find with other work.

The process of setting up a travel affiliate program and affiliate tools is streamlined and user-friendly, thanks to the flexibility of affiliate software like Tapfiliate .

These platforms provide robust tracking, detailed reporting, and a user-friendly interface, ensuring that both you and your affiliates can focus on what matters most: creating unforgettable travel experiences and generating revenue.

Can’t wait to get started and set up your travel affiliate program? Start your 👉 free 14-day trial of Tapfiliate today.

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I’m the content strategist here at Tapfiliate. Living in Alkmaar, I like reading books, travel and ramen. You can find me on  LinkedIn  or  Twitter .

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Are you a dedicated globetrotter with a burning passion for travel? What if we told you that you could turn your love for exploring the world into a lucrative source of income? Welcome to the exciting world of travel affiliate programs for 2024. In this comprehensive guide, we'll take you on a journey through the top 10 travel affiliate programs of the leading travel sites, each offering unique opportunities to earn high commissions while sharing your enthusiasm for travel. Whether you're a seasoned travel blogger or just embarking on your digital adventure, these affiliate programs will help you transform your wanderlust into a revenue stream.

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What is a Travel Affiliate Program? 

Before we dive into the thrilling realm of travel affiliate programs, let's start by demystifying what exactly a travel affiliate program entails. In essence, a travel affiliate program is a collaborative partnership between you (the affiliate) and a travel-related company. Your role is to promote the affiliate products or services of this company on your blog or website, and in return, you earn a commission for every sale or referral generated through your unique affiliate link. It's a symbiotic relationship – you get to share your passion for travel, while the company gains new customers through your promotional efforts.

Top 10 Affiliate Programs for Travel Bloggers 

If you're a travel blogger, you're in a prime position to leverage affiliate marketing to generate a passive income stream. Travel affiliate programs offer you the chance to monetize your blog by endorsing products or services that align seamlessly with your content. Regardless of whether you focus on budget travel, luxury escapades, or thrilling adventures, there's a travel affiliate program tailored to your niche. Let's embark on a voyage through some of the finest travel affiliate programs specially curated for bloggers in 2024.

1. Tripshepherd Affiliate Program

Become a Tripshepherd partner and transform your wanderlust into wealth with our affiliate program!

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With this program, you'll get: 

  • Access to Premium Content

Boost your earnings with Tripshepherds' exceptional content, meticulously designed to captivate your audience.

  • Hassle-Free Payouts

Enjoy peace of mind with monthly commissions deposited directly into your account.

  • Reliable Tracking

Track your sales effortlessly and earn credit for every referral, courtesy of our cutting-edge tracking platforms.

  • Rewarding Your Passion

The Tripshepherd affiliate partner program is your golden ticket to igniting your audience's wanderlust.

  • A Plethora of Attractions to Showcase

Our extensive inventory unlocks a world of possibilities tailored to each traveler's unique desires. Tripshepherd operates in over 20 cities across the USA and Canada, promising your audience an ever-expanding array of experiences guided by our seasoned tour experts.

Our small group tours, backed by the raving reviews of millions of travelers, are led by enthusiastic tour guides. With over 5,000 glowing reviews, we wholeheartedly share our passion for our offerings. Join our ranks and become a cherished member of our team to unlock the gateway to earnings through our affiliate program!

Spread the wanderlust among your audience and channel traffic to our website. Reap the rewards—start earning commissions for the traffic you steer our way by sharing your unique trackable link.

Ready to embark on our journey together?

Apply now and become an integral part of our ever-growing Tripshepherd family.

Be a Part of the Tripshepherd Family & Earn a Generous Commission!

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Let's unravel some of the common queries you may have about travel affiliate programs:

Is this program open to everyone?

Absolutely! Anyone, including existing Tripshepherd customers, is welcome to apply and become a Tripshepherd affiliate. Once approved, you'll gain access to a Tripshepherd dashboard, providing entry to our vibrant marketplace. It's worth noting that while affiliates can access the marketplace, having a listing there requires being a customer. Nevertheless, you'll have the privilege of exploring the marketplace and joining any program that piques your interest.

How will my referrals be tracked?

Tracking your referrals is effortless through the unique affiliate link provided within your Tripshepherd dashboard. This link enables you to monitor clicks and trace your referrals' journey through the Tripshepherd sales cycle until they either close or are lost.

Is there a limit to the number of referrals?

No, there are no limitations. Feel free to refer as many enthusiastic travelers as you can!

How do I get paid?

To receive your well-deserved commissions, you'll need to set up your PayPal or Stripe account via your Tripshepherddashboard. Once your registered deal closes, you'll receive immediate payment.

What Tripshepherd Affiliate Program Offers:

- Earn a generous 12% commission on every successful booking.

- Gain access to a diverse array of high-quality tours and experiences across the USA and Canada.

- Enjoy dedicated support to assist you on your affiliate journey.

- Utilize a user-friendly tracking and reporting system for seamless management.

- Collaborate on promotional strategies to maximize your earnings.

- Benefit from a generous cookie duration of 30 days.

Now, let's embark on a virtual tour of more remarkable affiliate programs promoting travel, each offering unique opportunities to explore the world while earning commissions.

2. Tiqets.com Affiliate Program

Unlock new streams of revenue and offer your audience unparalleled access to the world's finest museums and attractions through the Tiqets Affiliate Program . Join over 3,800 partners, ranging from travel bloggers to ticket agents, who are already reaping the rewards of partnering with Tiqets.

With Tiqets, your customers will enjoy seamless access to over 4,100 museums and attractions worldwide, thanks to their 100% mobile, real-time ticket availability. From iconic landmarks to hidden gems, Tiqets' direct partnerships ensure instant booking confirmation and last-minute availability for your audience. With content available in up to 14 languages and a variety of payment options, you can cater to a global audience with ease.

But the benefits don't stop there. Drive more revenue with Tiqets' marketing expertise and merchandising capabilities. Their targeted upsells, including VR experiences, exclusive exhibitions, and audio guides will increase your margin per customer and enhance their overall experience.

Plus, with Tiqets' expert support, you'll have access to personalized insights into your customer base and Tiqets’ specialized in-depth reviewing system. Their 24/7 multilingual customer service ensures that you and your customers receive the assistance you need, whenever you need it.

With Tiqets' Affiliate Program, you'll gain access to a vast network of cultural experiences, ensuring that your audience can explore the world's wonders with ease. From ancient landmarks to modern marvels, Tiqets offers a seamless booking experience that will delight travelers and culture enthusiasts alike. 

Join thousands of partners who have experienced exponential growth and success with the Tiqets Affiliate Program. From seamless integration to timely support, Tiqets is committed to providing you with the tools and resources you need to succeed.

Ready to offer your customers more ways to explore culture? Join the Tiqets Affiliate Program today and unlock the door to new opportunities for your business!

3. TripAdvisor Affiliate Program 

Discover a World of Reviews and Bookings! 

If you're captivated by the world of reviews and bookings, TripAdvisor's affiliate program is your perfect match. Renowned as an online review platform, TripAdvisor also serves as a booking platform or portal for hotels and activities. As an affiliate, you can earn a remarkable 50% commission on the revenue TripAdvisor generates from hotel bookings. Even more enticing, there's no need for users to make a booking for you to earn a commission. 

You'll pocket money every time a user redirected from your site clicks out to any of TripAdvisor's partners (other booking platforms). With conversion rates exceeding 30%, this program can be one of the most lucrative options in the travel niche, provided you can drive sufficient traffic. The cookie duration is two weeks, offering ample time for potential conversions. If you're enthusiastic about accommodation and have an audience eager to explore the world, TripAdvisor's affiliate program is your passport to enticing earnings.

4. Expedia Affiliate Program

Unlock a World of Travel Possibilities! 

Expedia, one of the travel industry's giants, opens doors to more than 140,000 properties globally, along with discounted flights, vacation deals, boat trips, and car rentals. With over 500 travel partnerships, Expedia allows travelers to save up to $500 on hotels by booking a flight, car, or package. As an affiliate, you can join the Expedia Partner Solutions program , which offers access to a treasure trove of travel products and the opportunity to earn commissions on completed bookings. 

The commission structure varies depending on the product, but it can be highly competitive. Generally, the commission earned is 2% to 6%. The cookie duration is a standard 7 days. To assist you in your affiliate journey, Expedia provides access to a suite of marketing tools and dedicated support. With Expedia's reputable brand and extensive offerings, this affiliate program is an alluring choice for those who aim to convert their love for travel into affiliate income.

5. Booking.com Affiliate Program 

Embark on a Journey of Earnings! 

Booking.com, a global leader in accommodations, offers travelers a vast selection of hotels, apartments, villas, and more. The Booking.com Affiliate Partner Program allows you to tap into this expansive inventory and earn commissions by driving bookings through your affiliate links. The program provides access to 30 million listings in more than 227 countries and territories. 

Commissions are typically 4% on all bookings. The cookie window operates on a session basis, meaning you'll earn a commission when someone clicks your referral link and converts instantly. Booking.com also offers a wide range of promotional materials, including search boxes, banners, and deep linking to help you optimize your affiliate marketing efforts. With its global reach and broad accommodation options, this travel website's affiliate program is a compelling choice for travel enthusiasts looking to monetize their passion and enhance their travel experience.

6. Amazon Associates 

Explore a Universe of Affiliate Opportunities! 

While not exclusively a travel affiliate program, Amazon Associates opens doors to a vast array of travel-related products and accessories. As a travel blogger or content creator, you can harness the power of Amazon's extensive product catalog to recommend travel gear, books, gadgets, and more. With a commission structure that varies based on the product category, you can earn anywhere from 1% to 4% or even more on qualifying purchases made through your affiliate links. 

The cookie duration is 24 hours, meaning you'll earn a commission on any products added to a customer's cart within that time frame. What sets Amazon Associates apart from other referral programs is its versatility – you can seamlessly integrate travel-related recommendations into your existing content. Whether it's travel guides, luggage, electronics, or travel-themed gifts, Amazon Associates offers a world of possibilities for affiliate marketers in the travel niche.

7. Skyscanner Affiliate Program 

Navigate the Skies of Affiliate Earnings! 

Skyscanner, a popular flight comparison website, boasts a robust affiliate program that allows you to earn commissions by directing users to their platform. With Skyscanner's vast database of flight options, travelers can compare prices and find the best deals on airfare. The affiliate program offers a competitive commission structure, rewarding you for both flight bookings and car hire referrals. 

Commissions can range from a fixed fee to a percentage (as high as 20%) of the booking value, depending on the user's location and the type of referral. The cookie duration is 30 days, providing ample time for users to finalize their travel plans. Skyscanner also provides a range of customizable widgets and search boxes that you can integrate into your travel-focused content. If you cater to an audience of jet-setters and frequent flyers, the Skyscanner affiliate program is a valuable addition to your monetization strategy.

8. Viator Affiliate Program 

Embark on Adventures, Earn Generously!

Viator, a subsidiary of TripAdvisor, specializes in offering travelers a vast array of tours, activities, and experiences. Their affiliate program allows you to promote and earn commissions on these exciting adventures. With access to over 395,000 attractions worldwide, Viator offers an impressive selection for travelers seeking memorable experiences. You can expect to earn an 8% generous commission with each booking!

The cookie duration is a substantial 30 days, ensuring you have ample time to earn commissions on bookings made by your referred customers. Viator has more than one million reviews in its catalog to help you effectively market their offerings. Make sure to market the tours with a high number of reviews. If your travel-focused content revolves around experiential adventures and unique activities, the Viator affiliate program can be a lucrative addition to your affiliate portfolio!

9. Hotels.com Affiliate Program

Find Your Path to Affiliate Success!

Hotels.com, known for its extensive selection of hotels and accommodations, offers an affiliate program that empowers you to earn commissions through hotel bookings. With access to over one million properties in 200 countries, Hotels.com provides travelers with a wide range of options for their stays. The commission structure typically ranges from 4% to 6% of the booking value, depending on the type of accommodation and the number of bookings you drive. 

The cookie duration is 7 days, offering a reasonable window for potential conversions. Hotels.com equips you with a variety of marketing materials, including banners, text links, and customizable widgets, to enhance your affiliate marketing efforts. If your audience consists of travelers seeking diverse lodging options, the Hotels.com affiliate program is a valuable addition to your affiliate strategy.

10. Agoda Affiliate Program 

Discover Affiliate Opportunities in Accommodations!

Agoda , a prominent online travel agency, specializes in offering globetrotters a vast selection of accommodations and travel services, including flights, hotels, car rentals, and more. Their affiliate program enables you to earn commissions by promoting their extensive range of lodging options. Commissions typically range from 4% to 7% of the booking value, depending on the type of accommodation and the number of bookings you generate. 

The cookie duration is 30 days so you can capitalize on user engagement with ease. Agoda provides access to various promotional materials, including hotel power ads and text links, to support your affiliate marketing efforts. If your niche revolves around accommodations and lodging choices, the Agoda affiliate program offers a compelling opportunity to monetize your travel-focused content and earn passive income.

11. World Nomads Affiliate Program 

Insure Your Way to Affiliate Success! 

World Nomads , a renowned travel insurance provider, offers an affiliate program tailored for travel enthusiasts. This program allows you to promote travel insurance plans and earn commissions on policy sales. With World Nomads, travelers can access comprehensive travel insurance coverage designed to provide peace of mind during their adventures. 

Commissions are typically 10% per qualified sale of the policy premium. The cookie duration is 60 days, offering a generous window for potential conversions. World Nomads equips you with a range of marketing materials, including banners and text links, to enhance your affiliate marketing efforts. If your audience prioritizes travel safety and protection, the World Nomads affiliate program is a valuable addition to your affiliate portfolio.

Conclusion:

As a dedicated traveler and content creator, you hold the key to turning your wanderlust into wealth through these top 10 travel affiliate programs for 2024. Each program offers a unique opportunity to monetize your passion for travel, from hotel bookings and flights to tours and travel insurance. Whether you're a seasoned travel blogger or just starting on your affiliate journey, there's a program tailored to your niche and audience. Start your affiliate adventure today and embark on a profitable voyage while sharing the joy of travel with your audience. Join hands with these reputable travel companies and unlock the door to a world of earnings. The world is waiting, and your journey to affiliate success begins now!

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Travelpayouts is the ultimate digital partnership platform. We help travel bloggers monetize their content by recommending trusted travel brands to their audiences. Start your travel affiliate journey today.

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Get access to affiliate programs of trusted brands such as Tripadvisor , Booking.com , and GetYourGuide . Pick from over 100 brands from every travel niche.

Integrate our no-code partner tools in your content. And for links, use our handy Chrome extension or generate them directly in your dashboard.

Get access to detailed statistics on how many bookings have been made via your affiliate links. This information is delivered in real time so that you always know how much you’re making.

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18 Best Travel Affiliate Programs In 2024 Reviewed

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The travel industry is a highly profitable affiliate niche, with the potential for significant commission payouts for promoting vacation packages, flights, and hotels. Even a single-digit commission rate can be worth hundreds of dollars per sale.

However, it’s also one of the most competitive niches out there, and navigating it successfully requires knowledge of the best practices and networks to use. We’d be happy to share the travel affiliate programs that have yielded significant benefits for us.

We’ll also give you an introduction to the niche and teach you about some of the top networks our Affiliate Lab members love and the best affiliate programs for a range of sub-niches, including general travel, airlines, hotels, and tours.

You’ll also see some of the best affiliates for insurance and travel accessories.

Table Of Contents

  • 1. ShareASale (Editor’s Choice)

2. Travelpayouts

3. cj affiliate, 4. tripadvisor, 6. skyscanner, 8. booking.com, 9. agoda affiliate program, 10. g adventures, 12. world nomads, 13. safetywing, 14. boatbookings, 15. sandals resorts, 17. osprey.com, 18. amazon associates, affiliate marketing and the travel niche, how to find the best travel affiliate products, understanding the customer buying cycle, affiliate program vs. affiliate network: what’s the difference, start making profits in travel niche, the best travel affiliate programs (general).

General travel affiliate programs are a great starting point if your travel affiliate marketing site is focused on travel in a general way. You’ll be able to find many different programs to match the topics on your site. You can also network with other affiliate marketers.

The networks below have some of the best affiliate programs, and they cover a variety of different products that may appeal to readers of a travel blogger or social media page.

1. ShareASale ( Editor’s Choice )

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ShareASale is a network that has been around for more than 20 years. It’s one of the world’s largest and hosts some of the best travel affiliate programs. You can partner with more than 15,000 merchants, including travel brands like Viator, Cotopaxi, Eastern Mountain Sports, and RoamRight.

Affiliates are provided with access to a custom affiliate link tool, as well as automated reports to track performance.

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Travelpayouts is a travel affiliate network with nearly 100 different programs from brands like Expedia, Hilton, and Tripadvisor.

It is a favorite of travel bloggers because it’s a one-stop shop for all kinds of travel-specific offers like vacation packages, hotel bookings, car rentals and flight bookings.

It has processed more than $20 million in payouts since it was first launched. Affiliates have access to tools, including widgets and WordPress plugins. Support services are available in more than 60 languages.

CJ Affiliate Network (Commission Junction)

CJ Affiliate is one of the world’s largest affiliate marketing networks. It hosts hundreds of travel affiliate programs, including major global brands like Expedia.

The network pays out more than $1.5 billion in commissions every year to travel bloggers, deals websites, and other major players.

Affiliates are supported by custom APIs and comprehensive analytics data. They also have access to thousands of other offers in related niches.

TripAdvisor is the world’s largest travel site with more than a million bookable destinations. The TripAdvisor affiliate program allows you to promote their rooms and claim a 50% commission of the brokerage fee that TripAdvisor gets from their hotel partners.

You can even get a flat commission based on the number of clicks sent to TripAdvisor. Affiliate marketing publishers who send fewer than 1000 clicks per month are earning $550/mo affiliate income. TripAdvisor affiliate program is available on both CJ Affiliate and AWIN.

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Expedia is a massive travel network that includes the brands Hotels.com, Vrbo, Orbitz, and Travelocity. As an affiliate marketing partner, you can collect commissions for each booking completed on these sites.

The program is currently hosted on the affiliate network, Flexoffers. Affiliate website owners who qualify can customize their affiliate links, and use booking widgets, and custom search APIs.

Best Airline Affiliate Programs

Airline affiliate programs can be a great way to monetize a general travel blog or an affiliate marketing site that is focused on a specific remote destination.

These referral programs can be easily combined with other popular affiliate programs based on activity booking or accessories.

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Skyscanner is a global travel website that allows users to compare prices for flights, car hire services, and hotels. As part of the travel affiliate program, travel bloggers can collect a commission off of each booking that is made through their travel sites.

Affiliates are provided with travel search widgets, banners, and customizable affiliate links to drive users to the Skyscanner site. Travel websites, blogs, social media groups, deals websites, and other types of sites are allowed to apply.

kayak homepage

Kayak is a travel search engine that promises users the best prices on travel by showing them offers from hundreds of hotel, flight, and car rental sites in one place.

It’s a massive service with more than 200,000,000 searches per month. It also serves a global audience with support for more than 20 languages.

If you join this affiliate program, you’ll be supported with banners and affiliate links that can be targeted to specific destinations.

Best Hotel Affiliate Programs

Hotel affiliate programs are a great way to monetize sites focused on specific destinations.

For example, you can focus on a particular area, such as the Florida Keys or the Mediterranean. You can even focus your site on a specific hotel or resort.

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Booking.com is a major travel booking site that manages more than 1.5 million room reservations per day. As part of this travel affiliate program, travel bloggers can collect commissions by convincing users to book rooms, vacation rentals, and cabins for trains and ships.

Will Hatton of The Broke Backpacker travel blog[ 2 ] had this to say about the program:

“For accommodation, booking.com is the best affiliate program to push; it just converts better than other platforms.”

If you join the Booking.com affiliate program, you get access to a partner portal that provides free tracking and performance analysis tools.

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Agoda is a vacation rental site that allows users to book anything from hotels to resort homes and private villas. Nearly a million properties are available for booking on the site. Everything from New York 5-star hotels to Cancun resorts is represented.

As part of their referral program, you can collect commissions for booking any of these rentals. Approved affiliates have access to insider data files for each hotel, as well as search box widgets and custom banners.

Best Travel Tours Affiliate Programs

Travel tour affiliate programs are some of the most lucrative travel affiliate programs. Booking tours usually involve multiple accommodations, services, or activities over several days. Large transactions can mean a substantial commission for you.

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G Adventures is a travel tour site that allows users to book adventures with small groups. Adventures with full itineraries are available in places from Istanbul to Iceland. Affiliates can collect commissions for directing users toward 2-4 day packages.

The program is managed by the Commission Junction network. If you join this travel affiliate program, you’ll be supported by all the tools available on that network, including tracking and real-time reporting apps.

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Viator is an activities-booking site for attractions all over the world. Users can sign up for full packages based on exploring world-class cities like New York or wonders like Chichen Itza.

Activities include sightseeing tours, tickets for cultural attractions, and activities like snorkeling and parasailing.

Affiliates are supported with a self-service dashboard where they can view reports, assess performance, and track incoming payments.

Best Travel Insurance Affiliate Programs

Travel insurance affiliate programs give you the chance to get paid for directing your users to sign up for insurance.

These programs can work effectively on any kind of travel blog. Due to the relatively low cost of the product, it can be easy to convince visitors to add insurance to other kinds of orders.

world nomads homepage

World Nomads is a travel insurance site that serves independent travelers in more than 130 countries. Users can get coverage for their gear, 24/7 emergency medical or dental assistance, and unplanned return flights.

Affiliates can promote insurance plans across the world. If you join this affiliate program, you’ll be supported by a global support team with bases in the UK, Australia, Brazil, and the US.

safety wing homepage

SafetyWing provides global medical insurance for digital nomads and other types of long-term travelers. Unlike many other types of travel insurance, it operates on a subscription model so that travelers can remain covered for months or even years at a time.

As a partner in this affiliate program, you can collect commissions for promoting nomad insurance or remote health subscriptions. In either case, you can collect 10% commissions and track sales with a personal dashboard.

Best Luxury Travel Affiliate Programs

These programs are highly competitive, but they offer you the chance to fight for orders that have the highest average transactions in the travel industry. Booking premium accommodations or services can guarantee that any commission applies to a huge order.

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Boatbookings is a luxury travel site that allows users to book some of the most luxurious boats in the world, including crewed yachts, catamarans, and even modern superyachts. Affiliates are rewarded with a commission for each successful booking that comes from their traffic.

Affiliates receive a starting 20% of brokerage fees from this affiliate program. Booking transactions can easily reach tens of thousands of dollars (the cheapest crewed yachts start at around $20,000 a week).

sandals homepage

Sandals Resorts is an affiliate program that covers multiple 5-star resorts located throughout the Caribbean. The resorts are located in Jamaica, the Bahamas, Antigua, Barbados, and other highly popular destination islands.

Affiliates can promote bookings at all of these locations, as well as extras like butler services, golf courses, and wedding amenities. The program is hosted on the large CJ Affiliate network.

Best Outdoor & Travel Accessory Affiliate Programs

Outdoor accessory affiliate programs are popular with affiliates because they can be matched with other types of travel affiliate programs already active on your travel blog.

For example, If you’re promoting flights, you can promote travel pillows. If you’re promoting hikes, you can promote hydration packs. It’s easy to slide the affiliate links into any related content.

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REI is a major retailer and an affiliate program with a massive stock of outdoor gear and supplies for hiking, snowboarding, skiing, and other sports. Through the affiliate program, you can collect commissions on the sale of any of these goods.

Will Hatton of The Broke Backpacker is a fan of the high commissions. He says:

“For hiking and travel gear—a click to REI is worth three clicks to Amazon.”

The affiliate program is managed through AvantLink. Affiliates can use the tools of this network to manage their campaign and to track clicks and commissions.

osprey homepage

Osprey is an outdoor brand that specializes in performance backpacks and also offers an affiliate program. Affiliates can promote a wide variety of different daypacks, hydration accessories, wheeled travel luggage, ski packs, and organizational accessories.

The Osprey affiliate program is managed through AvantLink. This network provides a range of support services for affiliates, including tracking and reporting tools.

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Amazon Associates affiliate program is the largest retail affiliate program in the world. While it’s not often listed among best travel affiliate programs, it belongs here because it’s one of the world’s biggest sources for travel products.

As an associate, you can promote nearly every product Amazon carries, including an unmatched stock of travel accessories.

The site sells thousands of backpacks, secure wallets, travel comfort items, and more.

Affiliate marketers are supported with some customizable affiliate links, banners, and API tools that allow you to integrate product displays directly into your website.

The travel niche is a lot bigger than it might appear at first sight. It doesn’t only deal with travel itself (though we will cover some networks and referral programs that deal with that specifically), but also accommodations, activities, and accessories.

Affiliate Marketing for travel niche

The affiliate marketers that populate this niche include everyone from travel bloggers to extreme sports enthusiasts who write about their favorite destinations.

One of the great things about the travel niche is that you can layer many different offers into the same site or content .

For example, if someone wants to travel somewhere, they’ll need somewhere to stay when they get there. They’ll also want some things to do. If you’re clever, you can help them do all of these things from your site with a gentle sprinkling of affiliate links.

No matter what you choose to base your site around, you need to know where to start when looking for a good affiliate program. Let’s look at how to find the best products for travel-based affiliate marketing.

Find The Best Travel Affiliate Products

If you want to find the best products, start with the best merchants and networks. The resources offered by high-quality travel programs can help you get on your feet faster. You should ask yourself:

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Good support can take a significant amount of work out of your hands, including:

Beyond that, succeeding in any niche requires a certain degree of knowledge and enthusiasm. Many travel bloggers succeed because their excitement is infectious . People want more than the sights—they want the joy and wonder the travel blogs are communicating.

Selling takes more than just communicating, though. That’s why you need to understand the buyer cycle if you want to work with travel programs.

Understanding the customer buying cycle is an important part of surviving and thriving in the travel niche and finding the most suitable affiliate program for you. Travel is expensive, so buyers are warier of paying for bad deals or working with untrustworthy partners.

The customer buying cycle funnel

Part of how you overcome that hesitation is by making sure that you’re meeting the needs of your visitors at every stage.

We prefer the AIDA model. We covered this in detail in this helpful video .

This model is decades old, but it translates well to online affiliate marketing. Using AIDA, you can target different keywords with different search intent to create a marketing funnel .

For example, commercial intent keywords (e.g. “best X for Y”, product comparisons, product reviews) usually target people in the desire/action stage. These terms might have less traffic, but they will convert more often. For that reason, you can expect them to be more competitive

On the other hand, “early research” type keywords (for the attention/interest stages) often have high traffic, but less buyer intent.

Keep this in mind as you’re building out your site, and your content strategy. For now, let’s explore the difference between programs and networks before jumping into the best ones.

The difference is that an affiliate program is a business arrangement where a company pays commissions to affiliates for referring customers, whereas an affiliate network is a platform that connects multiple affiliate programs and affiliates, acting as an intermediary between the two.

But they are very closely related.

An affiliate/referral program is an arrangement that exists between an affiliate and a merchant for a product or family of products. Merchants may operate one or several referral programs depending on their needs.

affiliate program arrangement between merchant and affiliates

An affiliate network is a type of platform that allows merchants and affiliates to coordinate on offers. It offers useful tools to both parties, such as dashboards, search engines, and ratings of other merchants and affiliate marketers on the network.

Affiliate Network offer tools dashboard and offers

Affiliate networks typically feature thousands of referral programs from hundreds of different merchants, though they may choose to focus on specific niches.

Merchants like working with networks because it gives them access to a large base of affiliates. They also like how they don’t have to manage the work of setting up contracts or handling the technical side of creating affiliate links.

Affiliate marketers like working with networks because they can choose from many different offers for an affiliate program and manage them from one dashboard.

Networks often claim a small share of the payments that affiliates collect. This may seem like a downside, but many top-tier travel affiliate offers are exclusive to the best affiliate programs . If you want to sell certain products, you’ll need to be approved on a network first. It’s best if you already have experience with travel blogs.

The travel industry offers numerous opportunities for commission payouts for different travel packages and hotels. Finding a good travel affiliate program can be challenging if you do not have much experience. Still, ShareASale is a profitable and reliable network that has been in the business for decades.

It offers over 15,000 travel merchants with high commission rates, and it allows you to earn on everything, from vacation rentals to tourist tickets and flights.

Although the travel industry is quite competitive, ShareASale has some of the best offers and will help you profit highly from every sale. For that reason, I would recommend you to stop wasting your time and sign up for ShareASale today.

Our #1 Recommendation: ShareASale

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Travel Affiliate Programs (2024)

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Updated: July 8, 2024

This guide will cover everything from being a travel affiliate, how you stand to benefit from getting involved and how to choose the best travel affiliate programs.

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Travel affiliate networks connect publishers with affiliate programs that allow them to promote travel-related offers.

Travel offers can be a profitable niche in affiliate marketing as the subject area is always going to be desirable and popular, certainly for mobile consumers who want to explore the world.

These offers can be anything from cashback on hotel bookings to money off a weekend break.

In our directory, we’ve gathered a number of top travel affiliate networks for your mobile marketing strategy.

What is a travel affiliate?

A travel affiliate is someone who promotes travel-related offers. The best way to do this is through travel affiliate programs, as we’ll see later on.

Travel is a popular and profitable niche that can generate large amounts of revenue using multiple monetization methods.

Travel affiliates can earn revenue simply by advertising travel offers on their blog, website, or app.

The commissions in this niche are towards the higher end of the scale, with consistent offers during the key seasons.

Below you’ll find the main pros and cons of travel affiliate marketing:

  • Easy-to-share referral links–users can receive credit just for following them and taking action .
  • Payouts can include direct bank transfers, and the thresholds are more than achievable.
  • Free and easy sign-up process that allows you to get started in minutes .
  • Programs support everything from flights to hotel bookings and even rental cars .
  • The best travel programs offer deep linking to over 500,000 cities and hotels.
  • Helpful tech support is available 24/7 that can improve your marketing game.

Travel affiliate program example

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  • It’s a saturated vertical, so you need to pick a solid niche and go from there.
  • Your content must be relevant and kept up to date across your channels throughout the year.
  • Not all programs allow you to track users and see where money gets made .
  • Different payment models mean some programs are best suited for specific affiliate channels.

That said, travel affiliate offers are profitable and niche offers .

With names such as Booking.com and TripAdvisor offering compelling programs, there’s a great amount of potential for affiliate marketers and brands.

How does travel affiliate marketing work?

Travel affiliates advertise travel offers on their site or blog and earn money once a sale gets confirmed by the travel network .

Essentially, a travel affiliate program is an agreement between the seller and the marketer.

The travel goods and services seller partners with an external travel affiliate marketer to help promote products and increase sales.

A travel affiliate is considered an intermediary between the seller and the customer.

In the best scenarios, the travel affiliate gets financially rewarded for promoting a service, the user finds a great deal, and the travel affiliate network earns money.

Some of the most dependable networks in this vertical include the following:

  • Booking.com
  • G Adventures
  • Travelpayouts

If you’re new to affiliate marketing, the travel vertical offers good potential; just be aware that the competition in this vertical is fierce and will take time to crack.

Travel affiliate network example

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Here’s what the travel affiliate referral process looks like in four quick steps:

1. The travel publisher or affiliate advertises specific links on their prefered channel–usually a dedicated travel blog.

2. The user clicks the link the affiliate advertised on their travel blog.

3. The user goes through their journey and makes a purchase at the end, such as booking a hotel.

4. The travel program checks the purchase before the affiliate gets paid.

The best travel programs have an amicable relationship with affiliates, which is essential for maintaining a successful program over time.

For example, hotel affiliates frequently come up against high cancellation rates–sometimes as high as 30-40%–so they need to work with travel programs as best they can to prevent this.

Success in this niche can mean very high commissions for travel affiliates, particularly if they’re writing content that captures people before they book their trip.

How can you benefit from travel affiliate programs?

Travel affiliate programs can provide publishers with a consistent supply of travel-related offers they can promote across their channels.

Travel programs allow marketing affiliates to focus on the promotional side of things to generate revenue without distraction.

For example, some of the best travel affiliate programs provide advanced promotional tools, from widgets to built-in URL shorteners and mobile SDKs .

Additional tools these travel programs offer include APIs, WordPress plugins for blogs and custom creatives.

These tools save considerable time for affiliates, especially in contrast to those that choose to go it alone without a program.

Transparent statistics are also available that provide you with summaries on your account dashboard to see your performance.

Even better, some travel programs offer ongoing educational webinars and free travel affiliate case studies to help you up your game.

The best travel affiliate networks offer on-time payments and multiple options to receive earnings each month.

Earning passive income is one of the main benefits for travel affiliates, and these programs allow you to achieve that realistically.

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Travel affiliate programs commonly provide new offers throughout the seasons, including in the following niche areas:

  • Family travels
  • Solo travelling
  • Cruise and Trailers
  • Hotels, hostels, and motels
  • Life on the road
  • Disney Tours

Travel programs can provide affiliates with new offers over long periods, from six months to six years.

The payouts are high (sometimes market-leading) in the travel vertical, with some programs providing up to 80% commission per sale.

For instance, Viator offers an easy sign-up process that gives affiliates instant access to start immediately.

Viator offers easy-to-use affiliate tools , 30-day cookie windows, weekly payouts and a healthy commission on all experiences.

No qualifications are needed to join Viator’s Partner Program, unlike some programs that need to see affiliate channels and their traffic beforehand.

In a nutshell, taking advantage of these travel programs is about as close to a win-win as you can get–affiliates shouldn’t hesitate to use them.

What to look for in travel affiliate programs?

How do you choose the best travel affiliate program? We’ve listed some key areas to focus on before signing up.

Payment methods

The best travel affiliate programs will offer publishers a variety of payment methods to ensure they aren’t left waiting.

The most common payment methods include PayPal and direct bank transfer, although ideally , these should be the first of many. Look for other popular payment methods such as Payoneer and Wise as well.

Affiliate tools

The best travel programs provide affiliates with handy tools that speed up the conversion process and allow you to earn much faster.

Travel affiliate tools example

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Look for travel programs that offer dashboards with detailed reports, customizable widgets, multilingual tool access and mobile SDKs for iOS and Android.

Commission and payouts

Commission rates across travel programs vary, but the best networks should offer at least a starting commission of 6% per sale.

As for payout thresholds, these should start in the region of $30 and be no more than $200, allowing affiliates to access their revenue easily.

What are the biggest travel affiliate offers and their platform?

Here are some of the biggest affiliate travel offers along with their platform in the table below.

Here we’ve put together for you the best travel affiliate networks that cover offers for all major mobile operating systems.

Get started with the best travel affiliate programs

Travel affiliate programs allow you to earn passive income and maintain a flexible lifestyle while promoting exciting offers.

If you have a channel or other platform you can use to advertise these offers, they’re more than worth getting involved with overall.

Check out our top travel affiliate programs list and start upgrading your income. We’ve put together the best travel affiliate programs below.

List of travel affiliate programs and offers

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32 Best Travel Affiliate Programs in 2024 (The Ultimate List)

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Are you a travel enthusiast wanting to turn your passion into a reliable source of income? If you do, you’ll find these travel affiliate programs incredibly helpful.

An affiliate program allows you to earn a commission by promoting products or services from a particular brand. Regarding the programs based on travel niche, you may have to promote tickets for flights, buses, trains, vacation packages, or other products.

Here is a list of 32 travel-related brands that offer lucrative affiliate programs. If you’re a blogger, entrepreneur, influencer, or travel enthusiast, you can generate a decent source of passive income from these programs.

1. Booking.com

Booking.com affiliate program

Booking.com is one of the world’s leading travel companies based in Amsterdam. It helps make exploration, restaurant reservations, and other experiences convenient for wanderers.

They have resorts, villas, apartments, guest houses, and several other places to stay. You can book more than 28 million accommodation listings worldwide from here. Besides, Booking.com supports 43 languages.

With Booking.com, you’ll receive instant confirmation for all your reservations. They also promise to provide the best price deals for your desired destination. If you face some issues with the booking, you can rely on their 24/7 support system.

Booking.com lets you register on its affiliate program with instant confirmation. You’ll receive an affiliate link to promote on your blog, social media channels, or other campaigns.

The commission from this program depends on the number of reservations you contribute. For instance, if you bring up to 50 monthly bookings from your affiliate link, Booking.com pays you 25% of that revenue.

Similarly, you’ll receive a 30% commission if you bring 51 to 150 bookings and 35% for 151 to 500 reservations. Lastly, Booking.com will pay you 40% of revenue if you contribute over 500 monthly reservations.

URL: Booking.com Affiliate Program

Commission Rate: 25% to 40% Revenue

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Agoda affiliate program

Agoda is a leading online travel platform you can visit via its app and website. It provides a rewarding experience to all travel enthusiasts with affordable deals on flights, hotels, and other activities in 200+ countries.

This travel platform supports 38 languages. Also, Agoda lets you book from more than 3.6 million hotels and homes worldwide. It has 35+ million reviews from travelers regarding their experience by making reservations from its site and app. Its app supports both Android and iOS devices.

Agoda lets you sign up for its affiliate program by registering your site’s domain name. You’ll receive a high commission for every completed hotel stay.

The commission system of Agoda is progressive, and you can expect from 5% to 7% of revenue for each completed reservation. They use direct bank transfers to send you the money.

You’ll receive several promotional tools that are easy to integrate into your site. Agoda provides detailed reporting on your affiliate dashboard to track your performance, earnings, and other information.

URL: Agoda Affiliate Program

Commission Rate: 5% to 7% Revenue

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3. Tripadvisor

Tripadvisor affiliate program

Tripadvisor is one of the largest travel guidance platforms in the globe. It has helped millions of tourers discover where to stay, where to eat, what to see, and more. You can find more than a billion user reviews on its platform.

You can visit Tripadvisor via its website and app (Android and iOS). This platform recommends the best attractions, travel experiences, activities, and more. Its search bar lets you find hotels, restaurants, vacation rentals, and other options near your desired location.

It lets you earn a high affiliate income by bringing traffic to their partner hotels. You secure a commission when a user visits Tripadvisor’s site using your affiliate link and clicks on any of the hotel’s links.

Tripadvisor pays at least 50% of the revenue it receives from hotel reservation partners to its affiliates. Moreover, you must become a CJ publisher before applying for Tripadvisor’s affiliate program. They review your application based on your site’s overall look and feel.

URL: Tripadvisor Affiliate Program

Commission Rate: Starting from 50% of revenue

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4. Expedia Group

Expedia group affiliate program

Expedia Group is one of the world’s most prominent online travel companions. It has more than 200 websites in 70+ countries. Several global and local brands are part of this group, such as Expedia, Hotels.com, Travelocity, etc.

Expedia Group offers the best deals on vacation packages, flights, stays, cruises, cars, and other things to do. You can book from more than 3 million properties to stay. Also, this platform has partnered with 500+ airlines, dozens of cruise lines, and hundreds of car rentals.

If you join the affiliate program of Expedia Group, you get access to its easy-to-use tools. Some of them include trackable links, site banners, and widgets. You can add the trackable hyperlink to your site or social media channels.

You have to drive traffic to the websites of one or more of Expedia Group’s brands. Every qualified sale made by your referral pays you up to 6% of the revenue. It lets you track your performance and the amount earned from the dashboard.

URL: Expedia Group Affiliate Program

Commission Rate: Up to 6% of revenue

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Trivago affiliate program

Trivago is a travel companion that compares hotels and other accommodations worldwide. It lets you apply filters, like free cancellation, car parking, breakfast, etc., to narrow down the results.

You can get the best accommodation deals from more than 5 million options available in Trivago. Its search bar can search for a particular destination/city, check-in and check-out date, number of guests, etc.

Trivago has a site and mobile app supported on Android and iOS devices. They include properties from 190 countries and support 30 languages.

The Trivago Affiliate Program allows you to earn a high commission whenever your referral books their stay. You can include its search form, banners, and hyperlinks on your site.

Trivago lets you view the summary and affiliate performance on your account’s dashboard. Also, you can get help from their educational webinars, Travelpayout blogs, and other resources for getting started.

URL: Trivago Affiliate Program

Commission Rate: 40% of Clickout Revenue

Cookie Duration: 30 Days

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6. GetYourGuide

Getyourguide affiliate program

GetYourGuide is an online guide that’ll help you find unique and unmissable things to do at a particular destination. It provides information about the best activities worldwide, all in a single platform.

Its search bar allows you to enter a city and provides a detailed guide to that particular destination. You can filter out the activities based on timing, interest, languages, categories, etc.

The affiliate program of GetYourGuide lets you monetize your travel content on your site or social media channels. They provide integrations that best fit your content type. You’ll also receive an analytics suite and automatic widgets from this brand.

GetYourGuide provides a minimum of 8% monthly commission after you join its affiliate program. They have resources of information and a dedicated support system to help you get started.

URL: GetYourGuide Affiliate Program

Commission Rate: 8% Monthly Revenue

7. Hostelworld

Hostelworld affiliate program

Hostelworld is an online travel agent focusing on the hostel market and operating worldwide. This platform helps youngsters, backpackers, solo travelers, and others find accommodations within their budget.

In the year 2022, adventurers globally booked 4.8 million times from Hostelworld. They inspire adventurous minds to explore new places, make new friends, and share their experiences with other wanderers.

You can search from more than 36,000 properties in 180 countries using their site or mobile app. Their app supports both Android and iOS devices.

Hostelworld lets you join its affiliate program and pay you for every confirmed booking by your referred users. Their support team will review your application to join the program. They’ll also offer you with advice and help to get started.

You can integrate creatives, links, feeds, and other Hostelworld affiliate elements on your website.

URL: Hostelworld Affiliate Program

Commission Rate: N/A

8. G Adventures

G adventures affiliate program

G Adventures is a travel company that leads the category of small-group adventure travel. It connects you with like-minded wanderers so you can safely and confidently explore various places around the globe.

Instead of tour guides, G Adventures has locally based Chief Experience Officers for every top destination. They know the ins and outs of the city that you’re traveling to.

Moreover, G Adventures claims to plant a new tree for each day of your travel that you booked from their platform.

You can join the affiliate program of G Adventures by signing up in Commission Junction. Also, you’ll receive several display ads, XML feed, and other components to include in your site.

You’ll receive 6% of all completed sales that you contribute. Commission Junction tracks the transaction and deposits your earnings in your bank account.

URL: G Adventures Affiliate Program

Commission Rate: 6% of the revenue

Cookie Duration: 90 Days

9. Time and Place

Time and place affiliate program

Time and Place is one of the best villa rental agencies featuring luxury vacation homes in more than 45 destinations around the globe. Their properties are in the United States, Mexico, the Caribbean, South America, Europe, and Asia.

You can get personalized recommendations from Time and Place on activities that make your vacation more memorable. The Wall Street Journal, Forbes Travel Guide, The New York Times, etc., have featured this platform in their publication.

When you join its affiliate program, they’ll provide photographs, local information, and other content. These materials will help you convert your audience into buying customers.

Besides, they give you exclusive last-minute booking specials on your site. They encourage influencers, travel professionals, and other publishers to join its affiliate network.

URL: Time and Place Affiliate Program

Commission Rate: 3% of the revenue

Cookie Duration: 365 days

10. World Nomads

World nomads affiliate program

World Nomads is an insurance platform that covers 200+ activities, such as mountain biking, scuba diving, bungee jumping, etc. Hostelworld, Eurail, Bookmundi, International Volunteer HQ, and more support it.

They provide safety advice and travel guides for brighter and safer travel. You can also get travel tips and nomad stories on World Nomads.

Besides, World Nomads lets you join the global network of affiliates by signing up on Commission Junction. They support multi-currency and pay you every fortnight for each new user you bring to this platform. You’ll receive a high compensation via either direct deposit or Payoneer.

You’ll receive an affiliate link to include on social media channels, blogs, sites, email, video streaming platforms, and other platforms. World Nomads also provides digital artwork and a library of tailored content.

URL: World Nomads Affiliate Program

11. Qatar Airways

Qatar airways affiliate program

Qatar Airways is among the best airline companies in the world. You can fly to more than 160 destinations around the globe on this IEnvA-registered airline. It operates from the Hamad International Airport in Doha.

Skytrax, an international air rating organization, announced Qatar Airways as the ‘Airline of the Year’ in 2022. They’ve won many other awards, such as ‘World’s Best Business Class’, ‘Best Airline in the Middle East,’ and so on.

You can join the affiliate program of Qatar Airways from Commission Junction. They’ll pay you 2% of the revenue generated from the customer visiting the airline’s site from your newsletter, site, or other online channel.

Registration for Qatar Airways’ affiliate network is free and lets anyone with an online platform join. They’ll also provide you with the creatives to include on your website. Your referral should buy a ticket instantly to be eligible for the commission.

URL: Qatar Airways Affiliate Program

Commission Rate: 2% of the revenue

12. Trip.com

Trip.com affiliate program

Trip.com is a leading online travel agency that is a part of the Trip.com Group. They have an extensive hotel network spread out in 200+ countries and regions. You can choose from more than 1.4 million accommodation options from this platform.

Besides, you can purchase train tickets, rent a car, and get good deals on other travel activities. Trip.com has a flight network that connects 5000+ cities across the globe. It lets you book from more than 2 million individual flight routes.

Trip.com lets you earn a high commission of up to 7% by joining their affiliate program. They provide you with their marketing tools that’ll help convert your traffic into confirmed bookings on their platform.

Some customizable tools you’ll receive from Trip.com are static banners, deep links, search boxes, dynamic banners, etc. This platform provides a good support team to help you join the affiliate network.

URL: Trip.com Affiliate Program

Commission Rate: Up to 7% of the revenue

13. Trainline

Trainline affiliate program

Trainline is a one-stop online platform to book train and coach tickets all over Europe. They make your travel planning easier by providing information about prices, routes, and more in more than 40 countries.

You can buy tickets from its site or mobile application. Trainline’s app has over 55 million cumulative downloads.

Trainline is a trusted seller and official distributor of Eurostar, Heathrow Express, Ouibus, Renfe, and several other operators. You can compare prices from all these operators and pick the best deal.

You can join its affiliate program from the Partnerize platform. Once you get approval, they’ll review your application and provide links, banners, and widgets. These materials help you contribute more sales to Trainline.

Trainline provides a high commission based on eligible sales you can bring to its platform.

URL: Trainline Affiliate Program

12go affiliate program

12Go is a multimodal travel agency with all travel-related services on a single platform. You can compare the best prices for tickets for flights, trains, buses, vans, ferries, taxis, day trips, and car rental.

They’ve partnered with 12,500+ travel operators and help you plan your trip in over 9000 destinations. 12Go provides travel guides for all of these places. It supports more than 20 languages.

12Go lets travel bloggers, online travel agencies, social media influencers, and everyone else join its affiliate program. You can receive up to 50% of the profit by selling travel-related services in more than 80 countries.

The revenue provided by 12Go will depend on the transaction amount, currency, etc. You’ll get paid via either PayPal or Wise. Its dashboard lets you track the balance and request a payout once it reaches 300 Thai Baht.

URL: 12Go Affiliate Program

Commission Rate: 50% of the profit

15. Skyscanner

Skyscanner affiliate program

Skyscanner is an online travel company that lets you compare all flight options in a single platform. They’ve partnered with over 1200 operators and airlines. You can choose the best price before buying the ticket.

In addition to flights, you can also book hotels and rent a car using Skyscanner. They receive around 80 billion price searches on their platform every day. You can get it from its site and mobile app, supported by Android and iOS devices.

You can join its affiliate program using your site, blog, social media groups, or other platform. They’ll review and approve your application if you meet the acceptance criteria.

Skyscanner pays a high commission for each traffic you contribute to its site or app. They’ll also help you with their dedicated personal support so that you can get started faster.

Moreover, Skyscanner provides affiliate tools like search widgets, text links, and banners.

URL: Skyscanner Affiliate Program

Kayak affiliate program

KAYAK is a leading travel search engine helping millions of travelers to plan their trips. It supports dozens of languages and currencies around the world.

They process billions of queries regarding travel information every day. KAYAK has partnered with more than 700 provider sites. It’ll search all of them to provide you with flights, hotels, car hires, or holiday packages that match these requests.

Besides, KAYAK lets you filter the travel requests so you can customize the results.

If you join the KAYAK affiliate network, you’ll receive customized tools to include in your site. Some include deep links, widgets, white labels, API, and search boxes.

You can earn 50% of the revenue from bookings and clicks you contribute to this platform. KAYAK lets you track your performance and earnings on your dashboard.

URL: KAYAK Affiliate Program

Commission Rate: Up to 50% of the revenue

17. CheapOair

Cheapoair affiliate program

CheapOair lets you compare and book flight tickets from more than 500 airline companies. You can also book hotels, cars, packages, and other travel-related services from this award-winning platform.

You can purchase tickets using over 40 currencies, like USD, GBP, AUD, EUR, etc. CheapOair also provides personalized assistance from their support team.

Fareportal is the parent company of CheapOair. This Global Technology Company serves more than 195 countries and provides you with five different ways to book travel.

You can join its affiliate program from one of three platforms: Commission Junction, LinkShare, and Impact Radius. CheapOair pays you a specific revenue based on the sales volume you contribute.

For instance, if you bring up to 200 flight tickets, you receive $8. It’s $25 for sales volume up to 200 for vacation packages. Hotels, cars, and other services provide you with varying commissions.

18. CityPASS

Citypass affiliate program

CityPASS provides travel packages for the most famous attractions in North American cities. Some of their top destinations include Boston, Chicago, Dallas, San Francisco, Toronto, Denver, New York, Orlando, etc.

When you book your trip from CityPASS, you’ll receive a pay-one-price discounted bundle of tickets for diverse activities. The top attractions you can book from this platform are aquariums, museums, planetariums, city cruises, ferries, resorts, and zoos.

CityPASS lets you join its affiliate program via Commission Junction. They’ll pay you revenue based on the number of sales you contribute from your affiliate URL link.

The commission for sales you’ll receive from CityPASS differs for multiple cities. For instance, if your referral buys tickets for Boston, Atlanta, Seattle, etc., they’ll pay you 6% of the sales revenue. However, it’s only 5% for Denver and Philadelphia.

Moreover, you’ll receive only 4% for the ticket sales of San Deigo and 1% for Orlando and Southern California. And you won’t receive any commissions for ticket sales in New York, Toronto, Chicago, and a few other cities.

URL: CityPASS Affiliate Program

Commission Rate: 1% to 6% revenue based on the destinations

19. Contiki

Contiki affiliate program

Contiki is an organized travel site for young adventurers aged 18 to 35. They cover over 350 global trips in Europe, Asia, the USA, Canada, Africa, Latin America, and several other regions.

With Contiki, you don’t have to worry about accommodation, transportation, reservation, and other travel-related elements. You’ll travel in groups, and the group size will depend on the destination. It can range from 12 to 30 or up to 24 to 53.

You can join its affiliate program using your site. Contiki will provide some creatives that you can use to promote their platform. Some of the creative materials are banners, skyscrapers, and text links.

Contiki pays you at least 5% of the revenue it generates from your site. Also, their dedicated affiliate management team helps you set up the program to maximize your potential in increasing sales.

URL: Contiki Affiliate Program

Commission Rate: 5% of the revenue

20. Anantara Resorts & Hotels

Anantara resorts & hotels affiliate program

Anantara Resorts, Hotels & Spas is a luxury hotel group with properties in dozens of countries. Some include Maldives, Thailand, Spain, Vietnam, the United Arab Emirates, France, Indonesia, Italy, Cambodia, etc.

If you stay in one of their hotels, resorts, or villas, you get points for some of the prestigious frequent flyer programs. Anantara has partnered with Cathay Pacific, Etihad Airways, Thai Airways, Singapore Airlines, and several other airline companies.

You can join the affiliate program of Anantara from Affilired. It’s the affiliation agency that manages their program. They’ll provide widgets, banners, and links for getting started.

Anantara Resorts & Hotels pays you a high commission using the pay-per-performance model. They’ll share the revenue with you only after the reservation is complete.

URL: Anantara Online Affiliate Program

21. Priority Pass

Priority pass affiliate program

Priority Pass provides independent airport lounge access to frequent tourers all around the globe. Millions of members of this platform are happy to experience relaxing travel by accessing 1400 lounges in 600+ cities of over 148 countries.

If you arrive early at airports, the lounges of Priority Pass will provide you with connected space to work or relax. You’ll also find complementary pre-flight bites and drinks to refuel and refresh yourself.

Priority Pass has three packages for occasional, regular, and frequent tourers.

You can join its affiliate program and earn great commissions using your site. Priority Pass lets you choose which banners and text you want to add to your site to match its look and feel.

They’ll provide you with reporting of your affiliate earnings. Priority Pass pays out once a month. You can choose the payout method while signing up.

Omio affiliate program

Omio provides a unique platform for travelers to compare prices and book flights, trains, and ferries. It lets you purchase tickets in Europe, the United States, and Canada.

After buying a flight ticket, Omio even lets you add an airport transfer as an alternative to waiting for a taxi.

You can plan your travel from either their site or mobile application. You can get its app on both Android and iOS devices. Omio has partnered with over 1,000 trusted travel brands, such as Eurolines, Air France, Amtrack, Ryan Air, etc.

Its affiliate program lets you connect with its partner brands using Omio API. Using this feature, you can build exciting multi-model travel search options on your site.

Omio also provides promotional tools on your site, like search widgets, banners, etc. You’ll receive commissions based on the type of ticket your referral buys, the country where you made the sale, and other factors.

URL: Omio Affiliate Program

Commission Rate: 2% to 8% of the sales amount

23. Take Walks

Take walks affiliate program

Take Walks provides walking tours in the top tourist destinations of Europe and North America. When you join their tour group, you get special access to iconic landmarks and attractions while experiencing unique culture.

They believe you must walk a city to understand its history and culture truly. Take Walks ensures the small group size, and you meet the locals. Their experienced local guides entertain you with stories of a particular destination.

The New York Times, Forbes, Fodors Travel, The Guardia, The Huffington Post, and several other publications have recommended this travel platform. Take Walks has guided more than a million individuals worldwide on their tours.

When you become an affiliate of Take Walks, you receive a 15% commission on all bookings you contribute. They provide dedicated partner support so you can set up the program and start bringing referrals quickly.

URL: Walks Affiliate Program

Commission Rate: 15% per booking

Cookie Duration: 45 Days

24. Outdoorsy

Outdoorsy affiliate program

Outdoorsy is a peer-to-peer rental marketplace that connects wanderers and campers with RV owners. This way, you can go on an adventure in an RV, camper van, or travel trailer without owning one.

Over 240 thousand wanderers across the United States have taken trips in rented RV from Outdoorsy. You’ll receive 24/7 roadside assistance so you can ride worry-free. Also, you can contact their customer support via email, phone, or one-site chat.

Outdoorsy runs its affiliate program on Commission Junction, AvantLink, and Tune (aka HasOffers). They provide all the affiliates with their Trailblazer API and affiliate widgets. You can integrate them on your site to get started.

Besides, Outdoorsy also supports you in the campaign by providing you with a dedicated support manager. You can refer new users on both ends of the marketplace, renters and owners. They provide you with at least $60 for every new reservation.

25. Plum Guide

Plum guide affiliate program

Plum Guide is a curated vacation rental platform with more than 300k remarkable properties. You can book the properties in 500 top destinations in 30+ countries. They received the title ‘Industry Innovators’ and Booking Platform of the Year 2023.

They’ve partnered with only those homes whose hosts provide the guests with the most unique and memorable experience. That is why Plum Guide has received 4.4 stars in Trustpilot from more than 3,000 users.

The New York Times, Forbes, and Conde Nest Traveller have recommended Plum Guide.

You need to visit the Partnerize platform to join the affiliate program of Plum Guide. They’ll provide you with promotional creatives to include on your site.

Plum Guide pays you 7% of the revenue for each sale you contribute. Their dedicated support team is always ready to help you get started and earn high commissions.

URL: Plum Guide Affiliate Program

Commission Rate: 7% revenue per sale

Viator affiliate program

Viator is a travel marketplace with more than 300k experiences that you can explore. They let you book hiking tours, national parks, wildlife watching, and other activities in various global destinations.

With Viator, you can book for an adventure and pay for it later. They also allow you to cancel most of the activities with a full refund before 24 hours in advance.

More than 140k users have given positive rating (4.3 stars) to Viator on Trustpilot.

The affiliate program of this marketplace is easy to join. Viator offers you links and widgets to include on your site. Besides, you can place the referral link on your social media channels, travel blogs, YouTube video descriptions, and more.

Viator pays you commissions via bank transfer and PayPal. You’ll receive a revenue of 8% for each completed experience from your referrals.

URL: Viator Affiliate Programs

Commission Rate: 8% revenue per activity

27. SafetyWings

Safetywings affiliate program

SafetyWings is an insurance provider for international travel enthusiasts. It’s a software-based safety net for digital nomads. After leaving your home country, you can still purchase travel and medical incident insurance from this platform.

It covers travel delays, natural disasters, lost checked baggage, medical assistance, and more. SafetyWing also lets you include customizable add-ons such as maternity, dental, vaccinations, and other coverages.

More than 100k nomads and remote workers trust this insurance platform.

SafetyWing encourages creators, entrepreneurs, and wanderers to join its ambassador program. You can sign up within a few minutes and include the unique sales link to your blog, site, social media channels, and newsletter.

They’ll pay you 10% of the revenue on each sale you contribute. SafetyWing helps you earn high commissions by providing access to business coaching, courses, webinars, and more.

URL: SafetyWing Ambassador Program

Commission Rate: 10% of the revenue

Cookie Duration: 364 Days

28. Travala

Travala affiliate program

Travala is a leading blockchain-based online travel agency. This platform lets you book flights, accommodation, and adventure activities. You can save up to 40% on trip tickets compared to other companies of the same niche.

They support more than 100 payment options, including 90 cryptocurrencies. Some are Bitcoin, Ethereum, Binance Coin, Cardano, Litecoin, etc. Moreover, Travala has over 2.2 million properties in more than 90k travel destinations in 200+ countries.

Travala lets you become an affiliate partner and earn up to 5.5% of the revenue per completed reservations. You’ll find banners, text links, social media posts, and videos on your dashboard. These elements will help you earn more commission.

The commission is 4% for flights and 5% for accommodation and other activities. Travala offers you 0.5% additional revenue for each new user who makes a booking using your affiliate link after signing up.

URL: Travala Affiliate Program

Commission Rate: 4% to 5.5% of the revenue

29. Ferryhopper

Ferryhopper affiliate program

Ferryhopper provides a convenient ferry reservation service from more than 170 companies. You’ll receive vacation tips and helpful customer service from this platform. They support the ferry-tracking feature as well.

With Ferryhopper, you can buy tickets for single trips and island-hopping journeys to over 500 international destinations. Some include Venice, Bilbao, Rotterdam, Barcelona, Dunkirk, Morocco, Liverpool, etc.

Ferryhopper pays you well for each new user you bring to its platform. You need to join its affiliate program using your site. Then, they’ll provide links, banners, and widgets to include on your site.

You can track the bookings made from your site and other information from your administration page. Ferryhopper also lets you know the best-performing routes, top destinations, etc. You can use these helpful statistics to promote the top-selling services to increase your audience’s sales.

URL: Ferryhopper Affiliate Program

30. RVshare

RVshare affiliate program

RVshare is one of the largest RV rental marketplaces in the United States. They provide a worry-free rental guarantee for the renters so they can relax on their vacation. Also, the owners will get insurance and protection for their vehicles.

Some of the vehicle types that RVshare has available for rent are travel trailers, pop-up campers, class-A motor homes, etc. You can also request a delivery of the RV to your desired destination without driving them yourself.

CNN, CNBC, and The New York Times have mentioned this RV renting platform in their publications.

They encourage bloggers, content creators, and travel site owners to join its affiliate program. RVshare offers creatives, text links, API, and product feeds to include on your site.

The commission you will receive from this program is 4% for each RV rented by your referral. Also, if you contribute a new RV listing on its platform, RVshare will pay you $7.

URL: RVshare Affiliate Program

Commission Rate: $7 for new RV listed and 4% for each RV rented

Klook affiliate program

Klook is an online travel company that lets you book flights, busses, accommodation, and many attractions. You can rely on this platform to buy tickets to theme parks, zoos, aquariums, cable cars, indoor games, and more.

Some popular destinations where you can plan your trip with Klook are New Zealand, Italy, Greece, the United States, UAE, etc. Additionally, you can buy sim cards and WiFi packages from this travel company.

Klook has partnered with FWD, AIG, and other travel insurance companies.

Klook will be delighted to have you as their affiliate if you’re a travel blogger, webmaster, or app developer. They’ll provide you with a variety of promotional content on your site.

They’ll pay a competitive commission for each completed booking from your audience. You can receive your money by picking any of the 13 currencies: USD, EUR, GBP, JPY, PHP, MYR, etc.

URL: Klook Affiliate Program

Amazon affiliate program

Amazon is one of the world’s largest technology companies that provides e-commerce, AI, cloud computing, and other services. You can purchase almost every kind of product from this multinational platform.

They offer a terrific affiliate marketing program called Amazon Associates. You can start earning a lot of money by promoting their millions of products.

Regarding products related to the travel niche, your audience can purchase luggage bags, hiking shoes, power banks, and more from Amazon.

Amazon offers you up to 10% in associate commissions if you can contribute purchases to their platform. They’ll help you start the process by providing customized linking tools.

URL: Amazon Associates

Commission Rate: Up to 10% of the revenue

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The above affiliate marketing programs are perfect for beginners and experienced affiliate marketers. By joining these niche programs, you will connect with a global community of wanderers, adventurers, bloggers, and more.

Before you join any of these programs, check their requirement in detail. Some will require you to own a site, while others will accept your request without it.

Lastly, if you want to gain more information about them, contact them directly via the contact page on their sites.

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31 High-Paying Travel Affiliate Programs to Promote in 2023

If you enjoy seeing the world and you’re looking to get involved with affiliate marketing , I can honestly think of no better niche than travel.

Here’s why.

  • It’s a nearly $600 billion /year industry.
  • People will spend literally $10,000 or more on a single purchase.
  • The space is growing extremely quickly.
  • You will actually have fun!
  • It’s actually less competitive than many other lucrative niches.

And honestly, where else can you live the life most people dream of and get paid to talk about it?

I’ve spent a ton of time doing the research for you and found the best travel affiliate programs out there in lots of different categories.

Want to know which affiliate marketing method works best for you? Answer the short quiz below:

I’ve also weeded out a lot of bad programs that have bad reputations, or simply don’t pay enough commissions to be worth it.

You should find multiple programs that will work best for your affiliate business no matter what it is though.

Let’s dig in!

Best Travel Affiliate Programs

1. Booking.com 2. Tripadvisor 3. Expedia 4. Priceline 5. Cheapflights.com 6. Agoda 7. Skyscanner 8. airbnb 9. Cruise Direct 10. Sandals Resorts 11. Wego 12. G Adventures 13. STA Travel 14. Get Your Guide Tours 15. Viator 16. Route Perfect 17. Urban Adventures 18. Economy Bookings 19. Myrentacar.com 20. World Nomads 21. Claim Compass 22. Allianz Global Insurance 23. TravelInsurance.com 24. Travelex 25. Expedited Passports & Visas 26. Lonely Planet 27. Tep Wireless 28. Luggage Online 29. REI 30. Naughty Nomad ebooks 31. Wandering Earl

Accommodations & Flights

Probably the most popular affiliate programs to promote in the travel industry are hotel accommodations and flights, and there are plenty to choose from. Here are the ones I like the most.

1. Booking.com

Booking.com travel affiliate programs

URL: Booking.com Affiliate Program Commission: 25%-40% Cookie Duration: TBC

Booking.com is a great all-in-one program to promote because they offer over 2.5 million accommodations, as well as flights, flight and hotel packages, car rentals, attractions, and airport taxis.

They make it easy to sign up as an affiliate, and you’ll receive numerous tools to help you promote Booking.com, including a plugin to incorporate a Booking.com search box on their site, deep linking, and banners, as well as an affiliate support center.

You’ll earn a percentage of the commission that Booking.com gets from each booking, and it works on a commission scale depending on how many bookings you get per month, ranging from 25%-40%.

You get paid only after your referral completes their stay, and there is a $100 min payout.

2. Tripadvisor

Trip Advisor

URL: Tripadvisor Affiliate Program Commission: 50% of Tripadvisor’s commission Cookie Duration: 14 days

Tripadvisor offers reviews, recommendations, and bookings for hotels, tours, activities, restaurants, flights, vacation rentals, and cruises (over 500,000 cities and hotels in total).

It’s pretty interesting as an affiliate, because Trip Advisor is actually an affiliate as well, and they are essentially sharing commissions with you.

Affiliates earn at least 50% of the commission Tripadvisor receives from hotel bookings. You’ll get paid whether your referrals book a hotel or not since payment happens when they click out to Tripadvisor’s hotel booking partners.

The commission earned depends on several factors, such as the booking partner, hotel, seasonality, and length of stay. It’s also important to note that commissions are only earned on hotel stays, not on tours, activities, restaurants, flights, etc.

Tripadvisor has incentive programs for their affiliates, and they offer deep linking.

This means you can link directly to an exact offer, trip, hotel, etc. with an affiliate link.

You can sign up for their affiliate program through either CJ Affiliate or Awin.

*Hint: I hate Awin. Do CJ.

Expedia best travel affiliate programs

URL: Expedia Affiliate Program Commission: 1% – 12% as outlined below Cookie Duration: 30 days

Expedia offers bookings on flights, hotels, and activities with over 500,000 hotels across the world and 400 airlines.

Commissions are determined by the purchase:

  • 1% per transaction on flights
  • 3.5% per transaction on packages
  • 5.5% per transaction on rental cars
  • 6% per transaction on hotels
  • 12% per transaction on activities
  • 12% per transaction on ground transfers

Affiliates receive access to a dedicated affiliate call center for assistance. The minimum payout is $50.

These numbers are huge if you do the math. Six percent of a $2,000 hotel purchase is $120. And some people will spend up to $10,000 on their hotels!

4. Priceline

Priceline

URL: Priceline Affiliate Program Commission: 3% Cookie Duration: TBC

Priceline offers hotel, rental car, flight, trip protection, and attractions. Their claim to fame is discounted travel that saves people up to 60% on over 70,000 properties and 263 airlines worldwide.

As an affiliate, you’ll earn 3% commissions on hotels, flights, vacation packages, and car rentals.

You’ll get to choose from an API integration to power your website or a private label eCommerce template, and of course, there is a dedicated support team for affiliates.

Priceline is a funny one because you will be offering better prices typically to your audience, but that means you make less commission.

I wouldn’t use Priceline if I was referring to hotels because Expedia commissions are nearly double.

5. Cheapflights.com

Cheap Flights affiliate programs for travel

URL: Cheapflights Affiliate Program Commission: 45¢ per click out (desktop and tablet), 25¢ per click out (mobile) Cookie Duration: 90 days

Let me give a quick disclaimer here as a traveler and an affiliate.

I tried these guys and it was messy.

I tried to book with them and they kept claiming to have found a good price, but every time I went to book the price went away.

Could it have been a fluke? Maybe.

Cheapflights.com works with over 300 partners, and thousands of airlines and travel agents to find the best deals on flights, hotels, and rental cars.

One thing I LOVE is that Affiliates get to integrate their flight search functionality on their websites with booking engine widgets, search boxes, and banners.

This means you can have people searching for flights on your own website using their embed feature.

I don’t need to tell you how great it is to keep someone on your website.

The Cheapflights affiliate program is a pay per click program . You’ll receive fixed fee earnings when your referral clicks out to one of Priceline’s partners (45¢ per click out on desktop and tablet, 25¢ per click out on mobile).

If your website is getting thousands of visitors a month this could easily turn into $4,500 a month.

CJ Affiliate manages their affiliate program.

Agoda

Agoda has almost 2 million properties worldwide, including hotels, resorts, hostels, and private rentals.

This is definitely one of the best travel affiliate programs in my eyes because the commissions are pretty decent and they are based on the booking amount, not on a revenue share.

Commissions are tier-based, ranging from 4% to 7% depending on margin. They are based on completed bookings and you are paid after your referral has checked out of the property.

  • 4% – less than 50 bookings
  • 4.5% – 50-99 bookings
  • 5% – 100-199 bookings
  • 6% – 200-999 bookings
  • 7% – more than 999 bookings

Agoda provides affiliates with a dedicated affiliate support team and promotional tools that include a search box, text links, data feeds, and hotel power ads (which allow you to increase your revenue by 300%).

Affiliates must have a website to join the affiliate program and it takes 48-72 hours to get approved. The minimum payout is $200 and is done through bank transfer.

You can sign up for the Agoda affiliate program through ShareASale or right on the Agoda website.

7. Skyscanner

Skyscanner

URL: Skycanner Affiliate Program Commission: 20% and up Cookie Duration: TBC

Skyscanner uses world-class travel search technology for checking flight prices, hotels, and rental cars, and they have a mobile app as well.

Affiliates have access to banners, travel widgets, flight booking widgets, and APIs that you can use to create your own search functionality on your site.

Commissions are on Skyscanner generated revenue, not on bookings or cart revenue. Skyscanner receives a commission from their partners when users click-out, and affiliates receive 20% of Skyscanner’s commission to start.

That means, you can earn at each stage of travel, from planning to purchase.

Air bnb

URL: airbnb Affiliate Program Commission: $20 for accommodations, $10 for experiences Cookie Duration: TBC

Airbnb offers home and apartment rentals, as well as unique experiences and online experiences.

They do have an affiliate program, but it isn’t for most affiliates since they require you to have at least 1 million monthly visits. Instead, what I wanted to talk about is their referral program.

By sharing your referral link, your referrals save by receiving up to $35 off of their first trip, and you get $20 for every person who completes a qualifying stay and $10 for every person who books a qualifying experience.

Money earned is given in credit off of airbnb purchases, so it’s a great opportunity to travel more often yourself without breaking the bank.

9. Cruise Direct

Cruise Direct travel affiliate programs

URL: Cruise Direct Affiliate Program Commission: 3% of the gross sale Cookie Duration: 45 days

Cruise Direct offers cruises around the world with a 100% best price guarantee.

The fact that Cruise Direct’s commissions are based on gross sales definitely makes this one of the best travel affiliate programs.

For example, an average sale on this site is $2200, so a 3% commission would earn you $66.

Affiliates have access to links, banners, search boxes, personalized landing pages, and a dedicated affiliate team, as well as opportunities for extra commissions, deals, and bonus commission opportunities.

The minimum payout is $25, and the program is managed by CJ Affiliate.

10. Sandals Resorts

Sandals Resorts

URL: Sandals Resorts Affiliate Program Commission: 4% on bookings Cookie Duration: 60 days

Sandals provides Caribbean vacations at 16 Sandals Resorts (for romantic vacations, honeymoons, and destination weddings) and 3 Beach Resorts (for families).

This is another one of the best affiliate programs for travel because affiliates earn 4% commissions on all travel products, including luxury, all-inclusive getaways, private candlelight dinners, and more.

With rates that range from $150-$2000 per person per night, that can certainly add up. Plus, Sandals has one of the best EPCs in the travel niche (3 month EPC = $137.99).

Affiliates are given incentives to earn free trips and performance bonuses. There are hundreds of banners to choose from, and you’ll receive a dedicated affiliate manager.

You can sign up for the Sandals affiliate program on CJ Affiliate.

Wego

URL: Wego Affiliate Program Commission: 5¢-80¢ per click Cookie Duration: TBC

Wego is a “travel meta-search engine” that allows travelers to easily find the best-priced hotels and flights.

Affiliates earn on exit clicks, which means you get paid each time someone visits Wego with your referral link and then clicks a link on Wego to a partner site, such as Booking.com.

The value of each successful booking varies depending on the travel partner your referral books with and the commercial agreement between Wego and Travel suppliers, but it will look something like this:

  • 5¢-40¢ per flight click
  • 2¢-80¢ per hotel click

There are banners, links, and APIs to integrate their software into your site. Affiliates can choose to join as an API partner or as a non-API partner.

You’ll get paid by PayPal or wire transfer with a $100 min payout for PayPal and $500 min for bank transfer.

Tours & Niched Travel

The next category I wanted to explore for travel affiliate programs has to do with booking tours and travel that is niched, such as adventure or student travel.

Promoting these programs is a great way to separate yourself from the masses.

1. G Adventures

G Adventures best travel affiliate programs

URL: G Adventures Affiliate Program Commission: 5% on all confirmed sales Cookie Duration: 90 day cookie

I love this travel affiliate program! G Adventures provides small group adventure travel through worldwide tours.

They offer different Travel Styles, including:

  • Classic Tours
  • National Geographic Journeys
  • National Geographic Family Journeys
  • 18-to-Thirtysomethings Tours
  • Wellness Tours
  • Active Tours
  • Marine Tours
  • Local Living Tours
  • Family Tours
  • Private Travel

Affiliates get to earn 5% on the booking price. The average order is $2600, which would provide you with a whopping $130!

They provide display ads, copy, XML feed, and special promotions for affiliates. Sign up is through CJ Affiliate.

2. STA Travel

STA

URL: STA Travel Affiliate Program Commission: 10% commission on tours, ISIC cards, SIM cards; $4 per flight Cookie Duration: TBC

STA Travel is the global leader in travel for students, teachers, and people under age 35. They offer a wide range of travel products, including:

  • Student Travel
  • Rail and bus passes
  • Travel deals
  • Insurance on travel

Affiliates receive 10% commission on tours, ISIC cards, and SIM cards, as well as $4 on flights, which is nothing to write home about, but they do offer some nice incentives.

For example, there is a dedicated support team that sets up monthly promotions to help affiliates improve conversions with vanity promo codes and co-branded landing pages. There are also increased commissions for top performers.

Payments are through PayPal and sing up for the program is at CJ Affiliate.

3. Get Your Guide Tours

Get Your Guide

URL: Get Your Guide Tours Commission: 8% Cookie Duration: TBC

Get Your Guide Tours offers 34,000+ worldwide tours and activities that are personalized and guided. Offerings include:

  • Walking tours
  • Museum tickets
  • Cruises and boat tours
  • Hop-on hop-off tours
  • Ghost and vampire tours
  • Food and gourmet tours
  • Sightseeing tours
  • Local culture
  • Nature and adventure
  • Attraction tickets
  • Food and drink

Commission is 8%, which is earned on each successful booking.

They offer their affiliates links and widgets as well as tips and tricks on best placement. Their dedicated affiliate support team also provides help with increasing conversion rates.

Viator

URL: Viator Affiliate Program Commission: 8% on bookings Cookie Duration: 30 days

Viator is a Tripadvisor company that offers tours and experiences that add up to 345,000+ things to do worldwide, including things like:

  • Helicopter tours
  • Food and wine
  • Private and VIP shows

They are loved by their customers for their lowest price guarantee and their Reserve Now & Pay Later service, which allows travelers to secure activities without being locked in.

They offer 24/7 global customer support and there are millions of reviews to read through.

Affiliates are given customized widgets through a widget builder and API solutions, as well as 24/7 affiliate support, performance-based campaigns, and deals and promotions.

Commission is 8% on bookings.

5. RoutePerfect

Route Perfect

URL: Route Perfect Affiliate Program Commission: $50 per sale Cookie Duration: TBC

RoutePerfect provides custom trip itineraries through their online trip planning tool. Travelers can plan their trips according to budget, preferences, and personal style.

This is certainly one of the best travel affiliate programs because affiliates receive a $50 flat commission for each package booked (min total package of $300).

You can add their Trip Planner to your site, which is great because their conversion rates are high and bounce rates are low. They also offer embedded custom trips for maximum conversions and a dedicated affiliate manager.

Payments are through PayPal (or wire transfer for commissions of $500 and up).

6. Urban Adventures

Urban Adventures affiliate programs for travel

URL: Urban Adventures Affiliate Program Commission: 10% on bookings Cookie Duration: 6 months

Urban Adventures is a global day tour provider that is pretty unique because it is essentially a community of people who show travelers the secrets of their hometown.

It’s a franchise-based business, and each one has a passion for the areas they promote.

This is the site to use if you really want to experience the culture of an area. Travelers can meet locals, enjoy local interaction, and get unique itineraries.

Trips range from a couple hours to a whole day. Travelers can visit major cities as well as off-the-beaten track areas.

Urban Adventure’s travel affiliate program provides direct links, banners, embedded links, and white label options. Commissions are 10% on bookings and there is a $150 min payout.

Car Rentals

Next up is the car rental category, which is another way to supplement your travel affiliate business.

1. Economy Bookings

Economy Bookings

URL: Economy Bookings Affiliate Progam Commission: up to 50% on each sale Cookie Duration: 30 days

Economy Bookings is a website that allows you to compare car rental services and book car rentals. They have 175,000 cars in 20,000 locations worldwide.

Travelers will be able to view all of the major car rental brands on this one site so that they can find the best price.

Their affiliate program is managed through Travelpayouts and you’ll receive 50% of each sale, making this one of the best travel affiliate programs out there.

2. Myrentacar.com

MyRentaCar.com

URL: Myrentacar.com Affiliate Program Commission: 50% of Myrentacar’s commission Cookie Duration: 30 days

Myrentacar.com offers car rentals from 34 different rental companies.

They are known for having no hidden fees, low to no deposits, no charges after the car is returned, and prices are 2-3 times lower than international car rental companies.

Affiliates receive 50% commission on the Myrentacar’s commission. The program is managed through Travelpayouts affiliate network.

Their conversion rates are 4-7.5% and they offer links and widgets, as well as white label widgets so that your branding is front and center.

Travel Insurance & Services

Another category that is certainly worth promoting in the travel niche is travel insurance and other services like expedited passports.

1. World Nomads

World Nomads travel insurance affiliate programs

URL: World Nomads Affiliate Program Commission: 10% on sales Cookie Duration: 60 days

World Nomads is one of the fastest growing global travel insurance companies. They offer insurance that is designed by travelers who enjoy buying and claiming online, even while traveling.

Now, especially, we need peace of mind when traveling. World Nomad insurance covers things like:

  • Terrorist attacks
  • Death oversees
  • Medical repatriation
  • Delayed baggage
  • Digital tech coverage
  • Gear and baggage coverage
  • Trip cancellation
  • Overseas dental
  • Overseas medical

Affiliates receive 10% commission on sales, as well as ready-made content that they can promote. Payouts are made through PayPal.

2. ClaimCompass

ClaimCompass

URL: Claim Compass Affiliate Program Commission: €15 flat commission Cookie Duration: 90 days

ClaimCompass offers refunds for canceled travel. Travelers can c laim up to  €600 from the airlines if their flight has been canceled or disrupted in the past 5 years (for flights delayed longer than 3 hours).

This site is rated 4.9 out of 5 stars and it is offered in 11 languages. There are no fees unless you get compensated.

Affiliates receive a €15 flat commission and affiliate support, as well as links and widgets.

3 Allianz Global Insurance

Allianz travel insurance affiliate programs

URL:  Allianz Global Insurance Commission: $12-$25 per sale Cookie Duration: 45 days

Allianz Global Insurance is a worldwide travel insurance company that offers travel insurance, corporate assistance, and concierge services that help travelers to get the most out of their trips.

Since they are owned by Allianz SE, which is the world’s largest diversified insurance company, they are able to provide innovative products, worldwide coverage, and competitive rates.

As far as Allianz travel insurance affiliate programs go, this is a good one since you’ll earn $12-$25 tiered commissions per qualified sale.

Their program is managed through CJ Affiliate.

4. TravelInsurance.com

Travelinsurance.com

URL: TravelInsurance.com Affiliate Program Commission: Varies depending on the insurance company chosen Cookie Duration: TBC

TravelInsurance.com allows visitors to find and compare travel insurance so that they can travel worry-free. This is a simple way to find travel insurance since they provide a side-by-side comparison.

They have tens of thousands of positive reviews , and they claim that “You won’t find a lower price anywhere else for a specific plan found here.”

In addition to traditional travel insurance, they also cover things like trip cancellation, lost luggage, and medical emergencies.

Affiliates receive banners, text links, and real-time tracking. They have high conversion rates (quote to sale ratio) and they only work with top rated travel insurance companies (they remove the plan if their rating drops below 4 out of 5 stars).

5. Travelex Insurance Services

Travelex travel insurance affiliate programs

URL: Travelex Affiliate Program Commission: $17-$25 per sale Cookie Duration: 45 days

Travelex is one of the top names in travel insurance and they are certainly one of the most experienced with over 55 years of doing business.

In addition to travel insurance, they offer other travel services, including:

  • International travel
  • Lost luggage
  • International driving licenses
  • Expedited passport services

Affiliates can earn between $17 and $25 per sale and they receive custom creatives, incentives, and rewards for premium placement. There is a dedicated affiliate team that provides support.

6. Expedited Passports & Visas

Expedited Passports and Visas

URL: Expedited Passports & Visas Commission: 15% per sale

Expedited Passports & Visas is just what it sounds like. They are a third-party passport expediter, providing all of the following:

  • New passports
  • Renew passports
  • Lost passports
  • Passport name changes
  • Child passports
  • Visa for travel

All of their services come with a 100% money back guarantee, and depending on your location, they have the ability to get you your passport the same day you order it.

They claim their conversion rates are 10-40% higher than their competitors, and you’ll receive 15% commissions on each completed order.

Affiliates can ask them for specific graphics, text, or other creatives to help them succeed. They certainly have a very responsive affiliate team.

Travel Accessories, Gadgets & Items

Let’s not forget about all of the travel accessories and gadgets that travelers need, such as adapter plugs, converters, chargers, luggage, backpacks, computer bags, travel clothing, inflight comfort products, and more.

1. Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet travel affiliate programs

URL: LonelyPlanet Affiliate Program Commission: 15% on books and ebooks, 12% on travel guides, plus a commission per click out Cookie Duration: 30 days

Lonely Planet provides books, magazines, and travel guides. They are the largest travel guide book publisher, but you can also book flights, hotels, etc. on their site.

Affiliates earn 15% commission on books and ebooks and 12% on travel guides. Payments are through PayPal, and they offer dynamic banner ads and an affiliate support team.

I consider Lonely Planet to be one of the best travel affiliate programs because they are committed to providing commissions that are well above industry average on each sale, plus competitive rates on qualified leads.

Therefore, you’ll earn commissions each time one of your referrals purchases a print travel guide or ebook as well as when you generate a click through to one of their travel service partner sites.

Their affiliate program is managed by Awin (Americas and UK) and Commission Junction (Asia Pacific).

2. Tep Wireless

Tep

URL: Tep Wireless Affiliate Program  Commission: $20 per sale

Tep Wireless provides portable WiFi gadgets known as Teppy that offer global, secure, unlimited 4G internet in numerous different countries, so that travelers can avoid roaming fees.

It’s a hotspot with the guaranteed best signal and if you go over your daily data, you’ll continue to have service at a lower speed.

Travelers can rent a Teppy Pocket Wi-Fi device for $6.95 per day or purchase one for $149 (includes 1GB with pay as you go internet, allowing them to add data on the go so they never run out).

With the Tep Referral program, you’ll earn $20 for each completed order, which is a nice commission for this unique offering.

3. LuggageOnline

Luggage Online

URL: LuggageOnline Affiliate Program Commission: 5% revenue share Cookie Duration: 90 days

LuggageOnline offers the largest luggage brand and merchandise selection, from briefcases to backpacks, luggage, and footlockers.

Their 110% low-price guarantee ensures travelers get the best deal online, and they can search for luggage based on style, function, quality, and price.

You’ll find all of the best brand names here, including Tumi, Rimowa, Briggs & Riley, Samsonite, Travelpro, and much more.

Affiliates earn a 5% revenue share, as well as plenty of coupons and promotions to promote. There is also a dedicated affiliate management team.

REI

URL: REI Affiliate Program Commission: 5% per sale

REI is a well-known and respected brand of backpacking gear and accessories. They are the largest online outdoor store and they also provide expert advice and in-depth info about each product.

Their loyal customers love their 100% satisfaction guarantee, and free shipping to local stores, both of which will help with your conversions.

Affiliates earn 5% per sale, and the program is managed through AvantLink.

Digital Products

If you know me, you know that my favorite type of products to promote as an affiliate marketer is digital products.

They tend to offer the best commissions every single time.

When it comes to travel affiliate programs, there are a couple digital products that stand out…

1. Naughty Nomad ebooks

Naughty Nomad

URL: Naughty Nomad Affiliate Program Commission: 75% commission on ebook sales Cookie Duration: 6 months

Mark Zolo is known as the Naughty Nomad and he offers several ebooks that you can earn a whopping 75% commission on!

He currently has 4 books, but seems to always be adding new ones. Here’s what he has right now:

  • Naught Nomad: Not Your Typical Backpacker Story
  • Naughty Nomad’s Guide to New York: The Bachelor’s Handbook
  • Swagabond: Look Good. Pack Smart. Travel Light.
  • My Life as a Mexican Pirate: A True Story (this is his newest book)

These books are something different and fun that you can offer to your audience.

The program is managed through e-Junkie and payments are made through PayPal.

2. Wandering Earl

Wandering Earl

URL: Wandering Earl Affiliate Program Commission: 50% Cookie Duration: 6 months

Similar to Naughty Nomad, Wandering Earl also sells travel guides, known as the Live a Life of Travel guides. Currently, he offers two:

  • How to Live a Life of Travel
  • Work on a Cruise Ship

Affiliates earn 50% commission and receive assistance from Earl himself. He has banners and graphics available for you, and the program is managed through e-Junkie.

What Makes Affiliate Programs for Travel so Exciting?

There are many different ways you can promote travel with a blog or YouTube channel.

For example, you can offer a general travel site with tips and access to bookings and cheap flights.

You could also get more specific, such as seniors who want to travel across the U.S.

Then, there are travel bloggers who travel around the world and write about it.

There are also many segments you can get involved with when it comes to travel affiliate programs. For instance, you can target people based on:

  • Continent, country, region, and city
  • Tourist attractions
  • Event travel (weddings, bachelor parties, business conference, etc)

There are also numerous different products and services to promote in the travel niche:

  • Accommodations
  • Finance & Legal Aspects (travel insurance, Visas, travel cards, etc)
  • Items Needed for Travel (travel accessories, luggage, sun protection, etc)

What Makes a Good Travel Affiliate Program?

Now that we know the travel industry is a good place to be as an affiliate marketer, let’s look at what you should be looking for when it comes to travel affiliate programs.

First and foremost, of course, is commission because I’m a firm believer that there’s no sense in promoting something that only earns pennies on the dollar.

The best travel affiliate programs provide a decent commission structure that will allow you to make real money, and that’s what you’ll find in the list I’ve provided.

While not all of these are high-ticket affiliate programs , they are the best in the industry as far as commission goes.

Cookie Duration

The next thing to look at is cookie duration. When one of your visitors clicks your affiliate link and visits one of the programs you are promoting, the clock starts ticking.

The cookie duration determines how long you will be able to earn a commission on that referral whether they purchase on that first click or not. 

I prefer affiliate programs that offer at least 60 day cookies. That’s not always possible, but we can always strive for it, right?

When you promote a product or service as an affiliate, you don’t want to feel like you are on your own to figure out how best to promote it.

That’s why I look for travel affiliate programs that offer dedicated support for their affiliates. You’ll find that all of the programs in the list below have great affiliate support.

What is the Best Way to Promote Travel Affiliate Programs?

As you can see, there are a lot of different things to promote in this niche whether you are a seasoned or a beginner affiliate marketer , including:

  • Finance and Legal aspects of travel (travel insurance, Visas, travel cards, etc)
  • Items needed for travel (Travel accessories, luggage, sun protection, etc)

While I didn’t find any affiliate programs that offer recurring commissions in this niche, there is a lot going for the travel niche.

But what is the best way to promote these travel affiliate programs?

My easiest guidance on this question is this:

  • If you travel the world yourself, consider starting a YouTube channel.
  • If you don’t travel much but enjoy the niche, a blog is a great way to go.

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Top Benefits of Affiliate Marketing to Travel Agencies in 2024

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Affiliate marketing is one of the most widely used and productive advertising strategies for businesses of all kinds, including travel agencies.

Since there are more and more travel agencies who have built their travel site using the tour operator plugin , those who want to do well must have a well-thought-out plan for marketing themselves.

Affiliate marketing has many benefits that are highly useful to travel agencies. In this article, we’ll go over the most important advantages that travel agencies can reap from affiliate marketing,

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Such as increased profits, better recognition among consumers, and opportunities to network with other companies.

Affiliate marketing can help your travel agency grow by bringing in money, making more people aware of your brand, and making connections with other businesses.

With the right affiliate marketing strategy, your travel agency can reach new audiences and boost its revenue in no time.

We’ll also talk about how choosing the right affiliate network for your travel agency is just as crucial as using an affiliate-optimized travel agency WordPress theme for your site.

Affiliate marketing can help any travel agency, no matter how big or small, expand its customer base and increase revenue.

So, by the end of the article, you will get to know all the Advantages of travel affiliate marketing that every travel business owner should know to start their Affiliate marketing for a travel business.

You may find it useful : Top 10 Factors to Skyrocket Your Travel Business Growth in 2024

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What is travel affiliate marketing, 1. revenue generation, 2. increased brand awareness, 3. build relationships with other businesses, 4. increased visibility and traffic, 5. cost-effective approach, 6. helps scale your traffic and sales, 7. boosts your competitiveness, 8. high return on investment (roi), how to join travel affiliate programs.

Travel affiliate marketing is a type of marketing that pays affiliates based on how many new customers they bring in.

This will assist you in generating more leads and reaping the many benefits of travel agencies from affiliate marketing.

Affiliates tell their audience about the travel agency’s products or services, and when a customer buys something through the affiliate’s unique link, the affiliate gets a commission.

This marketing strategy can help travel agencies make more people aware of their brand, get more people to visit their website, and make money through commission rates.

Travel affiliates can promote travel packages, flights, hotels, and other travel-related products.

World Nomads is an example of an affiliate network that specializes in travel and provides travel agencies with access to a wide range of affiliates.

By utilizing a WordPress travel theme optimized for affiliate marketing, travel agencies can develop an effective marketing campaign that not only promotes their own products but also those of relevant businesses to their audience.

Useful article : Top 11 Travel Affiliate Programs for Travel Bloggers in 2024

Have you ever thought about adding affiliate marketing to your marketing plan as a travel agent? Affiliate marketing for the Travel business can be a cheap way to get more attention and make money.

Through a travel affiliate program, you can work with travel influencers or bloggers to reach a larger audience and increase your return on investment without spending more on advertising or taking on more risks.

When travelers look for travel-related information and products, they may find your travel website through affiliate links that influencers are promoting.

This will bring more people to your website and make it more likely that they will book with you.

This marketing strategy can work well in the travel niche, where people often look to influencers or bloggers for ideas and suggestions on where to go.

By giving out a good commission and keeping an eye on your profit margin, you can get the most out of your affiliate marketing campaign and possibly make a lot of money in 30 days.

So why not look into the benefits of affiliate marketing for your travel agency and start making valuable connections in the travel industry?

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The following are some of the top benefits of Affiliate marketing for travel agencies:

Affiliate marketing for travel agencies provides a new source of revenue.

If you’re a travel agent, have you ever thought about the ways in which affiliate marketing for the Travel business could boost your bottom line?

Affiliate marketing enables travel companies to pay commissions to partners for each booking made via those partners’ links. 

When partnered with affiliates who have a sizable and engaged audience within the travel industry, this has the potential to significantly increase travel agencies’ bottom lines. 

Affiliate Marketing for Travel agencies can potentially increase their revenue with no additional marketing costs by capitalizing on the affiliate’s preexisting audience and reach. 

There has been a dramatic increase in the number of people looking for travel information online, and affiliate marketing is a great way for travel agencies to capitalize on this trend.

By becoming a part of a travel affiliate program, you can advertise your services to more people at a lower cost than you would be able to achieve through other means of promotion.

In the travel industry specifically, you may start to see results after only 30 days of implementing this marketing strategy.

Why not start building valuable partnerships in the travel industry through affiliate marketing and reap the benefits for your travel agency?

Affiliate marketing for travel agencies allows them to expand their customer base and raise awareness of their brands.

The agency can reach new customers who may not have been aware of its existence if it hadn’t partnered with affiliates to promote its products and services.

The more travel affiliates a travel agency works with, the more people will see their name and the more likely they are to book with that agency.

A travel agency’s exposure and customer base can both benefit greatly from the use of affiliate marketing.

Using affiliate marketing, travel agencies can connect with complementary companies to increase their reach and revenue.

In order to provide their customers with more options, travel agencies should form partnerships with other organizations in the industry.

In this way, both the travel agency and the affiliate marketer benefit from the expansion of the former’s sphere of influence.

A travel agency’s online presence can be boosted by participating in affiliate marketing for travel in order to gain more exposure and customers. 

Partnerships with other companies in the travel industry allow travel agencies to reach new customers who might not have found them otherwise. 

By going this route, travel agencies can reach the customers of their affiliates, which can help them be more successful.

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Affiliate marketing’s low overhead makes it a good fit for the travel industry.

This method helps travel agencies avoid wasting advertising dollars on ineffective placements by only paying a commission when a predetermined action is taken.

And since affiliate recruitment requires little more than spreading the word, it’s a cost-effective way to expand brand recognition.

When a travel company has chosen its affiliates, it takes very little additional work to reach a wider audience.

The benefits of travel agencies from affiliate marketing are numerous and can lead to a higher return on investment.

There are many positive outcomes that can result from incorporating affiliate marketing into your travel agency.

The ability to rapidly expand into new markets by forming strategic alliances with other websites is one clear benefit.

Your travel website’s ROI will improve as more affiliates promote it, leading to more successful customer conversions.

While affiliate links may not have an immediate effect on your website’s search engine rankings, they can increase interest in your services and bring more visitors to your site. 

Not only does this increase traffic from links on other sites, but it also improves traffic from search engines and direct links. 

There is a lot of competition in the travel industry, but if your travel agency uses affiliate marketing, you will be able to rise above the rest and achieve greater success.

The importance of affiliate marketing as a marketing strategy has been widely recognized in recent years, but there are still sectors that fail to recognize its potential.

Getting ahead of the competition and speeding up growth can be accomplished by embracing affiliate marketing for travel early on.

 In spite of this, affiliate marketing is a cutthroat business, and well-known names usually have an easier time luring the best marketers and publishers.

It is especially important for up-and-coming or smaller travel agencies to find novel approaches to attracting affiliates.

Affiliate marketing allows you to work with influential partners and gain valuable insight into your industry, both of which will boost your business’s competitiveness.

Affiliate marketing is a growing industry that can help you broaden your reach and learn more about the tourism sector.

The use of affiliate marketing is a highly effective strategy that can provide many advantages to travel agencies.

Through the efforts of their affiliates, travel agencies can raise their profile and reach a wider audience with this strategy.

Affiliate programs allow travel agencies to provide their customers with more services, including access to special discounts and negotiated rates.

The travel agency can use this to meet more people in the industry, start working with other companies, and boost website traffic.

Affiliate marketing can help you save money because the agency only receives payment for successful conversions. Because of this, travel agencies can save money by avoiding ineffective ad placements.

Furthermore, by selecting new affiliates, very little effort is required to market the travel services, and doing so can help the travel agency establish its name in the market without spending money on a marketing campaign.

Affiliate marketing is an excellent strategy for travel agencies because it helps them grow quickly, makes them more competitive, and yields a better return on investment.

If you want to join travel affiliate programs and get paid for sending people to them, the process is pretty simple.

With this simple process, you can get many benefits from travel agencies from affiliate marketing.

Joining an affiliate program is as easy as going to the website of the program you want to join and filling out an application.

It is important to read the affiliate marketing program’s policies before signing up, as they may differ from one program to the next. Commission rates can vary greatly from program to program.

When you sign up for an affiliate program, you’ll be given a special link that you can use to send people to the business’s site and earn commissions.

A cookie identifies the affiliate when a user from your site clicks through to one of your partners’ websites.

Even if the sale is made several days or weeks after the referral, the cookie will ensure that the publisher gets credit for it.

You can use the program’s banner ads to boost sales and earnings on your travel website, as well.

Affiliate marketing is a win-win for both partners and allows travel agencies to expand their customer base.

If you want to join affiliate programs then here are some of the top travel affiliate programs:

  • Booking.com Affiliate Program
  • Expedia Affiliate Program
  • TripAdvisor Affiliate Program
  • Agoda Affiliate Program
  • Hotels.com Affiliate Program
  • Skyscanner Affiliate Program
  • Airbnb Affiliate Program
  • Priceline Affiliate Program
  • Travelocity Affiliate Program
  • Kayak Affiliate Program

As these affiliate programs offer various commission rates and benefits, it is essential to conduct research.

Then, select the one that best fits your niche and target audience, which will provide you with many benefits of a travel agency from affiliate marketing.

Affiliate marketing is a lucrative method for travel agencies to increase traffic, generate leads, and increase revenue. 

Travel companies can increase their conversion rates by working with affiliates to reach a wider audience. 

Affiliate marketing can help a travel agency grow faster, get a better return on its investment, and learn about important trends in the industry. 

To get the most out of your travel affiliate marketing efforts, pick affiliate programs that are a good fit for your business and your customers. 

You should also make interesting content and use a variety of marketing strategies to get affiliates to promote your travel services. 

Additionally, it is critical to maintain adaptability and take into account customer feedback in order to enhance marketing efforts and personalize products and services. 

Overall, with the right strategies and approach, the benefits of travel agencies from affiliate marketing can be significant.

Don’t let this great opportunity to expand your travel company’s customer base and boost its earnings pass you by.

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This plugin has a lot of useful features and may be the missing piece in your puzzle for success.

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MLM Travel Companies: Unveiling Top Picks and Their Operations

Multi-level marketing (MLM) travel companies are businesses that operate within the travel industry using a specific marketing and distribution model.

These companies rely on individual representatives, or travel agents, to sell travel packages, accommodations, and other related services directly to consumers.

MLM travel companies offer their agents the opportunity to earn commissions not only on their own sales, but also on the sales made by the representatives they recruit into the organization, creating a multi-tiered structure of income potential.

In this article, we will look at every aspect of the world of MLM travel companies. Let’s get started!

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Key takeaways.

  • MLM travel companies rely on individual representatives to sell travel packages and services directly to consumers
  • These companies offer training, exclusive travel discounts, and incentives for reaching sales milestones.
  • Success in MLM travel companies requires dedication, network-building, and a passion for travel

What Are MLM Travel Companies?

Multi-Level Marketing (MLM) is a business model where companies sell their products or services through person-to-person sales.

As an independent distributor, you are selling directly to other people, which may be done through various channels, such as from your home, a customer’s home, or online.

The structure of the compensation plan in MLMs allows you to earn income not only from your own sales but also from the sales of those you recruit into the business, creating a network or downline of distributors.

Travel Industry and MLM

In the context of the travel industry, MLM companies operate by offering travel-related products and services, such as booking accommodations, flights, cruises, or vacation packages.

As a distributor for an MLM travel company, your primary responsibility is to promote and sell these travel services to your network and recruit new members to join the business.

By building a downline of other distributors and customers, you can earn commissions on their sales and bookings, in addition to your own.

As you explore opportunities in the MLM travel industry, it’s important to carefully evaluate each company and choose one with a solid reputation, competitive pricing, and sufficient support for their distributors.

Some of the best MLM travel companies have a track record of success, offer extensive training resources, and provide access to exclusive travel discounts and benefits for their members.

How do the MLM travel companies work?

How MLM Travel Companies Work

Let’s take a closer look at the recruitment process, commission structure, and travel rewards system.

Recruitment Process

In MLM travel companies, you join as an independent distributor, participant, or contractor. Your primary task is to recruit new members into the network. The more people you recruit, the more your network, or “downline,” grows.

It’s essential to understand that your success in an MLM travel company depends on your ability to build and manage your downline effectively.

Commission Structure

The commission structure in MLM travel companies is typically based on two ways of earning money:

  • Direct sales : You can earn commissions by selling travel products or services directly to retail customers who are not involved in the MLM. This can include selling travel packages, memberships, or discounts.
  • Recruitment commissions : You can also earn money by recruiting new distributors and receiving commissions based on their purchases and sales to retail customers. This means that as your downline grows, your potential for earning commissions increases, based on your recruits’ performance.

Remember that the actual commission rates and payment structure may vary from one MLM travel company to another.

Travel Discounts and Rewards

As a participant in an MLM travel company, you may have access to special discounts and rewards on travel service s like flights, hotels, and vacations. These discounts can be used for personal travel or can be offered to customers through your booking portal.

Additionally, some MLM travel companies offer incentives for reaching specific recruitment or sales milestones , such as free trips, upgraded memberships, or bonuses. These benefits and rewards are designed to motivate and reward distributors for their hard work and dedication to the MLM travel company.

Remember to thoroughly research prospective MLM travel companies to ensure they are reputable and well-established before joining. It’s essential to understand the ins and outs of the business model and weigh any potential benefits against the potential risks and downsides.

Best MLM Travel Companies

Among the best network marketing companies in the world , what are the top MLM travel companies?

These companies have established reputations in the industry and offer various opportunities for people looking to join travel-related MLMs.

Here are our picks.

InteleTravel

InteleTravel has been in the business for over 25 years, making it one of the more experienced and established travel MLM companies.

As an InteleTravel agent, your main responsibility is to promote and sell travel packages, which can range from cruises to all-inclusive vacations.

InteleTravel also offers an extensive training program for its agents, which covers topics such as marketing, product knowledge, and customer satisfaction. This training can be valuable in helping you establish a successful MLM career with them.

Here you can find their website .

MLM travel companies: Inteletravel (logo)

PlanNet Marketing

PlanNet Marketing is an MLM company that partners with InteleTravel. Their primary focus is to recruit new representatives and help them build teams of travel agents.

As a PlanNet Marketing representative, your earnings are based on a commission structure that rewards both personal sales and team sales. By combining your efforts with InteleTravel, you can create a varied income stream from selling travel packages and building your team of agents.

MLM travel companies: Plannet Marketing (logo)

Evolution Travel

Evolution Travel is another option for those looking to join the travel MLM industry. Their main product is the membership, and to become a travel agent, one must purchase a Professional Travel Agent (PTA) package.

The upfront cost is $30, with a retail price of $299. As an Evolution Travel agent, you can earn rewards and commissions, gain access to training materials, and enjoy discounted travel opportunities for yourself.

MLM travel companies: Evolution Travel (logo)

WorldVentures (closed)

WorldVentures was a well-known travel-based MLM company. Founded in 2005 by Wayne Nugent and Mike Aczue, it has a strong focus on travelers in Southeast Asia, collaborating with a variety of hotels and homesteads that may not be found on mainstream sites.

The company has been closed and the business will probably not be continued in the future.

As a WorldVentures representative, you had the opportunity to sell travel packages, earn bonuses, and even enjoy discounted trips for yourself.

Travel MLM companies: WorldVentures (logo)

NOTE – Keep in mind that, as with any MLM opportunity, it’s crucial to research the company, understand their compensation plan, and evaluate the potential for success before making a decision to join. This will help you make an informed decision and set yourself up for the best possible experience in the MLM travel industry.

Pros and Cons of Joining MLM Travel Companies

Let’s now delve into the advantages and disadvantages of these companies with reference to earnings, work flexibility, and challenges to overcome in the MLM world.

Potential Earnings

Joining an MLM travel company can offer you an opportunity to earn potential income by selling travel-related products and services.

Your earnings directly depend on your performance in selling, as well as your ability to recruit and manage a team of other sellers. However, this potential income may not be substantial, as most MLM participants struggle to make a significant profit.

Flexibility and Entrepreneurship

One of the advantages of joining an MLM travel company is the flexibility it offers. You can work when you want, where you want.

This allows you to maintain a work-life balance and take charge of your schedule. Moreover, you have the chance to explore your entrepreneurial spirit by building your own network of travel sellers and guiding them toward success.

Challenges and Controversies

There are numerous challenges and controversies associated with MLM travel companies. Joining an MLM may seem like an attractive way to make money while traveling, but it’s essential to be aware of the potential downsides:

  • Lack of Support and Resources : Unlike traditional travel agencies, MLMs often focus on gaining members rather than providing you with the necessary support and resources to sell travel effectively.
  • Reputation in the Travel Industry : Many travel professionals do not view MLMs positively, which may hinder your success in establishing credibility and building a strong network.
  • Expenses : To succeed in an MLM, you may need to spend money on various costs such as meals, fuel, hotel accommodations, and more. These costs can add up and negatively impact your earnings.
  • Difficulty in Sales : Achieving consistent sales success in an MLM can be challenging, especially with travel products, as the emphasis is often on recruitment rather than product quality or value.

Keep these pros and cons in mind when considering joining an MLM travel company, and always conduct thorough research before making a decision.

Alternatives to MLM Travel Companies

So? What are the alternatives for earning in the travel industry for those who do not trust network marketing?

1. Traditional Travel Agencies

Traditional travel agencies still play an important role in the travel industry. Unlike MLM travel companies, they don’t require you to recruit others or sell products to friends and family.

As a travel agent in a traditional agency, you can use your knowledge and skills to help clients plan their perfect trips, providing personalized recommendations and handling all the travel arrangements.

You’ll earn a commission from travel suppliers based on the bookings you make, and your success will depend on your customer service skills and ability to build a loyal client base.

2. Online Travel Platforms

Online travel platforms can be a convenient option for those who prefer to manage their own travel bookings, while still offering a commission-based opportunity for those looking to work in the travel industry.

Websites like Expedia, Booking.com, and Airbnb provide complete control over searching, comparing, and booking flights, accommodations, car rentals, and experiences.

As an affiliate partner of online travel platforms, you can earn commissions for driving traffic and sales to their website. This can be done through blogging, social media, or creating your own travel booking site that leverages their technology.

Becoming an affiliate partner of online travel platforms typically doesn’t require any upfront investment or the need to join a complex network of recruiters and downlines.

You can focus on promoting travel bookings and engaging with your audience, without the pitfalls of MLM business models.

In understanding MLM travel companies, it’s crucial to know what they are and how they function. These companies use a multi-level marketing model to offer you travel-related products and services while providing an opportunity to earn income.

By becoming a part of their network, you can generate revenue through commissions, bonuses, and incentives based on your sales and the sales of those you recruit underneath you.

When choosing the best MLM travel company for you, it’s essential to research their credibility and track record.

Companies like iBuumerang and XStream Travel are other examples of reputable businesses that have generated interest in the MLM travel industry. However, keep in mind that not all MLM travel companies are equal, and there may be mixed success stories across the board.

As you consider joining an MLM travel company, be aware of the potential risks and challenges you might face, such as unrealistic income expectations or the possibility of joining an illegal pyramid scheme .

What are the top MLM travel companies?

There are several MLM travel companies out there, and it’s essential to choose the right one for you. Some of the top MLM travel companies include Evolution Travel, InteleTravel, and PlanNet Marketing. Research their history, success rate, and the income potential they offer before deciding which one suits your needs best.

How do MLM travel companies operate?

MLM travel companies work by recruiting independent distributors or agents who earn commissions on travel bookings and product sales. In addition to earning from their sales, agents can also receive compensation from the sales and recruitment of their downline. This multi-level structure is what allows for potential income growth as your network expands. Remember to evaluate the company’s business model and compensation plan thoroughly.

Can you do business with non-MLM travel agencies?

Yes, you can do business with many non-MLM travel agencies in the industry. These agencies typically focus on providing curated travel experiences and personalized services to clients, without the need for a network of independent distributors. If you prefer dealing with customers directly and have a passion for travel planning, working for a traditional travel agency might be a better fit for you.

What is the income potential for MLM travel agents?

The income potential for MLM travel agents varies greatly depending on the company, compensation plan, and the individual’s efforts in both sales and recruitment. It is essential to manage your expectations when joining an MLM travel company and remember that success often requires hard work and dedication. While some agents might earn a substantial income, others may find it challenging to make a profit.

Are MLM travel companies successful?

Success rates among MLM travel companies can vary, with some seeing significant growth and others struggling to maintain momentum. As an individual looking to join an MLM travel company, it’s crucial to research each company’s history and reputation thoroughly.

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