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The 26 Most Anticipated Books of 2022
We’ve already told you what’s new and exciting when it comes to movies , TV shows and video games in 2022. And since there’s a lot of 2022 ahead of us, let’s take an updated look at our selection of some of the year’s most anticipated books so that you keep adding titles to your “Want to Read” shelf on Goodreads.
Since thrillers, mysteries, romance, YA offerings and science-fiction tend to be readers pleasers, we’ve included a bunch of those, as well as some historical fiction, memoirs and poetry.
Fiction Books That Have Already Debuted in 2022
Fiona and Jane by Jean Chen Ho (January 4, 2022). The Taiwan-born and Southern California-raised Jean Chen Ho writes her debut novel with this tale of two young Taiwanese-American women and friends who grow up in Los Angeles and float in and out of each other’s lives when Fiona moves to New York.
Daughter of the Moon Goddess by Sue Lynn Tan (January 11, 2022). Another debut novel on this list is from the Malaysia-born Sue Lynn Tan, who studied in London and France and lives in Hong Kong. The YA fantasy novel, which is the first part of a duology, tells the story of Xingyin. Her mother has been hiding her after she stole the elixir of immortality and was exiled. But when her magic manifests and is discovered, Xingyin needs to leave her mother and embark on a dangerous quest to save her.
To Paradise by Hanya Yanagihara (January 11, 2022). After the heartbreaking A Little Life , Hawaiian author Hanya Yanagihara returns with this novel that spans three centuries and is set in an alternate version of America in 1893, 1993 and 2093. The book offers “three different versions of the American experiment, about lovers, family, loss and the elusive promise of utopia,” according to Penguin Random House’s synopsis.
Reminders of Him by Colleen Hoover (January 18, 2022). Bestselling romance author Colleen Hoover returns with this story about Kenna, a woman who’s been in prison for five years and goes back home trying to reunite with her 4-year-old daughter. The task proves difficult, and her only link to her daughter is Ledger, a local bar owner. As the connection between the two of them grows stronger, Kenna must find a path to atone for her past.
Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson (February 1, 2022). This historical fiction debut novel by Charmaine Wilkerson follows two siblings as their mother dies in present-day California, leaving them an unusual inheritance: a traditional Caribbean black cake made from a family recipe and a voice recording in which she talks about the past. The siblings could find their way back to each other, and to their mom, with this family history.
House of Sky and Breath (Crescent City #2) by Sarah J. Maas (February 15, 2022). You can always count on the prolific Sarah J. Maas to keep delivering 700-plus-page volumes every year. While she’s still at work with her A Court of Thorns and Roses long series, Maas returns now to Crescent City for a second installment in which Bryce and Hunt are trying to get back to normal after saving the city. But, of course, war is always looming.
Gwendy’s Final Task by Stephen King (February 15, 2022). And while we’re talking about prolific authors, let’s mention one of the most illustrious ones. Master of horror — and of posting cute photos of his doggie on Twitter — Stephen King proves once again in 2022 how much of a non-procrastinator he is. In his new novel, Gwendy is a novelist and rising political star confronted by her past. At 12, a stranger gave her a mysterious box. It offered treats but also destruction: None of its seven-colored buttons should be pushed.
The Paris Apartment by Lucy Foley (February 22, 2022). After the success of The Guest List — it received the Goodreads Choice Award in Mystery & Thriller last year — Lucy Foley returns with a new puzzle. Broke and alone, Jess asks her half-brother Ben if she could crash at his place for a bit. But when she gets to his Paris apartment, not only is Ben not there, but the place seems way nicer than what he could have afforded. With her brother missing, Jess starts questioning what may have happened and tries to find answers among the building’s neighbors.
Gallant by V.E. Schwab (March 1, 2022). After the bestselling success of The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue , V.E./Victoria Schwab returns with another fantasy proposal good for adults and YA audiences alike. In Gallant , Olivia only has her mother’s journal as a memento of her past. When she’s invited to Gallant, she feels at home there, even if no one was expecting her and half-formed ghouls are haunting the place. She wants to uncover what secrets the place holds.
The Recovery Agent by Janet Evanovich (March 22, 2022). After the success of the Stephanie Plum and Wicked series, bestselling author Janet Evanovich launches a promising new series. Gabriela Rose is a recovery agent hired by people and companies who want to recover all kinds of valuable things. But when she’s forced to work for her own family, Gabriela ends up in the jungles of Peru looking for the Ring of Solomon and the lost treasure of Cortez. The main problem is that her ex-husband, Rafer, is the one who has the map that could take her to the treasure.
Time Is a Mother by Ocean Vuong (April 5, 2022). After his heart-wrenching epistolary novel On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous , the Vietnamese-American Ocean Vuong goes back to his origins with this poetry collection in which he searches for life after his mother’s death. “Vuong contends with personal loss, the meaning of family, and the cost of being the product of an American war in America,” reads the book’s synopsis.
Sea of Tranquility by Emily St. John Mandel (April 5, 2022). If you, too, read Emily St. John Mandel’s post-apocalyptic and hopeful tale Station Eleven during the early months of the pandemic, you may want to know more about the Canadian author’s upcoming science-fiction work. In Sea of Tranquility , a detective in the black-skied Night City is hired to investigate an anomaly in the North American wilderness. He’ll discover a series of lives upended there.
2022’s Most Anticipated Fiction Books
Blind Spot by Paula Hawkins (April 14, 2022). After Paula Hawkins’ latest novel made it to Ask Media Group’s mystery-themed book club last year , we couldn’t leave her new work behind. Best friends Edie, Jake and Ryan see their world torn apart when Jake is brutally murdered and Ryan accused of it. Edie is devastated and alone, living in the remote house she shared with Jake. The problem is that somebody is watching…
Book Lovers by Emily Henry (May 3, 2022). Master of contemporary romance novels Emily Henry — she’s the author of the aptly titled Beach Read and People We Meet on Vacation — returns with this story about Nora, a literary agent whose life is books. When Nora decides to go away on vacation with her sister Libby, she keeps bumping into Charlie, a bookish editor she’s known for years who has never piqued her interest.
I Kissed Shara Wheeler by Casey McQuiston (May 3, 2022). After One Last Stop and Red, White & Royal Blue, LGBTQ+ romance royal Casey McQuiston returns with this YA novel. In I Kissed Shara Wheeler , Chloe is vying for the valedictorian title at high school when her main rival, prom queen Shara Wheeler, kisses her and then proceeds to vanish. Chloe is not the only person Shara’s kissed. The three kissed-ones try to untangle the clues Shara’s left behind and find her.
The Daughter of Doctor Moreau by Silvia Moreno-García (July 19, 2022). After Mexican Gothic and Velvet Was the Night , the Mexican-Canadian author Silvia Moreno-García returns to Gothic horror ingredients with this reimagining of The Island of Doctor Moreau set in 19th-century Mexico.
We Deserve Monuments by Jas Hammonds (November 29, 2022). Here’s yet another YA offering with crossover appeal for any age with this debut novel by Jas Hammonds. Avery is a 17 year old forced to leave her life in D.C. and live at her terminally ill grandmother’s home in a small Southern town. She copes with her mother and grandmother’s constant arguments by finding friendship in Simone, her next-door neighbor, and Jade, the daughter of the town’s prominent family. The novel explores the racist history of the town and how it’s marked its residents while dedicating time to the coming of age of Avery and the romance that blossoms with Simone.
Memoirs and Nonfiction Books That Have Already Debuted in 2022
Putting the Rabbit in the Hat by Brian Cox (January 18, 2022). Craving some more behind-the-scenes Succession drama after the controversial New Yorker profile on Jeremy Strong ? Maybe try this Brian Cox memoir. The actor who plays the patriarch and media mogul Logan Roy in the HBO hit recounts here his working-class childhood in Scotland all the way to his days on the Emmy-winning TV show about a very dysfunctional family.
The Lonely Hunter: Why the Search for Love Is Broken by Aimée Lutkin (February 8, 2022). The 30-something single writer Aimée Lutkin found herself surrounded by couples at a party. After being asked about her love life and arguing being alone could be the endgame, the author went on a search to try to answer some fundamental questions: Why is there so much pressure to be in a relationship? Why is everyone so uncomfortable around single people? Why does it seem like your real life can’t start until you meet The One? And is it possible to be single without being lonely?
We Should All Be Feminists: A Guided Journal by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (March 1, 2022). After her 2014 essay “We Should All Be Feminists” , adapted from her TEDx Talk, Nigerian author and feminist icon Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie revisits her work with this Guided Journal . The journal is meant to encourage readers to define feminism in their own voices and tell their stories, as well as featuring prompts, quotes and important events in the history of feminism.
Burning Questions: Essays and Occasional Pieces 2004–2021 by Margaret Atwood (March 1, 2022). Why do people tell stories? What do zombies have to do with authoritarianism? How can we live on our planet? How much of yourself can you give away without evaporating? The Handmaid’s Tale author and feminist icon Margaret Atwood penned this series of essays trying to find the answers to these and other burning questions.
All the White Friends I Couldn’t Keep: Hope–And Hard Pills to Swallow–About Fighting for Black Lives by André Henry (March 22, 2022). “In this personal and thought-provoking book, Henry explores how the historical divides between Black people and non-Black people are expressed through our most mundane interactions, and why this struggle won’t be resolved through civil discourse, diversity hires, interracial relationships, or education,” reads Penguin Random House’s synopsis of this work by musician and writer André Henry.
2022’s Most Anticipated Memoirs and Nonfiction Books
Finding Me: A Memoir by Viola Davis (April 26, 2022). Actress and producer Viola Davis gets personal with this memoir that covers her childhood days coming of age in Rhode Island and spans to her present day. The Academy Award-winning Black actress has not only dominated TV but has also managed to transition into an incredibly prestigious film career.
Paradise Falls: The True Story of an Environmental Catastrophe by Keith O’Brien (April 12, 2022). Journalist Keith O’Brien’s work of narrative reportage tells the story of Lois Gibbs and Luella Kenny, two mothers who, in the 1970s, exposed a toxic waste dumping site that was causing a public health crisis and polluting their neighborhood in Niagara Falls. It was uncovered that the city’s largest employer, Hooker Chemical, had been disposing of thousands of tons of toxic waste in the town’s canal.
Bi: The Hidden Culture, History, and Science of Bisexuality by Julia Shaw (June 28, 2022): Psychologist Julia Shaw takes a scientific approach to sexuality with this exploration of bisexuality. Shaw, who is bisexual herself, explores the complexities of the human sexual experience both from a personal and scientific perspective and writes about the invisibility of bisexuals in our society.
Under the Skin: The Hidden Toll of Racism on American Lives and on the Health of Our Nation by Linda Villarosa (June 14, 2022). Linda Villarosa’s 2018 New York Times article “Why America’s Black Mothers and Babies Are in a Life-or-Death Crisis” exposed the flagrant racial disparities in the U.S. healthcare system when it comes to childbirth. With her new work, the author exposes the reasons why Black people in America “live sicker and die quicker” compared to white people.
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Booking.com Affiliate Program
If you are a blogger or website owner in the travel niche, it’s probably safe to say that 2020 wasn’t your year. However, toward the end of 2020, travel started to pick up again, with people looking to book remote chalets or even rooms at hotels that stick to the health and hygiene recommendations currently in place.
But as anyone knows, the epidemiological situation in 2020 is going to end at one point, and niches like travel will start to thrive again. If you’re looking to monetize a travel blog or site and you don’t know where to start, check out our review of the Booking.com affiliate program.
Booking Affiliate Program
- 1.1 1. Booking.com affiliate commission rates
- 1.2 2. Payments
- 1.3 3. Pros and cons
- 1.4 4. How can Booking.com’s affiliate tools help?
- 1.5 5. Is it worth it?
1. Booking.com affiliate commission rates
The Booking.com affiliate program offers 25% in commissions to its affiliates , but it might be confusing for marketers who haven’t read the so-called ‘fine print.’ You don’t actually earn 25% of the value of one booking.
You do, however, earn 25% of what Booking.com’s commission would be if you weren’t to be the intermediary of the transaction. The bad news is that it’s not a lot, especially in the beginning, as in most cases, Booking takes about 15 to 20% of the value of someone’s stay.
So, let’s suppose someone pays $200 for a stay at a B&B. Booking.com will get 20%, so they’ll make $40. Out of the $40, you get 25%, which means you’re getting $10. Is that a lot? Is that not enough? That’s only for you to say, but the fact is that the Booking.com affiliate commission is better than that of other, similar programs .
On average, when they go on holiday, people book hotel rooms for at least $250, and if your blog or site’s getting enough traffic, you have a pretty good chance of making enough with Booking.com.
Plus, if you intermediate more than 50 bookings a month, your commission rate becomes 30%. If you do the same for more than 150 a month, your rate’s 35%, while for more than 500 it’s going to be 40%.
You can be paid through direct deposit (in several different currencies from Euros and British Pounds to US Dollars) or Paypal . For Paypal, since Booking.com is located in the Netherlands, you are always going to be paid in Euros. Naturally, you can withdraw the money to your bank account in whatever currency you prefer, but that’s what you’re going to be paid.
Direct deposits are also processed in Euros, but if you want to be paid in US dollars or pounds, you can simply get in touch with the Booking.com representatives and make a request in this sense.
As for when you get paid, here’s the tricky part. You need to make at least 100 euros (about $110-$120) in order to transfer your money into your Paypal account.
3. Pros and cons
One of the first benefits of this affiliate program is that anyone can sign up and get access to the promotion tools. Booking.com is a huge website that literally has hundreds of thousands, if not millions of properties listed, so you don’t have to worry about your readers not trusting the brand.
On the other hand, there are affiliate marketers who feel like the program would be better if the commission rates were higher, too. But it all depends on your conversion rate, how good your content is, and the amount of traffic you’re getting. And of course, no one can predict when the next pandemic is going to happen.
The 100-euro threshold can be a con for some people, especially those that aren’t getting a lot of traffic.
4. How can Booking.com’s affiliate tools help?
There are a variety of tools that a Booking affiliate can benefit from, and here are several examples:
- A regular search box – you can add a custom-sized Booking.com search box to your website and let your visitors look for whatever stays they might be interested in
- An ‘inspiring’ search box – which is the same but looks better than the first
- Affiliate links – to any place from cities and hotels to landmarks, regions, and even airports
- Banners – that you can place anywhere on your website
- Deals finder – which works by showing your site visitors customized deals based on the web page or post they are reading (for example, they’re reading an article on your site about California, they’ll see deals in this state)
On top of that, there are several plugins for WordPress sites that you can use if you are a Booking affiliate marketer.
5. Is it worth it?
We’d say that the money that you could make with this affiliate program is pretty decent, but you could use several extra networks, too.
Travel blogs and websites can always market other types of products, too, not just services — for example, actual physical products such as hiking backpacks, suitcases, portable water bottles, and a variety of other such items.
You could join Amazon Associates or the Walmart affiliate program , or even Wayfair, although it carries just a couple of thousand travel-related products by comparison. So long as you don’t put all your eggs in one basket, Booking.com is a good way to make some passive income .
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If you are a travel blogger and you are in search of an affiliate network to help you monetize through your website, you came to the right place, today we will tell you everything you need to know about Booking and their affiliate program .
Nowadays many travel bloggers often get travel sponsorships that include free all-expenses-covered travel packages, but not everyone is so lucky at the beginning of their blogging career.
Travel blogging is a popular and profitable niche that can generate large amounts of income using various monetization methods. Booking’s affiliate system is one of the best affiliate programs you can join if you have a YouTube channel or a travel-focused Blog, as with it you are going to be able to earn money by recommending accommodations.
What is Booking.com?
It is the most popular hotel booking portal among users worldwide. Guests like it because they can search for many hotels in one location, read reviews, see photos, and can often book a room with free cancellation. Hotels prefer Booking because they can reach more potential guests by being part of a popular online travel search engine.
Booking.com was started in the Netherlands and is still headquartered in Amsterdam. Although it is part of the Priceline family it is known internationally in over 180 countries. It is undoubtedly the most popular among users in Europe.
How does the Booking affiliate program work?
There are several ways to be part of the affiliate network of this platform, you can register directly with Booking.com or you can register through one of the affiliate networks. Booking works with CJ and Awin.
Booking.com offers links, banners and widgets to its affiliate partners. You can install them on your blog and when a visitor clicks on the link and makes a booking, you will earn a commission.
The commission offered by Booking.com is 25%, if the visitor simply performs a search, you may not get any commission. The commission is only effective when you make a complete reservation of the accommodation.
What kind of products does Booking.com offer?
Booking.com offers a wide variety of products, from flights to accommodations and all types of ground transportation. Here are the highlights of their offerings.
Booking.com offers hundreds of thousands of hotel reservations worldwide at very affordable prices. They also offer many other types of accommodations, including house rentals, apartment rentals, etc.
Eliminate the hassle of searching multiple flight sites and combine them into one. Booking.com’s flight search will combine airline flights to make it a seamless purchase at an affordable price.
Compares all the car rental sites and gives you the best options. This is a partner company with rentalcars.com that Booking.com offers.
We all know that arriving at a new airport can be a little scary at first and having a car waiting to take you to your hotel is the perfect solution. Booking.com offers airport cab schedules so that you have a car ready waiting for the guest. This not only works for cabs, but also for cars and executive transportation services.
How much is the Booking commission?
This ranges between 15% and 20% of the price of the stay. For example, if a visitor to your blog clicks on your affiliate link, then books a room for €100, then stays and pays: the booking will get €15 and you will get 25% which would be €3.75.
We can break it down and explain it to you as follows, if the booking commission is 15% and you get 25% of that, the commission on the total booking is 3.75%. And if the booking commission is 20% and you get 25% of that amount, your commission on the total booking is 5%.
Once you reach the minimum earnings of €100, you can cash out by bank transfer or by an online wallet system.
Tools that make everything easier
Booking offers its affiliates the possibility to add links, search boxes and banner ads for use in blogs.
When using them be sure to add tracking codes, also known as keywords or tags, to know which links are most effective.
Links, search boxes and banners can go to a specific landing page for a city, region or hotel, you can even set the language and currency.
Experiment on your blog with these tools that Booking provides to see which ones are most effective for you. A travel blog is all about being creative, so be sure to try different options to see what your readers respond to.
Advantages of Booking.com’s affiliate program
The commission rates are quite generous and if your readers book expensive accommodations, you will get good commissions. It offers a wide variety of hotels and accommodations to promote. There is a wide selection of customizable banners, links and widgets that you can add to your blog. It is a well-known company, especially in Europe. The affiliate interface is user friendly and easy to understand. The website is available in many languages and you can link to the local version.
Cons of the Booking.com program
Due to its flexible cancellation policy, potential guests may make many cancellations. Some readers may not be familiar with Booking.com and may not trust the site. There is a minimum payment limit of €100 and it may take some time to arrive. This means that cash flow is quite slow. The cookie period is limited, so if the reader does not make a booking directly after clicking on your link, you will not receive the commission. In conclusion, Booking is an excellent choice as a travel-focused affiliate program. It is free and easy to sign up, has no start-up fees or costs, and the system is extremely easy to use.
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Booking.com has an affiliate program in the Travel niche with commissions up to 25-34% of Booking.com's cut on Booking.com. Learn how to join the Booking.com affiliate program, where to get the best rates, and the longest cookie period through our affiliate program guide below.
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What you should know about the Booking.com affiliate program
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.
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Booking.com Affiliate Program [Updated 2022]
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Booking.com is the most visited travel website in the world. More than 500 million people visit Booking.com in search of accommodation and each day more than 1 million bookings are made.
There are so many other booking sites but none that would even come close to being as popular as Booking.com.
Can You Make $1000 a Month as a Booking.com Affiliate?
You have learned that Booking.com affiliate earnings are not that high, so is it possible to earn $1000 a month?
Of course, it is, but it will be a lot of work.
Let’s do the math on a hypothetical example of promoting a hotel in the USA.
The average daily rate for booking a hotel in the USA is around $130. Imagine that your referral guest books a 2-night stay.
The booking price would be $260 and Booking.com would receive a cut in the amount of $39 (provided that type of property falls under the 15% commission).
You as a Booking.com affiliate would earn $5.85.
That’s not much, but of course, it’s still a hypothetical example. Your average earnings could be much higher (obviously also lower). This is just an example to give you at least some idea how much you can earn per one booking hosting.
If you, on average, earned around $6 per booking, then you would need around 170 people to book accommodation on Booking.com through your links in order to make $1000 a month.
This is not an easy task. Don’t forget that Booking.com has session tracking.
Each person has to click on your link and book the accommodation before closing the browser window.
A lot of people who click on your links will not be ready to book. They will just browse for tips and inspiration.
If this is not the first article you are reading on my blog, then you know that for each affiliate program I include some tips about how I would approach promoting the particular program.
Good post. Thank you.
You are welcome! 🙂
Hello, there, I just want to thank you for this article, I was looking for information on booking.com affiliate program because I just applied, so I wanted to learn how it works, how they pay, when they pay, and you have provided all that and more. super detailed article indeed.
You are welcome Rose and best of luck! 🙂
Not entirely true re: ‘easy to get accepted’…
They obviously put restrictions on newer sites with low traffic volumes, regardless of how good the site quality is.
I have a new travel site, that already ranks well for certain KW’s, but as it’s new and traffic is low currently, I was rejected. And even contacting their support leads to the same answer….”check back in 3 months time”…
I am sorry you have not managed to get into the Booking.com affiliate program. When I was applying, it was also with a new website and I still got accepted. But since then, they could have become stricter.
Hi – we are really struggling to convert visitors into actual bookings using our affiliate ID for Booking.com. We send about 1000 visitors per month through to Booking.com (from a page all about specific hotels, so good quality traffic) but we only get about 1 booking a month. Some people have even told us that they booked using our link, but we did not see any credit for it. The links do work because we tried booking our own trip and it showed up on our commission reports. I´m guessing it is all to do with the lack of cookies / session tracking, but do you know if other people find the same problem ?
if you send me a link to your website, I will take a look and give you some feedback.
Is it true that Booking.com doesn’t use a 30 day cookie, so a booking would have to be made in the same session? This further reducing the chance of getting commission?
Hi Steve, yes that is true. Unfortunately, Booking.com uses session tracking which means the booking has to be made within the session someone clicks on your affiliate link.
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Thank you Sarah, I am happy you find my content useful 🙂
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The Booking.com Affiliate Partner Program gives you the unique opportunity to connect your business to the world’s most recognized online accommodations booking platform.
As a partner, you integrate our customer-facing products into your website and in return, earn a favorable commission for each booking made through it.
We’re constantly optimizing and innovating our products to ensure they offer a seamless experience and do exactly what they need to do: maximize bookings.
Why should I join the Booking.com Affiliate Partner Program?
Huge Potential Earnings
For each booking made through your site, you'll earn a favorable commission. The more you book, the more you make!
Over 2,563,380 Properties
We offer the largest selection of accommodations online, with more than 29,475,748 bookable rooms in over 2,563,380 properties.
1,550,000 room nights reserved daily
Our highly optimized website is designed to maximize bookings, with more than 1,550,000 room nights reserved daily.
Extensive Network of 12,500+ Affiliates
We have an extensive network of over 12,500 affiliates who benefit from aligning their brand with the world leader in booking accommodations online.
All-in-one, Easy to Use Product
Our products are customizable, easy to use, and give you the flexibility to work when you want, where you want.
We’re Here to Help
Our dedicated support team is available to help you work through any problems you might have while using our products.
How does integration work?
We don’t believe in a one-size-fits-all approach. With extensive customization options available, all of our products will blend naturally with your brand and website.
Choose Your Destination
You pick which properties to display on your site. Show accommodations available worldwide or keep it specific to your region and even page content – it’s up to you!
Manage Your Earnings
Our partner platform helps you track and understand what you earn. With extensive analysis of your performance, you can optimize your efforts to maximize your earnings.
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Does Booking.com have an affiliate marketing program? Yes, Booking.com has an active public affiliate marketing program that pays cash.
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Booking.com Affiliate Review
As an affiliate, you can earn money through your website with Booking.com affiliate program. With Booking.com’s ‘Affiliate Programme’, you have two ways to earn: bringing in bookings and referring properties. Signing up is free and your account is confirmed instantly.
Established in 1996 in Amsterdam, Booking.com has grown from a small Dutch start-up to one of the largest travel e-commerce companies in the world. Part of Booking Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: BKNG), Booking.com now employs more than 17,000 employees in 198 offices in 70 countries worldwide. With a mission to empower people to experience the world, Booking.com invests in digital technology that helps take the friction out of travel. At Booking.com, travellers are connected with the world’s largest selection of incredible places to stay, including everything from apartments, vacation homes, and family-run B&Bs to 5-star luxury resorts, tree houses and even igloos. The Booking.com website and mobile apps are available in over 40 languages, offer 28,679,710 total reported listings, and cover 151,190 destinations in 227 countries and territories worldwide. Watch this short intro video to know more:
Booking.com Affiliate Program
Signing up for Booking.com Affiliate Programme is easy and your account is confirmed instantly. As an affiliate, you’ll make money each time a booking is made or property is referred through your website. To help maximize your earnings, you’ll have access to a number of products designed to increase conversion. Whether your audience is looking to book accommodation for their next trip or earn a little extra money by listing their place, they’ll be able to do it through your website.
25% – 40% per booking
For 0-50 sales, you will get 25% in commission per sale For 51-150 sales, you will get 30% in commission per sale For 151-500 sales, you will get 35% in commission per sale For 501 or more sales, you will get 40% in commission per sale
*Notes You’ll get €50 per property referral
Why Join Booking.com Affiliate Program?
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- Huge potential earnings
- For each booking that is made through your site, you will earn a favorable commission. The more you book, the more you make.
- An extensive network of over 12,500 affiliates
- Products are customizable and easy to use
- Dedicated support team
- You can choose which properties to display on your site
- Booking.com partner platform helps you track and understand what you earn. With extensive analysis of your performance, you can optimize your efforts to maximize your earnings.
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It has been the best tourism online affiliate program for many years. It was characterized by very high conversion values and good commissions. The lockdown and the decline in tourism have caused serious damage here as well, and the big question is whether there will be a revival in Europe and other major tourist destinations.
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Selecting the right hotel affiliate program to make a fortune
By providing convenient tools for searching for hotels, you can earn on every booking. To do this, you must work with special partnership platforms. Several major players are on the market — Travelpayouts, Booking.com, Hotels.com, Hotelscombined, Agoda and TripAdvisor. By comparing each offer in terms of its conditions of cooperation, available tools and rate of conversions, it is possible to choose the best hotel affiliate program for each partner. Here we will share some hotel affiliate program reviews with you.
Travelpayouts is a CPA (Cost Per Action) partnership platform which gain access to over 100 travel brands, including well-known names, such as Booking.com, TripAdvisor, Agoda, Trivago, and many more. Once registered, you’ll gain access to various programs and tools to start earning right away.
One of the main values of Travelpayouts is honesty. So, partners and brands using the platform can expect a high level of transparency. Easy-to-read reports are available to partners to help them experiment with the promotion of different hotel programs, choose the most profitable approach, and adjust their earnings strategy.
Join the Travelpayouts Partnership Platform
Access exclusive tools and the best travel affiliate programs, including flights, hotels, car rental, insurance, tours and activities, all in one place.
How much money can be made with “Travelpayouts”?
Travelpayouts includes over 100 travel brands and each has its own commission conditions, all is specified in the personal dashboard or in brands directory .
Who are the most successful participants?
Everyone who is willing to begin making money can become an associate of this platform. However, spam is strictly prohibited.
You won’t waste time on the registration process because you won’t have to wait for verification and approval. Once you get onto the platform , you can start making profits.
Nevertheless, it is essential to outline some of the most successful participants:
- Website owners (Widgets, banners and search forms posted on their websites will help them earn money every time a successful booking takes place);
- Travel bloggers who write posts describing the advantages of booking this way will get their corresponding reward;
- Social media advertisers who post information about Travelpayouts on travel-related groups will also be paid for their efforts, etc.
7 Ways to Jumpstart With Travelpayouts
The first tool is the search form, which allows clients to search for accommodations by destination. It basically redirects from a partner’s web page to the brand’s website, where it displays the available variants.
The list includes several other tools:
- White Label
- Hotel Widget
- WordPress Plugin
- Hotel Selections Widget
- Mobile Application
White Label helps integrate all the necessary data into your website’s domain, making it unnecessary to redirect users. Partners have full access to data by API. For mobile application developers, Travel SDK is available.
How do partners get paid?
All relevant payments are made between the 11th and 20th of each month. In exceptional cases, early payment on an individual request is possible.
To get more info about how you can keep tabs on your Travelpayouts earnings, and what you need to do to receive your money hassle-free, watch this video .
Languages and countries
In the travel market, the number of languages you offer and the number of countries you serve are important. This doesn’t mean you must use all 50+ languages at the same time, but when choosing a hotel affiliate program to join, you should consider the number of languages you can serve with that partnership platform. At a minimum, there should be one language that is appropriate for your project.
Travelpayouts gives you an opportunity to work in 59 languages, covering more than 100 countries through worldwide partner programs. The number and diversity of languages, along with a high revenue share, full set of toolsб and White label, make Travelpayouts one of the best partnership platform.
Pros and cons
Easy and fast registration with the partner allows you to start earning more money as quickly as possible. There are no requirements to join the partnership platform; everyone is welcome. All hotel programs you can find in brands directory . Choose that best fit your project and join Travelpayouts for free today.
Booking.com affiliate program
Booking.com is a leader in hotel bookings a nd one of the best hotel affiliate programs. We are proud that Booking.com is available on the Travelpayouts partnership platform. You can choose how to work with it – via the Travelpayouts or directly with Booking.com.
Booking.com in Travelpayouts
Booking.com affiliate program is available for the Travelpayouts partners on the following conditions:
- Reward: 4% commission on completed hotel stay
- One-session cookie lifetime
That means you will get 4% for every booking done via your affiliate link or widget made within one day after transferring to the Booking.com official website.
- Commission: 4% that is not dependent on sales volume.
- Tools: Only in Travelpayouts will you get a unique hotel search widget. We created it ourselves and it is only available in the Booking.com p rogram in Travelpayouts.
Work directly with Booking.com
Booking.com allows people to compare room reservation options in their destination city for the date of their choice. The price range is set by the client. In addition, direct cooperation with hotels implies that commissions are charged. In general, the Booking.com affiliate program is a formidable shareholder on the market, one which rivals must take into account. Following is a Booking.com affiliate program review; you can also share your opinion in the comments.
Commissions are calculated according to a commission split model which is individualized to each partner. All your earnings are proportionately linked to the amount of successful bookings made via your website. Moreover, it is also dependent on whether the hosts of the rooms or properties confirm the guest’s stays. The more bookings made, the higher your commission.
Every partner must reach a certain amount before starting to earn commissions . That boundary is 50 successful check-outs. Then, you can receive 25% of the total sum. More information is provided in the table below:
Does Booking.com welcome anyone who wants to become associated with it?
Due to the prestige of this online platform, several rules and restrictions exist. These are disclosed only to those people who have decided to accept the offer.
Still, any person who is interested in offering the best selection of accommodations is welcome and can be a participant, e.g., a website owner with qualified content, an app developer, etc.
What are the offered tools?
Tool number one is the Search Box, which allows customers to check out hotel offers and makes it possible to draw parallels between prices.
The Co-Brand tool enables Booking.com associates to place logos below the standard blue header. Thus, every user who makes a purchase will see that you are a “bedmate” of a trusted international brand. Furthermore, the partner’s logo will guide customers to the end, ensuring that they do not leave the particular affiliate’s area.
Another tool developed and offered by the company is the Deals Finder. Basically, it streams deals in any destination covered at Booking.com.
The Inspiring Search Box is a very smart business move aimed at increasing the number of orders placed on the site. It inspires the next choice of destination by displaying three images advertising the best places to visit.
The last two tools we cannot omit are the Links tool, which consists of hyperlinks to Booking.com’s pages and connects the latter to users’ Internet platforms, and Banners that grab customers’ attention.
How do affiliates get their money?
Payments are made via either bank transfers or PayPal. The time frame for the reception of profits is estimated to be between 30 and 60 days after the property owners confirm that the guests have completed their stay. The minimum amount for the transfer to be completed is €100. If you have earned less than that, your earnings will accumulate for the next month’s payment.
Though Booking.com has a very competitive structure and strict rules, it enables you to work in 43 languages throughout the world. This is less than Travelpayouts but is still a competitive amount.
Review of Booking.com affiliate network
Booking.com is one of the best-known brands in the world, with a huge database of hotels in 43 languages.
Your earnings are calculated according to a commission split model that is particular to each partner. Moreover, each partner must make 50 successful bookings before they can start to earn. Revenue share proportions are 25% for the first 50 checkouts, 30% for 51-150, 35% for 151-500 and 40% for 501 and more. This means the more reservations you generate, the more revenue share you get. The earnings are competitively structured.
In terms of payment, you must earn at least $100 before you can get paid. You can choose bank transfer or PayPal. However, the duration for payment is between 30 and 60 days. Therefore, you may need to wait two months to get your earnings.
Tools such as a search box, banners and deal finder are available in the affiliate network. Unfortunately, it does not have White Label for those who want to develop their own brand. Only one option is available to add your brand: Put your logo next to the official one as a partner’s.
There are many strict rules and limitations you must obey, but any person is welcome to join the partner program.
Hotels.com is another successful company worth mentioning. It is part of the Expedia affiliate network, which includes several other well-known brands. Every partner can make money from traffic once a booking is made by one of their customers.
Partners can’t work directly; they are always connected through intermediaries. This complicates communication. If you are from Canada or the U.S., you must go to cj.com before being allowed to resolve your issues.
How can a decent amount of money be earned?
Earnings are fully dependant on the terms of your partner agreement. Generally, Expedia network members are ready to pay up to 50% of their profits to their associates. The amount tends to be around 4.92% from one booking. However, discount coupons let users obtain benefits by lowering your commissions. Therefore, the final percentage can’t be predicted and depends on the network. For example, with Viglink , affiliates can earn a 5.5% commission plus performance incentives for each completed stay.
Hotels.com sorts its collaborators into corresponding departments based on geographical location. This results in slightly different percentages for different regions.
If you have the Payoneer card (and here we are referring to the U.S. market), this service can be a relatively comfortable way of earning money. If you don’t, your commissions will be transferred to your bank account or you will receive cheques, which is not very convenient.
Moreover, even if the client carries on without booking anything, he will see personal advertisements via AdSense on the online resources he visits. The outcome is that while you may bring in a client, you won’t get paid for it.
Last but not least is the fact that associates also lose clients after installing the application offered by Expedia. They offer a 2% discount to make people get their app. However, any client who books via this app will not be counted as part of your commission, since you do not get paid for the app.
No explicit restrictions are outlined on the website. Therefore, the general assumption is that everyone is free to participate in the promotion and advertisement of products.
What tools are at collaborators’ disposal?
Five tools are available to the associates, starting with the so-called “Rich APIs”.
All the co-partners can choose from among nine APIs. Moreover, users can enjoy three potential advantages:
- Every single API can be personalised in accordance with your needs and wants. It is available in 35 languages and more than 30 currencies. Furthermore, partners can use 12 proficiencies that show only those properties that best suit your clients.
- Technical advancements are another very important benefit. Having accumulated extensive experience, EAN keeps improving the technological side of the APIs. For instance, partners can use Cloud Infrastructure, thereby accessing the best international data centres.
- There are more than 6.5 million property images in more than 380,000 geographical locations.
The second tool is the so-called “Template Solution”. B2C has collaborated with EAN to develop this particular instrument, making it easy to integrate and reliable in terms of suitable property images that are displayed at the right time. This tool can be applied in two ways: either select the “fully white-labeled template solution”, meaning that your customers will see only your logo, or choose the “co-branded template solution”, which will display both.
Moving forward, it is also necessary to point out that Hotels.com possesses several tools that help organize the work of agencies involved in the hotel booking affiliate program.
The last solution, powered directly by Hotels.com, is called “Click & Earn”. Companions make money in the form of commissions paid for each successful booking made via their Internet resources, using the link posted on the partners’ webpages.
One more important note is about the very essence of Expedia’s powered programs. These programs are not joined together in one common network even though they belong to the EAN.
Trivago is also a member of the EAN family. But now you can not join their Affiliate Suite, as they shut down their own affiliate program on 31 March 2018. Learn more about it on this page . To maximize your earnings with Trivago, check out our review of the Trivago affiliate program .
Affiliates receive their commissions for successful bookings carried out by customers. The common percentage is 4.92%. The exact percent and payment method depend on the country where are you working and the agreement.
The services are offered in more than 35 languages in many countries. Hotels.com is a well-known brand around the world, which allows partners to work in many countries.
The drawback is that it is always necessary to find a local middleman. For example, you can work in the United States through CJ.com. Ultimately, you could have multiple accounts simply because you could not use one middleman for all locales.
Review of Hotels.com affiliate program
Hotels.com is a product of the Expedia Partner Program. It is a good company for hotel bookings in 35 languages. However, there is no direct partnership; you must work via a middleman – for example, cj.com in the USA.
The program shares 50% of the revenue, which is, on average, 4.9% of the booking price. One of the disadvantages is that different percentages are set for different countries, which makes your commission unclear. Moreover, if your customer uses a coupon for discounts, your earnings will decrease. A Payoneer card can be used for transactions but if you don’t have it, you can get your commission through bank transfer or cheques.
The program offers five tools for promotions but no White Label. Anyone is welcomed as a partner, but the unclear system of middlemen doesn’t make for convenient work. Learn how to earn on hotel bookings around the world with Hotels.com in our special review .
The Hotelscombined.com affiliate program is now paused, but you can check out its alternatives .
Hotelscombined.com gets paid for clicks, called “leads”. Therefore, associates get paid regardless of the reservations. The name of the method is pay per lead, defined as “a click off to one of the hotel booking supplier websites” compared on HotelsCombined.
These measures significantly improve the prospects of monetizing traffic. What’s more, the co-partners’ gains are guaranteed by the provider of the program, which compares a multitude of prices. Additionally, the developers have ensured that everyone can access the application, as it is available in more than 40 languages.
Co-partners can either monetize mobile traffic or create a mobile app that will help make profits.
How is money made?
As stated previously, affiliates get paid for leads their customers make when they visit their online platforms. Basically, you get paid for sending interested users to hotelscombined.com, where they can compare prices for the destinations they would like to visit. The amount of commission you receive depends on the quality of the traffic as well as the rate at which the leads turn into bookings. These two factors determine the commission per lead you receive.
The general commission rate is estimated to fluctuate between 50 cents and two dollars. Obviously, the commission will decrease in cases in which the partner is unable to generate enough sales.
The life of a cookie is 365 days, which means that those clients who used your website once to click on the HotelsCombined advertisement will be included in your commission as long as the cookie exists.
In addition, the “Monetisation Guarantee” is a service worth mentioning. Potential collaborators can include it in their agreement to ensure future gains. This is done on an individual basis. This guarantee allows you to get your money in case it does not reach the agreed-upon minimum amount. It is available only to those webmasters who have spent some time earning commissions with competitors of HotelsCombined.
Anyone is free to join the hotelscombined.com affiliate program and start making money. However, an issue arises when it comes to whether or not one runs a website. In the first case, everyone has the opportunity to join, even if the Internet resource’s content is not voyage-related.
The main tools are Text Links, Deep Links, Banners, and Search Boxes. If you ask for Data Feeds, they will also be provided.
These can all be reinforced with two more tools. The first one is Co-Branding, which implies the use of two brand names: yours and the HotelsCombined one. The second is Private Branding or white-labelling, meaning that only your brand will be displayed.
Only two payment methods are available and are shown in the following table:
The disadvantage is that you must earn the minimum amount to get paid. Moreover, transactions and money transfers are carried out only in dollars (no other currencies), which can be undesirable when it comes to exchange rate fluctuations and overall monetary market instability. Thus, you can lose money if you need to convert it to another currency whenever a change occurs.
Also, your account will be reviewed as you reach the minimum payout, and there is a chance that it could be locked if Hotelscombined defines your traffic as low quality, in which case you’ll never get your commission.
The Hotelscombined affiliate program is available in more than 40 languages in many countries around the world. It offers 365-day cookies, though partners must reach a very high amount for minimum payouts.
Review of Hotelscombined.com affiliate program
Hotelscombined.com is an affiliate program that works on a pay-per-click model. It provides services in more than 40 languages across the world. In 2018, the network started providing a CPA model to some webmasters, but CPC is still the more common model.
The amount you can earn depends on how much traffic you attract, and its quality. The commission for each click ranges between 50 cents and two dollars depending on your conversion rate and traffic. Usually, at the very beginning, your earnings could be higher than they would be with other networks, but after a while the rates could drop quite a bit.
The cookies have a long lifetime of 365 days, which means you won’t miss out on earnings for that year. This is one of the longest-lived cookies on the market.
Tools like simple links or deep links, banners and search boxes are available in your personal account. There are not many options in terms of customization.
There are only two options to be paid: via bank transfer or PayPal. One of the other drawbacks is that, regardless of where you live, you are paid in dollars, so you will lose money on the exchange rates.
Also, the minimum required payouts are very high: $500 for bank transfers and $100 for PayPal. For small projects, the amount may be unreachable for several months.
Agoda possesses an immense property owners’ database which includes more than 925,000 hotels and private individuals. Partners can attract customers using a wide choice and good prices. Many Agoda affiliate program reviews say that comprehensive support is lent to Agoda’s partners, which is reflected in the opportunities for personalization. The website is available in 38 languages.
You can join the Agoda affiliate program in two different ways:
- Via the Travelpayouts partnership platform
- On the official Agoda website
Travelpayouts offers clear conditions and a set of available tools. You will get 6% of the total booking value (without taxes) when the client checks out. You can use banners, links and widgets on your travel blog or another project.
Travelpayouts offers you lower payout limits – just $50 and different ways of payout methods, all of them are detailed in our knowledge base .
Earning commissions on the official Agoda website
The commission you earn on the official Agoda website depends on the number of stays your customers complete. You will not get paid for no-show guests. Furthermore, as stated by Agoda’s officials, the model is progressive and allows you to increase your commission up to 7%.
The following table sheds more light on this issue, revealing how the progression works:
Who can participate?
A compulsory condition for participation with Agoda is to be the owner of an online resource. Agoda admits both small websites and big ones that belong to large businesses. Nevertheless, there is a chance to become an affiliate even if you do not own a website. In this case, you must be a travel agent, and additional documentation will be requested. In any case, redirecting to the URL is absolutely forbidden.
Tools that can be used
Agoda provides several tools, including Hotel Power Ads, text links, and other useful services for partners. Customizable search boxes and multi-lingual data feeds are also available to affiliates. Furthermore, if you obtain permission from Agoda to modify any of its tools, you can do so to optimize your money-making abilities.
How do partners get paid on the official Agoda website?
Regarding the payment method, there is only one — direct bank transfer. Affiliates get paid one month after guests have completed their stays. For example, if a guest stayed until 5 April, you will be paid in May. In addition, the minimum amount that can be paid is $200, while $10 will be charged to cover the bank transaction expenditures.
Agoda.com has a huge database of hotels in many countries and is available in 38 languages. Affiliates can use the worldwide database, but the tools are limited.
You may choose how to join Agoda – at the home affiliate program on the official Agoda webpage or through Travelpayouts . We are official partners offering you the reliable solution to earn on hotels bookings.
Review of Agoda.com affiliate program
Agoda.com has an immense database of 925,000 of hotels and private properties in 38 languages. You can offer your visitors a variety of choices and prices.
Commissions are given only for checkouts. Therefore, if your visitor books but doesn’t end up staying at the property, you will not be paid for that booking. However, you can increase your commissions up to 7% over time.
As an illustration, 4% for 1-49 successful checkouts, 4.5% for 50-99 checkouts, 5% for 100-199 checkouts, 6% for 200-999 checkouts and 7% for 1000 and more checkouts.
One of the disadvantages is that payment is made only via bank. The minimum amount is $200. Payments are made one month following checkout.
Agoda.com provides a small number of promotional tools, like hotel power ads, text links and search boxes. Also, it allows you to personalise promo tools for your website, but it doesn’t have extensive personalization options. Moreover, you must have a website or travel agency to join. You can’t use a link just to share with your friends.
Find out how to earn on hotel, hostel and home reservations with Agoda in our special review .
A subscription to this partnership program enables you to become part of the largest travel community in the globe, enhancing the performance of your trip-related platforms. Moreover, the database comprises more than 500,000 cities and hotels.
However, the drawback of Tripadvisor’s program is that it is possible to become a companion only through affiliate networks like CJ (Commission Junction) or Awin , meaning that there is no direct connection with the provider of the program. However, you can also join the Tripadvisor affiliate program through Travelpayouts .
Profiting with Tripadvisor
Commissions constitute 50% of Tripadvisor partners’ income. Commissions are paid when a traveler clicks on a partner tool, not when they make their booking. With this click-out model, you can receive an 8% reward for clicks for tours and attractions in the “Things To Do” section (with the exception of Virtual/Online Experiences).
Everyone is free to participate. However, you can be rejected. If this happens, you can try to find out why by emailing your account manager in the affiliate network. The general requirements have not been made public so far. If you want to join Tripadvisor affiliate program via Travelpayouts, pre-approval is also required.
What tools are offered?
Affiliates use three available tools:
- Content widgets
In terms of functionality and performance, there are no major differences from similar offers by other companies.
How do I get paid?
The average percentage that is likely to be paid is about 4% of the room price. The average gains from a click-out are stated to be between 15 cents and 75 cents. Tripadvisor states that many of its partners have a conversion rate of 75%, which is one of the best on the market.
All payments are carried out via the co-partners, such as CJ Affiliate or Awin. All commissions are added together and if the minimum amount is exceeded, CJ will send a paycheque in the currency of your choice. It is very easy for Payoneer card owners. In other cases, either a direct transaction to a bank account is performed or a cheque is sent. The latter is possible in only a limited number of countries.
At Travelpayouts, you can use one of four getaways, such as bank transfers or PayPal.
Tripadvisor is one of the largest platforms for hotels, with an enormous database in more than 500,000 cities. More than 40 languages are available, such as English, German, French, and so on.
Review of Tripadvisor affiliate network
One of the largest travel-related websites, Tripadvisor has a huge database in more than 40 languages. However, the Tripadvisor affiliate network is not very developed. To join, you must work through a middleman.
As for the commission, up to 50% of the revenue is given for a confirmed stay. This means that the highest commission you will get is 4% of the room price. However, payments are made through the intermediary. The payouts can be sent as a paycheque or a direct transfer to your bank account in the currency of your choice.
As we mentioned before, promotional tools have a significant impact on your earnings. Unfortunately, even though it is a well-known brand, Tripadvisor offers only three tools for its partners: text links, banners and content widgets. For those who want to build their own brand, we have bad news – White Label is not available in the network.
Find a detailed review of the Tripadvisor affiliate program in this post .
NH Hotel Group affiliate program
This affiliate program is an appropriate one for travel agencies and agents who have booking sites to suggest mid-range urban accommodations for business trips and resort accommodations for seaside vacations. The portal also promotes boutique and hotels where pets are allowed, hotels with spas and pools, new openings, and airport hotels in the USA, the EU, and Africa.
The company pays a 10% commission for post-click sales and offers monthly payouts without additional charges for managing bookings. To start, you should register for free.
- Affiliates have access to true clients’ feedback to place them on their site to increase conversion.
- Closed keywords policy according to the latest Google requirements for PPC (brand bidding is strictly prohibited).
- All the affiliates can use the Instant Booking Tool for event arrangements.
There are plenty of digital marketing tools, such as banners, emailing copy, mini search engines, descriptive hotel data feeds, and text links.
The NH Hotel Group has 350 hotels in 28 countries:
- Czech Republic
- The Netherlands
- United Kingdom
- Dominican Republic
- United States of America
The program is available in 7 languages:
Accor Hotels affiliate program
This program is international and multi-brand; it gives travel agents access to more than 4,200 hotels in 95 countries. Just set up hyperlinks to redirect your site’s visitors. The program is accessible to any person who has their own travel website.
To start, register for free on their site and confirm your intentions in the email you will get. You’ll receive the instructions, affiliate link, and login details in this email as well.
The system of rewards is progressive. They offer various monthly remunerations for different hotel classes. In addition, the percentage depends on your status – whether you are a “general” or “premium”. The range of commission is from 1.5% up to 10%. Also, the company rewards you with various scheduled bonuses. In addition, the level of rewards depends on the number of nights the customer books.
- Text links.
- Banners with images with deals, discounts, and other promotions.
- White Label.
- API access.
Regarding keywords, the range for purchasing is limited according to the company’s terms and conditions.
The list below displays the countries where the program is available. If you are not in the “club,” you should contact the company to make a deal on an individual basis.
- Great Britain
The list also includes all countries that are current members of the EU.
Marriot affiliate program
The company covers more than 7,000 multi-brand hotels in 131 states. This program has its own terms that require your site to comply with its standards. Then you have the right to start a partnership only on the approved site. The creative section of the PHG console will help you get payouts and see all transactions, as well as find all the rules and restrictions for your ad’s campaigns, SEO optimization, and other tools you are going to use. After you’ve signed up, you’ll get an email to confirm and can start without any fees.
You earn if the visitor who has been redirected to the Marriot site makes a booking. The commissions are different and depend on the type of booking. You get 3% if the customer buys their vacation package and from 4% to 6% for a stay.
You can promote campaigns with the aid of various marketing practices – loyalty programs, password-protected sites, email and social media marketing, discounts, deep linking, SEO, and PPC. The last one should conform to the company’s policy.
The company provides you with highly experienced support, fresh offers, product catalogs with deep links to any city or hotel, and an affiliate newsletter. The set of helpful tools also includes:
- Plenty of banners on various themes and of different sizes.
- Search widgets.
- Content links.
- Deals and specials.
- Marriott’s Look No Further, Best Rate Guarantee.
The promotion is available in the following regions:
If your intention is to grab other regions, you should discuss the details with the company. The information on the website is available in several languages:
Choice Hotels affiliate program
The program offers 7,000 hotels for promotion in 35 countries. The affiliate program is available to marketers all over the world. You can join the program free, as usual, and have a deal with mid-level and premium hotels of various brands. The program allows for the promotion of hot tour destinations and quiet hotels in small towns.
The commission ranges from 2% to 6% for every paid stay. You earn a commission after the visitor from your website has been redirected to the company’s resource and has booked and stayed at their location. The service provides a week commission window for those who come through your website to research hotels and then return directly to the Choice Hotels platform for booking.
You get the payouts every month if you earn at least $25.
One tool, in particular, is attractive to clients. If the potential client finds the same hotel for a lower price on the Internet, the company will gift them a 50-dollar card. In addition, you have access to banners, links, and hotel listings that are updated three times a year. While practicing SEO, brand keywords are restricted.
Placing the link provided by Choice Hotels on your website is required. In addition, you can use several sites to participate in the affiliate program.
Organic Search Engine Optimization, PPC Search Engine, blogging, and forum postings are among the permitted promotion techniques.
The site has five languages – you can get information in English, French, German, Italian and Spanish.
Highest-paying hotel affiliate programs
Everyone wants to find the highest-paying hotel affiliate program. The idea is to compare the general conditions and find the best one. This may be difficult at first, as your profits may depend on many factors.
How to find the most profitable option
It is impossible to look at the rates and say, “This or that offer is the most profitable.” For example, Hotellook, which is available in Travelpayouts, offers a lower rate than some affiliate networks. However, Hotellook can win in the conversion. In the end, it is important to focus on what creates more profit in reality compared to what seems “more profitable” in appearance only.
Conversion rate (CR) is an indicator that displays the percentage of clicks converted to bookings. For example, if 27 bookings are made out of 1000 clicks, CR = 2.7%. In different networks, CR can be higher or lower. To find the highest-paying hotel affiliate network, consider not only how much you will get from the booking, but also how successfully those bookings are made. Getting 4.7% from 100 bookings is better than getting 5.5% from 70 bookings.
On the other hand, you can simply look at how much you earn per 1000 clicks, which is known as CPM. With this method, you can even compare different commission models – paying by clicks in SERP and paying for bookings (CPA).
In a real sense, you can find the best solution through practice. Nobody can tell you in advance which network will be most profitable in your case. Here is a model describing the process of choosing an affiliate network:
- Conduct A/B tests to find the best solution;
- Try to provide a service you would use yourself;
- Evaluate the number of available tools and provided languages, and imagine how you can use them.
Sometimes it’s not a question of money but of available technologies. For example, if you need a hotel affiliate White Label for your website, you can immediately eliminate some offers because not all hotel affiliate networks provide API or WL.
Better service or product is one that is easier to sell. For example, the Hotels.com and Agoda.com affiliate programs are related to services that allow people to simply book a hotel. Hotellook is a platform for finding the best hotel offers among a huge number of sources. This is definitely what your visitors want – to find the best hotel at the best price. Use Travelpayouts to give your audience the best service and to achieve the most profitable option.
Cooperate directly with hotels
This option suits those webmasters who dedicate themselves to a specific area of interest. In terms of customization, such scenarios tend to be much less flexible than the previously mentioned affiliate programs. It can also be argued that their revenue indicators are dubious, as there is no possibility of determining an average income. Direct cooperation can be regarded as a special case because it does not offer any opportunities to select a partner website.
The hotel affiliate program market maintains a wide range of offers. Partners of Travelpayouts have access to a large selection of tools and to a detailed knowledge base , enabling them to earn high commissions and receive fast support. Working with a network is beneficial because of the high conversion. This is achieved through a quality product for finding hotels, as well as a variety of flexible and configurable forms. To identify the best solution, you must try different options. You can start right now with Travelpayouts. Just go to the brands directory and choose the hotel affiliate program that best fits your project.
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