Hotels Combined Affiliate program for Travel sites and Blogs

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I started my online career with a travel portal, after about 10 years in the internet industry and working across different online industries and niches I am of the view that travel and hospitality industry is one of the best poised industry to take advantage of the internet as an alternate channel of sales and distribution.

One such platform that is gaining importance in the online hospitality industry is the Hotels Combined Program

Hotels Combined Program is a unique search engine that travelers can use to find hotel availability and rates, it can also compare prices and offers from multiple hotels. It works as an aggregator that lists hotels and their rates. The search engine features over 200,000 hotels in over 20,000 destinations across 195 countries.

Hotels Combined Affiliate Program is an affiliate program for travel site and travel blogs. The commission rate for every lead is 70 % and their 12 month cookie ensures that you get paid for every lead that you send to their site.

Now, 70 % commission is one of the largest commission rates in the affiliate industry. You also get paid 70 % of the ad revenue everytime someone clicks an ad on their site.

The Hotels Combined Affiliate Program has options that make it easy for you to link to their site. There are plenty of options to start with like private branding, custom search boxes, general text links, deep text links, animated banners, static banners, XML data feed, CSV data feed, XML search API. Every method is highly customizable with sizes, colours and layouts to blend with your sites look and feel.

Some of the features of the Hotels Combined Affiliate Program are as below :

– Layout and theme : The Affiliate Program allows customization of everything on its page, including its theme and layout. You can change the look and feel of the pages to look like the pages of your site and therefore convert more users.

– Choose Suppliers :  You have the option to showcase hotel sites based on your choice and preference.You can choose not to showcase sites that have high rates and keep the sites that do.

– Private Branding : This option allows you to brand affiliate pages with your own logo and brand to increase user interaction, experience and site conversion. You can also replace their default advertisements with your own ad on the pages.

– API Customization : The API is the best feature of their Hotels Combined Affiliate Program. With the API function you can code everything into their site and your users don’t have to leave your pages. With the API function the limit is endless as you can do nearly anything with it, including make a fully new site that runs off their system, create pages and code into flash.

Join the Hotels Combined Affiliate Program

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  • Adviser travel.justluxe March 29, 2009, 7:38 pm

    There is strong need of more Hotels Combined Program like search engines. This will reduce the dependency of individual or occasional travelers upon the travel sites or the agents. Now, they would be able to get the first hand information before doing a good bargain.

  • Web Developer March 29, 2009, 7:47 pm

    Sites like these are great for travellers , we can also get the advantage of lower prices while booking online. I got a great deal for my Disney vacation online.

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    great tips for those wanna milk affiliate, hope they will benefit from it.

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  • Don@Long Beach Island March 30, 2009, 8:59 am

    Hi ZK. I have been trying to figure out if having a motel/hotel affiliate program on my travel site would be good. There are many programs out there and it seems really confusing – you can basically find good, bad, and indifferent posts and information about every one. The fact that you use this program and recommend it is a good start for me, as it suggest it is something good for me to at least check out.

    I wonder if you would be willing to share a bit if you have tried any other hotel affiliate programs and if you have, why you decided they were not good (I’m basically wondering if you have any advice about what to watch out for, in terms of “this is not a good deal.”)

    Thanks!

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    • ZK@Internet Marketing Blog March 30, 2009, 1:51 pm

      Hi Don,

      You should choose affiliate programs based on destinations in the travel industry. The decision would be based on the destinations you are targeting, I’ve used worldres.net for booking European hotels, if you are targeting European destinations you should check it out.

      For Indian desitiantion check out resnetindia.com , US and Canada check out Hotels.com , Asiarooms.com and Asiahotels.com is good for South Asian destinations. Asiarooms.com also has good deals for Australia and New Zealand hotels

      I would check the reputation of the consolidator and the number of hotels on the site.

      ZKs last blog post..Hotels Combined Affiliate program for Travel sites and Blogs

  • mona lee March 30, 2009, 3:22 pm

    HI!
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  • Don@Long Beach Island March 30, 2009, 3:59 pm

    Strictly US for me but that is interesting that different locations around the globe have different best programs.

    I guess I am a bit confused though now…..there must be some distinction you are making between what hotels.com offers versus hotelscombined.com

    Are these not both potentially good programs that fill the same need, i.e. are providers of hotel reservations that I can feature on my site?

    Sorry about all the questions!

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    • ZK@Internet Marketing Blog March 31, 2009, 3:42 pm

      Both of the sites hotels.com and hotelscombined.com are good programs, the room rates would be different depending on the best deal that they get from the hotels. You ll have to make a decision for your site based on this aspect.

      ZKs last blog post..Hotels Combined Affiliate program for Travel sites and Blogs

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    you have raised good points here for individual travellers to use sites like hotels.com and hotels combined for booking vacations .

  • First $100 March 31, 2009, 12:27 pm

    This post will really help trippers or traveler to flex lesser time searching for the proper site or hotels to go. Now they can have more fun rather than worrying. Thanks for the info and keep it up.

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    The amalgamation of such portals will provide the broader prospect to the hotel industry and it adjacent allied streams.

  • Ann @ Work From Home April 3, 2009, 1:54 am

    Wow, 70% is really a high payout, thanks for letting us know ZK

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    I will start my online career with a travel portal anyone can give me suggestion thanks in advance

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    An alternate channel of sales and distribution for hotel business.

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    wow… 70% is a massive amount to earn, but then again, a holiday is a very large purchase which must be thought about for quite some tine – the 12 month cookie is therefore excellent and should be taken advantage of!

  • M Brand@Phuket Hotels Holiday May 30, 2009, 6:56 pm

    Do you maybe have some SEO tips or e-marketing tips for a hotel in Thailand?

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  • Free Icons June 1, 2009, 5:47 am

    Web Marketing is becoming a big channel of distribution for the Hotel industry, this is a good post thanks

  • London Hotels June 24, 2009, 11:11 pm

    Online travel is a big segment and works well in terms of online purchase of hotels , holiday packages and flight tickets. Thanks for the link to the affiliate site

  • Randy@how to get backlinks July 4, 2009, 9:20 am

    I checked out this site and it seems like a good alternative for folks looking to get some deals on travel and hotels.Their affiliate program is also worth taking a look.thanks ZK

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    well,nice blog and nice affiliate program.I will surely consider using it for my sites

  • sabby@Travel to Xian July 17, 2009, 11:30 pm

    this is pretty much useful for me for affiliate program point of view. it’d be great. thanks . its helpful. keep it up.

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    This will reduce the dependency of individual or occasional travelers upon the travel sites or the agents. Now, they would be able to get the first hand information before doing a good bargain.

  • Aditya@ backpacking Sydney August 17, 2009, 4:05 pm

    Hi,
    Very nice post. I really enjoy the reading. The online booking of hotel are increasing so it is great opportunity online travel.
    thanks for sharing

  • aditya@Yangtze River Cruise August 20, 2009, 2:48 pm

    Hi,
    I have a travel website for China. In the current time there are lot of opportunity in the online travel industry.
    Thanks for sharing.

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    I am going to use this travel affiliate programs also on my blog 🙂 thnx for tips
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    i am looking for any good travel affiliate program. thanks you for this tips .. 🙂
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  • Quick Sale September 18, 2009, 4:34 am

    Great post, this will great to encourage the hotel industry!

  • Dave September 29, 2009, 11:58 pm

    Do you have a website to show that you have built around hotelscombined.
    Thanks!

  • Kathy@Luggage Repair Parts October 6, 2009, 11:09 pm

    I’m in the processing of starting a travel blog site and was considering doing some sort of affiliate program as well. Your post has given me some good points to consider.
    .-= Kathy@Luggage Repair Parts´s last blog ..Samsonite Luggage Repair =-.

  • Best affiliate programs October 7, 2009, 12:44 am

    these types of affiliate programs are very new to me, thanks for the great article! would surely look into it 🙂
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  • Snow accommodation October 9, 2009, 4:05 am

    Online travel is a big part and works well in online purchase of hotels,holiday packages and flight tickets. Thanks for providing the link to the affiliate site.

  • Anton October 22, 2009, 6:23 pm

    I tried booking a last minute hotel room in macau and it worked perfectly giving me even cheaper rates than your traditional travel agent who was charging additional 20% more for the room!
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  • monika@sydney backpackers October 31, 2009, 6:17 am

    THIS IS VERY USEFUL INFORMATION FOR ME FROM AFFILIATE PROGRAM POINT OF VIEW REALLY A GOOD NEWS THANKS FOR SHARING THIS.KEEP IT UP.
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  • 22 carry on October 31, 2009, 5:27 pm

    As we do quite a bit of traveling, a traveling-oriented website has always been in the back of our mind. Finding an effective way to uniquely monetize such as site has been challenging. We’ll look into this program.

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  • Milan Hotels November 3, 2009, 1:00 pm

    It is right that travel and hospitality industry is the place to take advantage of and now there are lots of websites which are giving information about the cheap accommodation and all other stuff. So traveling has now become very fast and convenient.

  • Tanmay@backpacking Sydney November 5, 2009, 5:12 pm

    good work…unique site and interesting too… keep it up…looking forward for more updates.

  • ANSH@backpacking Sydney November 6, 2009, 1:23 am

    I am glad to know about the Hotels Combined Program, it is very beneficial for the hotel industry because hotel are reserved online so it is very necessary to index your hotel site top of the SERP.
    .-= ANSH@backpacking Sydney´s last blog ..Sydney Summer the Festival season =-.

  • Max@All-Inclusive Cruises November 8, 2009, 8:55 am

    Do you have any info on how to use their API? I bet that if you did an ebook over that, you’d be able to gather a lot of new affiliates (including me) through your link and make money from their SEO efforts. Just a thought!

    Best,
    Max
    .-= Max@All-Inclusive Cruises´s last blog ..All Inclusive Cruises =-.

  • monikaSEO@sydney backpackers November 12, 2009, 5:47 am

    really a great news.hotel combined program sounds great very useful too.it is very helpful to those who are involved in online business of hotels.thanks for sharing your knowledge.

  • TigerTom@Affiliate Internet Marketing November 13, 2009, 2:31 pm

    I think a key thing is choosing good quality products to promote.
    A lot of products on the smaller affiliate networks you wouldn’t buy yourself or recommend to friends, ever.

  • discount thailand hotels November 14, 2009, 2:45 pm

    thx, i do it too but no customer yet
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  • THE ROCK@backpackers sydney November 20, 2009, 9:25 am

    Hotel sites are very common in the public because now a days people are using mainly internet so that it is very essential to keep a good site on the internet. That’s why we are watching lots of travailing sites on the internet. Anyways keep it up and keep continue.
    .-= THE ROCK@backpackers sydney´s last blog ..Sydney Summer the Festival season =-.

  • THE ROCK@hostel Sydney November 25, 2009, 3:00 am

    People often want to go vacations but here they want only quality services so that they try to prefer 5 star hotels. I have seen so many peoples who have reserved their room in advance through online service. Now a days there are lots of sites are available on the internet which gives us the information about the traveling and vacation destination. Anyways keep it up and keep continue.
    .-= THE ROCK@hostel Sydney´s last blog ..Sydney Summer the Festival season =-.

  • Brandy Thompson November 25, 2009, 3:09 am

    having an affiliate program was a good business too. Many people are earning more in affiliate programming. Some people concentrating on this subject because of the big income.

  • whitney@Playing Guitar November 28, 2009, 8:41 am

    Affiliate programs for travel and blog sites are good. Why? So they can promote easily about their affiliate programs through their own sites.

  • pen December 1, 2009, 8:20 am

    Pattaya, Thailand is a famous tourist destination for those who would want to experience a relaxing vacation and for those who seek a unique night life experience. They offer a lot of activities and entertainment for every vacationer and backpacker. They have bars, museums, sports, water sports, cabaret shows and of course they have great sea food. It is located 90 miles southeast of Bangkok, Thailand’s capital and it has some of the most beautiful beaches and guesthouses; which however are usually jam packed and because there are so many, it is tough to choose the right hotel for your needs.
    .-= pen´s last blog ..Hatyai Rama Hotel =-.

  • ANSH@Jindabyne accommodation December 2, 2009, 11:47 am

    This is really such a nice offer for all the travel sites and blog because here they can earn lots of money online. Anyways keep it up and keep continue.

  • THE ROCK@port douglas resort December 3, 2009, 1:38 pm

    Well i think now a days hotel sites are very popular in the public so that all these offers are available for those websites. I like traveling and their websites also because they gives us lots of knowledge of new places.

  • Bali Accommodation December 5, 2009, 12:20 am

    This sounds like a good affiliate program to be a part of. Accommodation is much researched and sought after online. Trying to find the best value for money in the best areas can mean a big saving in costs and more money for other things. but you shouldn’t have to give up comfort and cleanliness just to get a cheaper price either. Be careful and check out other places for reviews other than the actual accommodation site. Talk to others who have traveled and try to identify a common thread in the various accommodation opportunities available.

  • sam@MBA tours December 7, 2009, 4:30 am

    Affiliate programs are good .affiliate programs for travel blog or sites are wonderful..

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  • Adam @ Niche Blueprint Two December 20, 2009, 3:31 pm

    I think one of the important things to consider is to choose a really good affiliate program. if you get one that is willing to provide a lot of tools and personal help, chances are they look after their affiliates.
    .-= Adam @ Niche Blueprint Two´s last blog ..Who is Steven Clayton? =-.

  • Gabor December 23, 2009, 1:06 pm

    HotelsCombined suspended my account and denied the payment of commission.

    Never try it again.

    Joining Booking.com and HRS.com directly are better affiliate plans.

    You got more money and they are reliable and trasparent.
    .-= Gabor´s last blog ..Kolozsvár =-.

    • ZK December 23, 2009, 10:13 pm

      That’s strange unless you violated the affiliate policy rules , can you share with us more details on this..we can take up the case with them.

      • Gabor February 25, 2010, 8:42 am

        My affiliate account generated some bookings so they activated my account again. It works so I am generating some traffic to them again.
        .-= Gabor´s last blog ..Portoroz =-.

  • backpackers sydney January 1, 2010, 4:55 pm

    Hi,
    I think now a days most of the people have their own sites so that it is very important to make a business websites. There are lots of traveling and the hotels websites on the internet. Anyways keep it up and keep continue.
    .-= backpackers sydney´s last blog ..Sydney Summer the Festival season =-.

  • Tiara@Accommodation jindabyne nsw January 2, 2010, 1:43 pm

    Hi,
    I think Hotels Combined Affiliate program is a nice thing to make money online because today we can see lots of things and websites on the internet. So that taking interest in this field is a nice thing. Anyways keep it up and keep continue with your valuable thoughts.

  • Nansi@sydney backpackers January 6, 2010, 3:03 pm

    Hi,
    I think Hotels Combined Affiliate program are getting very popular these days and i think this is really a great thing for the internet users. I have seen so many people who are taking the benefits from these plans. Anyways keep it up and keep continue with your valuable thoughts.
    .-= Nansi@sydney backpackers´s last blog ..Sydney Summer the Festival season =-.

  • jinnie@Accommodation snowy mountains nsw January 7, 2010, 2:29 am

    sounds great really very beneficial to hotels .really it is good to know about this news.thanks.

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  • Ali @ Auto Content Cash January 24, 2010, 3:57 am

    This sounds like a great way for hotels to go really. They effectively pay for customers via affiliate marketing if I understand correctly…
    .-= Ali @ Auto Content Cash´s last blog ..About Us =-.

  • Students China Study Tour January 27, 2010, 6:34 pm

    affiliate is one of best way to earn online. It’s great way to support the earning of my travel related website.
    Thanks for the tips.

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    How To Make money with affiliate programs Today. Affiliate marketing is the easier and probably the most effective method to make money from the internet. It is basically, a kind of selling technique where potential buyers from your website are directed to the websites of sellers. For every click, the website owner gets a small commission.

  • Joel @ Luigi Costume February 2, 2010, 4:05 pm

    I guess it was always jyst a matter of time until hotels jumped on the band wagon of social/internet marketing…good on them – its a great chacne for them to get an advantage for sure!
    .-= Joel @ Luigi Costume´s last blog ..About Us =-.

  • sarika@Port Douglas budget accommodation February 11, 2010, 4:33 pm

    i think making online reservation of hotels really help us and save our considerable time and money since this may avoid inconvenience of hotels unavailability.

  • Billy @ Instant Money Code March 3, 2010, 4:34 pm

    Wow, seems like a lot of accommodation related sites are making comments here! Good on them 🙂 I think affiliate offers will continue to grow and grow – they really are win-win for both parties in the end.
    .-= Billy @ Instant Money Code´s last blog ..About Me =-.

  • THIWA March 7, 2010, 2:20 am

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  • Rakhi to India March 29, 2010, 12:56 pm

    Thanks for this nice post, travelling is really a big segment

  • Chris@Hotels in Belfast Northern Ireland April 21, 2010, 7:13 am

    I too am using clickbank and at long last am starting to make a bit of money doing it. I think affiliate marketing in travle can only grow as the whole web marketing thing continues to grow.

  • A1 web directory May 10, 2010, 7:06 am

    I found hotelscombined.com awesome and I am keenly interested in the affiliate program.

  • hotel-deals May 26, 2010, 3:55 am

    the really nice part is their cookie lives one year,it will bring lots sales back

  • Halloween Super Affiliate Bonus June 7, 2010, 6:51 am

    This looks like a really interesting niche and affiliate program. Thanks for the information. I assume its pretty competitive but there is always room for the small guy – especially if you decide to target smaller tourist locations and hotels.

  • Sean75 June 17, 2010, 1:36 am

    There’s a new OTA in town: http://www.PhuketBooknow.com
    They’re specializing in Hotels in and around Phuket.
    We’ll see if they will be part of the Hotels Combined Meta search engine.

  • Hotel affiliate July 6, 2010, 9:05 am

    I used to use HotelsCombined program but did not like the CPC revenue model – a few pence here and there was no good and revenues were low. I switched to sletoh.com, a much smaller site with only 75,000 hotels in Europe compared to HC’s worldwide 250,000+ but they pay CPA and I only needed European hotels. I earn more so I am happy 🙂

  • Traverse City Hotels August 17, 2010, 12:51 pm

    This a great program and I started making money right off the bat. They do not offer a program for signing up new affliates. But this allows them to offer more commision anyways. Best affliate program I have work with.