List of Travel Affiliate Programs For Travel Bloggers

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For me, traveling is freedom.

If you are a travel blogger, I give you a standing ovation. Being a digital nomad, I understand how tough it is to blog while traveling. I also know that it’s even tougher to monetize your travel blog.

There are many travel bloggers who often get sponsorship for traveling (like free trips with all expenses covered), but not everyone is so lucky at the beginning of their blogging career.

Travel blogging is a popular & profitable niche that can generate great amounts of revenue using various monetization methods.

Some of the most popular monetization methods are:

* Today I will be telling you about some of the top travel blog affiliate programs.

This is a one of a kind list of travel affiliate programs & I hope you make the most out of it.

If you are already well-versed in the art of affiliate marketing, then read on for the complete list of affiliate programs for travel blogs.

Best Travel Affiliate Programs to Quadruple Your Blog Income:

1. Booking.com Affiliate Program

Booking.com is a popular name in the travel industry.

They also have an affiliate partner program that is open for anyone with a blog/website, an app, or a travel agency. As long as you can offer the best choice of accommodations, this program is for you.

Highlights:

  • Free & easy sign-up process.
  • Offers search box, deep linking, and banner integration options.
  • They have an offer-based, commission split model.
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2. TripAdvisor Affiliate Program

When someone is planning a trip, they usually check out TripAdvisor for reviews, recommendations, and bookings.

Getting on this affiliate program will be valuable as you can source content from their website and link your readers back to the original content through your tracking link.

Highlights:

  • 50% commission.
  • Deep linking to over 500,000 cities & hotels.
  • Tiered commission structure.
  • Monthly payout.

Note: Tripadvisor program is available via CJ. You can get free Commission junction training here.

3. Agoda Affiliate Program

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With over a quarter million properties, Agoda definitely deserves to be in this mega list of travel blog affiliate programs.

Their in-house affiliate program is open for everyone to join (but it’s mandatory to have a website/blog).

The approval is a manual process & takes about 48-72 hours.

Highlights:

  • Up to 60% commission on margin.
  • Offers search box, text links & data feeds.
  • Use hotel power ads to increase your revenue by 3x.
  • Minimum payout $200.
  • Payout mode is direct bank transfer.

Note: Agoda’s affiliate program can also be joined using ShareASale.

4. Skyscanner Affiliate Program

Skyscanner is one website that I always use when checking the price of a flight.

If you have never used them, you should download their mobile app & I promise you won’t be disappointed.

For your travel blog, Skyscanner offers various options. The one that you might want to start with is the Travel Widget.

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You can use this widget in your sidebar or around the content where you are more likely to have users take an action. This widget will redirect them to the Skyscanner site.

If you want to take it to the next level, you can hire a developer & use the Skyscanner travel API to build your own search functionality on your website or mobile app.

Highlights:

  • Offers white-label solutions for offering flight searches on your website.
  • One of the most popular travel affiliate program APIs.
  • Flight booking widget for your sidebar.
  • One of the best & most detailed reference systems to help you get started.
  • Supports flight bookings, hotel bookings, and rental cars.

5. AirB&B Referral Program

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Referral programs & affiliate programs are two sides of the same coin.

In a referral program, instead of earning hard cash, you earn points (or other non-monetary value) which you can utilize to buy products on the same network.

Here is an infographic from Refferalcandy that explains the differences & similarities:

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AirB&B has a very popular referral program that helps you to earn decent “money” by referring other users.

You can earn up to $72 for every successful referral & a maximum of $5,000 USD travel credit per account.

Highlights:

  • Easy to share referral link as a user will also get AirB&B credits worth $18.
  • A well-known name in the travel industry.
  • Good for travel income.

Note: You might want to have a look at other popular apps (such as Lyft, Uber, HotelsTonight) which also offer referral programs.

6. ShareASale

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ShareASale is an affiliate marketplace where you can find top affiliate programs in any niche.

Many of the popular travel airlines, hotels, and services (such as Qatar Airways, Agoda, The Lalit Hotels, Riu Hotels, etc.) are available via ShareASale.

If you have never used ShareASale before, the navigation may be confusing at the beginning.

Highlights:

  • Payment via direct bank deposit.
  • Easier to reach minimum payout than in-house affiliate programs.
  • See the top performing affiliate programs in every niche.

7. Amazon Associates

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Whenever I research or compile an exclusive niche-based affiliate program list like this, it is always incomplete without Amazon’s affiliate program.

Amazon is the top destination for online buying. They have an amazing reputation and will help you earn great amounts of money in no time.

Once you join the Amazon Associates program, you can link to any of the products listed on Amazon & earn money across the entire site.

What’s really cool about the Amazon affiliate program is you will earn money whenever a referred user purchases any product from Amazon.  That is, it doesn’t just have to be the product you sent them to.

Highlights:

  • Highly reputed network.
  • Getting started is easy and you will find tons of guides & videos.
  • Numerous products related to travelers & traveling.
  • Higher commission as you start referring more users.

Tip: If you find it time-consuming to create links for individual products, you can use Viglink to make the process easier. You can learn more about Viglink here & join here.

Other popular travel website & services offering affiliate programs:

  • Hipmunk offers Network via ImpactRadius: Join here
  • Hyatt Hotels & Resorts via VigLink: Join here

If you have not joined any of the above-listed travel affiliate programs, then you should do that right now.

This list is currently up to date, but to make it complete, it requires your contribution!

Do let us know of any other popular affiliate programs for the travel niche that you would recommend to other travel bloggers. Make sure you use a link cloaking plugin to make your affiliate links user-friendly.

I look forward to reading your tips & insightful ideas in the comments section below.

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Authored By
A Blogger, Author and a speaker! Harsh Agrawal is recognized as a leader in digital marketing and FinTech space. Fountainhead of ShoutMeLoud, and a Speaker at ASW, Hero Mindmine, Inorbit, IBM, India blockchain summit. Also, an award-winning blogger.

67 thoughts on “List of Travel Affiliate Programs For Travel Bloggers”

  1. Aditya Vikram

    @Harsh
    Well Thanks For article, I did’t knew about these affiliate programs.
    currently i am using Google Adsense and Hostgator Affiliate Program in monetizing my blog .
    will use these affiliate too.

    Regards
    Aditya

  2. Very Nice article Harsh. I always follow your blog for better tips and information. Amazing place for online knowledge.

  3. Ranjodh Singh

    Thank you Mr Aggarwal
    thank you for sharing valuable travel related affiliate programs. i will update it on my coupon website.

  4. Harsh thanks for this post.
    I recently started a travel blog, although I am still building it. I have seen reasons to put much effort on it. I never knew there are affiliates programs for travel blogs. After fixing the blog, I will try them out. Currently, I am using only adsense on it.

  5. writerbuddha

    Your article is so good. Can anyone be a good travel blogger without travelling any place? Because if I regularly posting my travel blogs than it is not possible regular carry on travels. Have any idea without travels any particular place, I can review that place?

    1. Harsh Agrawal

      @Writerbuddha
      You can always create listicles that work great. However, you need to research for writing an outstanding listicle. I personally, like reading the content which is written from experience but there are exceptions.

  6. Hi Harsh, Great post and very informative. We are a lifestyle blogger mainly into travel and food.
    I have joined Amazon and CJ affiliate so far and I have been getting direct offers for paid and sponsored trips from India and Nepal.

    I dint know of the affiliates that you have mentioned here and will surely joined some of the above listed one.

    Thanks

    1. Harsh Agrawal

      @Lubuzine
      That’s good to hear & I believe in Lifestyle niche, you can take advantage of these travel affiliate programs too.

  7. That’s a great tips for make money from affiliate internet marketing in Travel and leisure niche. I have been using shareasale affiliate internet marketing platform and also found all of them as best place for numerous affiliate marketing businesses in any market. Although the personal life of travelling bloggers will be hectic, yet I think they are really living the awesome personal life many of us are thinking to live.

  8. Deepthy Menon

    Hai harsh

    I think affiliate marketing is the best way to earn money.Today i am using amazon affiliate and Flipkart to earn revenue.

  9. Tripadvisor site says earn money by sending quality traffic to our site. Does it work like Adsense (CPC) or does it work like if someone book something then I will get paid?

  10. Hi, thanks for this post and sharing such great affiliate programs with us..
    Affiliate marketing is one of the main online Earning source these days, and you have shared a treasure for those who are managing travel blogs…

    Thanks for sharing…

  11. Hi Harsh,
    Your article is very much effective for starting a travel blog. I am going to start a travel blog soon. Keep writing.
    Thanks

  12. Hi Harsh, Thats a great informative piece. A quick question: Do all affiliate programs transfer the money to a paypal account? what’s a seamless way to track all your affiliate programs and which money service do we use?

  13. Agoda.com is not good choice for becoming affiliate partner. I have agoda inventory placed on my website and regularly sending traffic but they dont show any traffic received. When i raise this with their support, they said they have issue. Even after months, they have not corrected it. I have reply from support admitting they have issue. I sent them screenshot of Google analytics event tracking where one can track link clicked via adding labels.

    It seems that they are doing it willfully so that affiliate do not come to exact conclusion and can defend. So i would say, they are not good choice for hotel booking affiliate.

  14. Mahesh Rangabhat

    Nice article @Harsh agarwal. But may I know,how to integrate all travel search boxes into one.My site is travelvigo.in & I am using blogger platform..so please let me know,how to do that.
    I already have most of the affiliates which you have mentioned above.

  15. Hey there, thanks for this great information. I am a new travel affiliate, not new to affiliate marketing but definitely new to travel. Hoping you can answer a couple of my other questions related to the topic. if not, thats okay too but you seem very knowledgeable.

    I’m using DoHop Affiliate for flights and their information state that not all vendors pay commissions so if I get a booking through that vendor I get nothing. Do you know what airlines they may be referring to as far as ones that do not pay commission?

    2nd question is that the starter site I have when someone does a search for lets say a hotel on my site it then redirects them to the outside site and then it looses all the information they typed in, dates, cities, etc. and they have to start over. is this normal?

  16. I just loved the compilation of programs for bloggers for travel. Bloggers might feel really good reading this. Hope to read it once again when i myself become one successful blogger.

  17. For a relatively new travel blog, what is better CPM or affiliate marketing? Which of the best 3 in each category would you suggest? And What should be the max no of brands we should work with in each category. Ads propeller does seem to have some issue. Despite removing the code from my website, the pop was still coming up until I got website cleaning done.

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