In Less Than Six Months, Site Builds Tremendous Network of Affiliates Able to Access Guaranteed Lowest Hotel Rates
On April 12, Rapid Choice Inc./Wirefree USA became the 10,000th affiliate, helping Travelscape.comTM become the first travel wholesaler to surpass the 10,000 affiliate milestone. With discounted rate contracts at over 1,400 hotels in 240 cities worldwide, Travelscape.com is able to offer guaranteed lowest prices and discounts of up to 70 percent off.
“The advantage of being a Travelscape.com affiliate is that I know that the visitors to my site who click over to Travelscape are getting the best travel deals available,” said Tony Economou, Travelscape.com affiliate member. “In turn, I can earn substantially more with each transaction due to Travelscape.com’s competitive pricing and product offering.”
Within the Travelscape.com Affiliate Network program, participating sites earned commissions of up to 5 percent on hotel sales and 2.5 percent on air and hotel package sales. Based on Travelscape.com’s average purchase, affiliates can earn $17.50 per transaction - more than 1000% higher than many other travel site affiliate programs. Additionally, Travelscape.com offers incentives above and beyond sales commissions and revenue sharing. For example, the company has an ongoing challenge for affiliates to generate the most sales between October 15, 1999 and December 31, 2000. The affiliate with the most sales during that time receives a Cadillac Seville; other top ten winners could receive vacation prizes to Hawaii, Las Vegas and the Caribbean.
“Our affiliates act as Travelscape ambassadors - they help spread the message of our travel values and drive additional business growth,” said Tim Poster, co-founder of Travelscape.com. “The fact that we’ve grown our program to 10,000 is a testament to our affiliates’ satisfaction and support.”
Getting to 10,000
Through the Affiliate Network, companies can use their own Web site or e-mail address to send people through their established link to Travelscape.com’s Web site (htttp://www.travelscape.com). Once a referred visitor arrives at Travelscape.com, the Web site will handle all reservations, billing, shipping and customer service. Travelscape.com tracks and manages the Affiliate Network through Be Free, the industry leader in online performance marketing. Be Free helps leading e-merchants such as Travelscape build and maintain their own branded online sales channels to drive traffic, increase sales and extend their brand reach.