18th Oct 1999

Who says you need to work directly for a company to earn its perks?, the leading online wholesale travel planning and reservation service, today announced the launch of an aggressive Affiliate Network program that allows consumers to become “virtual” travel agents.
Through’s Affiliate Network, consumers can use their own Web site or e-mail address to send people through their established link to’s Web site ( Once a referred customer arrives at, the company will handle all reservations, billing, shipping and customer service. To join’s Affiliate Network, simply visit a special section of the company’s Web site.

To commemorate the launch of its Affiliate Network, is awarding a new Cadillac to the affiliate who generates the most sales from January 1, 2000 to December 31, 2000. Great travel prizes are also available for the top 10 affiliates, including a trip for two for seven nights to Hawaii or the Caribbean (four prizes to be awarded) for second place, and a trip for two for five nights to Las Vegas (five prizes to be awarded) for third.

“At, we believe our customers are also our best ambassadors,” said Erick Rodriguez,’s executive vice president of product development. “Through the Affiliate Network, we are able to reward them for their continued support, while empowering them to promote by leveraging the Internet’s burgeoning role as a vital business tool.”’s Affiliate Network allows consumers to earn commissions of up to 5 percent on hotel sales and 2.5 percent on air and hotel package sales to hundreds of exciting destinations, including New York, San Francisco, London and Paris. Based on’s average purchase, consumers could earn $17.50 per transaction - competitors with similar affiliate programs pay as little as $1 per transaction.




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