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Best hotel affiliate programs to earn big money

Updated on August 12, 2017

Best hotel affiliate programs to earn big money

The global tourism industry grows in size each year and so are the opportunities for making money. The global tourism industry is estimated to be worth $7.6 trillion in 2016. Hotel affiliate programs are an excellent tool for making money from the travel and tourism industry. Hotel affiliate programs are similar to marketing affiliate programs like Google Adsense. Hotel affiliate programs enable you to become affiliate partners and make money.

Hotel affiliate programs will offer you commission from each confirmed booking a customer makes through your affiliate link. Commissions typically range from 20% to 60% based on the particular company.

Best ways to earn money from Hotel affiliate programs

  • Create a website/blog with unique and interesting content. As there are already many travel websites, you may be lost in the crowd. The more traffic your website generates, the more opportunities you get for making money. People who are willing to travel will look for information and recommendations. If they buy your recommendation, you will get a commission
  • Concentrate on niche topics. For example, you could dedicate your website to a certain form of tourism or certain area- Eco tourism, Mountain trekking etc. This will attract more visitors to your website
  • Constantly update your website and provide updates on new travel offers and discounts. This will attract customers.
  • You can market travel products such as luggage, accessories, apparel, outdoor/adventure gadgets etc. Commissions are paid on these products as well

Following are the best Hotel affiliate programs


Expedia is perhaps the world’s leading travel brand. Their network is huge going by the fact they get more than 60 million visitors per month. They have 260,000 bookable properties and 400 bookable airlines. Their affiliate program offers good commissions- as high as 50%


Tripadvisor is one of the world’s largest travel brands. They provide as many as 5,000,000 hotels to compare. They offer up to 50% commission. They offer a variety of advertising options like banners, widgets, logos etc. The average pay rate is $0.15 to $0.75 per click.

They provide access to over 220,000 properties in over 70 countries. You can earn 5.5% on each completed customer stay.

Travel payouts

They offer $20 to $40 per transaction and they offer revenue share up to 80%, depending on the value of each sale is one of the largest travel networks in the world, guiding visitors to over 1 million places across the world. They offer affiliate partner memberships to anyone having a website or App. Travel agencies can also join their affiliate program. Their commission rate is tiered and the lowest commission rate is 25% and goes up to 40%


Agoda boasts of more than 1,550,500 properties. They offer up to 60% commission. Minimum payout is $200


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