List of the 5 Best Hotels Affiliate Programs

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1 Travelpayouts 1% - 12.5%. 5% 2-tier commission.
Travelpayouts

This is a nice and modern advanced, but easy to use, affiliate network with lots of possibilities and decent commissions including a good 2-tier program.

White label settings
White label settings

If you have a business, holiday, or travel-related traffic, or want to get it, you can use this affiliate program to easily create your own branded flights and hotel search engine.

Besides white labeling, Travelpayouts offer a lot of useful and modern stylish marketing tools including flights and/or hotel search widgets, hotel map, which both can be integrated with your white label site if you would prefer that. Other marketing tools include a WordPress plugin and much more.

You can also promote a lot of top travel affiliate programs with the network part of Travelpayouts.

Currently, there are over 80 affiliate programs part of the network, including Booking.com, TripAdvisor, Hotels.com, GetYourGuide, RentalCars, and Expedia.

There are currently 19 hotel and accommodation-related affiliate programs at this network. This includes top brands like Tripadvisor (The world’s largest travel site), Hostelworld (Hostel-focused online booking platform with 36,000 properties in over 179 countries), HomeAway UK (All kinds of vacation homes with HomeAway's database of 2M rentals), and Hotels.com (Worldwide hotel accommodations, available in over 35 languages, and offering over 800,000 hotels).

2 Awin Wide range of commission rates. $30 2-tier commission.

Advertiser directory
Advertiser directory

They have an amazing directory under “Publisher > Advertiser Directory” on the top menu. The directory features all the advertisers / affiliate programs part of the network, and anyone can browse it without logging in. Make sure you set your preferred location by clicking on the flag icon at the top right of their site to show the correct programs for your GEO.

Currently, you’ll find 975 clothing related programs, 700 travel related, 561 health & beauty related, 31 dating related, and much more!

I really like that this network has a 2-tier program, even though it does not pay recurring commissions.

Awin has a neat function for finding high paying affiliate programs. You can sort the list of programs part of the network (after applying relevant filters like GEO and category) by EPC. This will show the highest paying affiliate programs when averaging out what affiliates are able to earn on each click they send the advertiser.

Some of the best paying offers at this time are related to real estate. This is when filtering by US offers. Note that you need to set a GEO or else the list will be made up of different currencies that will mess up the sorting.

Blueground is a website for fully furnished and serviced premium apartments and has a $5.95 EPC at Awin. It is a new program so numbers might change soon though.

Top Villas has been a part of the network much longer and has an average EPC of $3.19 with its global luxury villa renting service. They pay affiliates a 5% or 10% revenue share. Considering how much these villas cost to rent you can earn a lot by sending them business!

The category for Hotels features over 340 affiliate programs available for promotion in Europe. By entering the word "hotel" in the search box you can filter out a lot of non-hotel programs that show up in this category. You'll find the affiliate programs for Otels.com which is a booking service for over 250,000 hotels with a 7% commission rate, for QHotels which pays 6%, ebookers which pays up to 12%, and Trip.com which pays up to 6.5%. For the US, there are about 30 hotel affiliate programs here. For other GEOs, there are just a handful of programs here.

3 Sovrn //Commerce Wide range of commission rates.

VigLink has changed its name to Sovrn //Commerce. They’re still using the viglink.com domain name though.

I really like that this network has so many world-leading brands part of it. Unfortunately, I think they’ve discontinued their 2-tier commission structure.

You’ll find many of the absolute top fashion brands here like H&M, Victoria’s Secret, and GAP.

Merchant explorer
Network offers

It is simply amazing how many brands and companies are part of this network. It can be a bit of a daunting task, however, to browse and find the best offers, due to a lack of information about each program on the merchant browse and search pages.

However, you won’t need to browse their offers at all as this network has three features and tools that will help you out. One is a unique affiliate linking script. It can automatically add relevant affiliate links to the existing content on your blogs and websites.

The second is called “Anywhere” and is accessible within the affiliate dashboard. It lets you paste URLs to product pages on the actual e-commerce stores part of the network and turn those into monetized affiliate links. Note though that you need to have program approval for each store in advance.

The third option is available on the “Anywhere” page and is a bookmarklet. You need to have your bookmark bar showing in your browser and just drag that button to add a new bookmark. Then you can click on that bookmark, while browsing stores participating with VigLink, to create monetized affiliate links that point to that page you are browsing.

If you want to check out this network yourself you can join the network easily with two clicks to connect your login with your Google account. You can also register without a Google account.

4 vCommission Wide range of commission rates. 5% 2-tier revenue share for gambling offers.

vCommission is India’s largest affiliate network, boasting more than 18,000 publishers, 500 merchants and have been in business for more than 10 years.

They’ve got lots of gambling offers for Indian traffic, as well as for EU, UK, US, and Scandinavian traffic. Several casino sites paying $150 CPA.

You’ll also find an assortment of other offers here, including for some of the largest brands in the world like Amazon.in, GoDaddy, Dominos and AliExpress.

Once you sign up, you access an intuitive dashboard that allows you to search for offers based on keywords and or predetermined filters such as country, vertical, and category.

Filtering by vertical seems to be not working at the moment. The category filter seems to miss out some offers, so I would suggest to just browse all of their offers manually without setting filters. It’s just about 200 offers, so that should not be a problem.

Marketing tools include APIs, Pixels/Postbacks, Deeplinking Tool, Smartlinks, and Coupons and more.

I really like that the vCommission affiliate network has a mobile app for both Android and iOS, so you can keep track of your performance on the go. I am also excited about their 2-tier referral program that pays 5% commissions. It does only pay for referred gambling sales though.

5 TradeTracker Wide range of commission rates.

This affiliate network is available with branches for many countries in different languages. Their primary markets though are the UK and the EU. You can find affiliate programs for many niches, including online shops, fashion and jewelry, travel, trading, gambling, and much more.

The UK part of the network has a massive selection of travel-related offers including from famous brands like Momondo and Trivago.

Browse UK offers
UK network offers

A lot of the most popular brands in Europe are part of this network, and you can advertise the ones that are available in your country.

The affiliate network is translated into a lot of different languages, giving it a local feel and making it easy and convenient to use.

They offer an excellent section on their website that lets everyone browse their current offers part of the network before joining. Browse by category or search for your favorite brands.