Summary

Hotels.com is a leading provider of hotel accommodation worldwide, offering reservation services through its own network of localised websites. There are over 365,000 hotels available in more than 16,000 destinations.

Primary Region

United Kingdom

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Hotels.com UK Affiliate Programme

About Hotels.com

Hotels.com is a leading provider of hotel accommodation worldwide, offering reservation services through its own network of localised websites. The site is available in 35+ languages and offers over 365,000 hotels worldwide from independent and major chain hotels as well as self-catering to B&Bs in more than 16,000 destinations.

 

Affiliate Programme and Commissions

The Hotels.com Affiliates program targets sites that want to leverage the Hotels.com brand to monetise traffic. As an affiliate partner, you will need to link your sites to our hotels offer, pages and promotions. You will earn commissions for each booking your customers make. With our competitive commission-based business model, the Hotels.com affiliate team will help you optimise your revenue and integrate our tools in your site. Please note that Hotels.com only pay commissions out on net value.

 

Hotels.com Affiliate programme offer CPA commissions from 6% to 8% on all sales booked.

Benefits to joining the Hotels.com Affiliate Programme

• Strong brand, Best availability and competitive rates for every destination and every wallet
• No added fees (booking fees, administration fees, cancellation fees)
• Increasing conversion rates and optimisation tips.
• Flexible technology tools and product feed solutions
• Great account management team for customised advice
• Dynamic Communication and Promotion Updates
• Variety in graphic elements (Banners, textlinks and search banners)
• Deep link generator and Deal Widget available
• 30-day cookie time
• Vouchers for affiliates

 

Welcome Rewards Overview:

  • A loyalty scheme that benefits both the leisure and business traveller
  • Book 10 nights through hotels.com (either as one booking or multiple) and get one night free!
  • Essentially then equates to a 10% saving and No blackout dates, No points to collect.

 

How It Works:

  • Sign up for a hotels.com account and enrol for Welcome Rewards™ by clicking HERE
  • Sign in to your account BEFORE you book a property at hotels.com.
  • Credits towards a free* night are automatically added to your account after you complete your stay.
  • After accumulating a total of 10 nights at one or more partner hotels, you'll automatically be awarded a free* night at one of our partner properties. Maximum value of your free* night is the average rate of your ten nights.
  • You can choose to use your free* night for a higher rate room if you pay the difference.
  • Simply log into your account before making a booking, and you will be given the option to use your free* night.

 

Benefits for the customer:

  • Rewards clients to continually book via hotels.com
  • Additional benefit on top of the great deals and price match guarantee
  • Regular business travellers can then redeem their free nights for leisure travel

 

Link:

For information about the scheme online please click here: http://www.hotels.com/customer_care/pillar/welcomerewards.html

 

Publisher Restrictions

Please note Hotels.com do not work with publishers promoting via a toolbar. We also can refuse to pay commission on any codes which are not sent via the affiliate programme.

 

Vouchercode usage and commissions:
When a voucher code is used the following commission rates apply, the commission will be amended in the system to reflect the below rates – this is separate to the standard rates set up in the system for all other sales.

Vouchercode sites: 3%
Cashback sites: 0%
All other publisher types: normal commission rates

The above does not apply to vouchers starting with GWC – these are good will vouchers for the customer and a standard commission will be awarded.

Please note vouchers starting with EML should not be promoted in any way on site, these are CRM codes and not for wider usage.

 

Feeds:
Feeds are available directly from hotels.com via a SFTP access, please email your AM with the name, email address and site name of the contact that needs access and your AM will arrange access to the feed. Please note you can also email to again access to the widgets in the same way.

 

For any questions please contact: uk-hotelscom@awin.com