Summary

Travelzoo is the UK's Top Travel and Entertainment deals provider. We publish engaging Travel, Entertainment and Local Deals at up to 50% off

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United Kingdom

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Travelzoo Affiliate Programme

Overview:
Travelzoo is the UK's leading travel, entertainment and local deals provider. Founded in 1998, we have 28 million members worldwide and 25 offices around the world. Our standard of excellence has helped us become a trusted provider of Travel, Entertainment and Local deals.

A Brand you can Trust:
•    Best Travel Deals Provider 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 at the British Travel Awards
•    One of the 50 top travel websites -- The Times 
•    Best website for holiday deals -- Daily Mail
•    Publishing travel and entertainment deals since 1998
•    Publicly traded on NASDAQ
•    28 million members worldwide, 4 million UK members

Quality Promise:
Travelzoo only publish unbeatable deals that we would book ourselves. Every week our Deal Experts and Test Booking Centre (who mystery shop our deals) spend hundreds of hours researching, testing, and evaluating deals to ensure that they are the best on the market.

Content:
Travelzoo deals regularly include a 40-50% saving and a 99% Feefo Service score, the highest in the travel industry. Our high publishing standards mean we work with venues that have a hook (Michelin-Rated, accolades, celebrity-endorsed, media coverage) and we ensure clients don't compromise on the experience. Local deals are purchased as a voucher for customers to redeem directly with the venue and hotels can be booked on our hotel booking platform, hotel bookings can be made directly on our platform.

Commissions:

Local Deals:
We offer a commission of 8%* on the basket value to affiliates for our getaways, dining, spa and activity deals under our Local Deals section (excluding ticketing events such as concerts/theatre found under direct purchase ''Entertainment'' deals). We don't operate a phone booking policy.

Hotels Deals:
We offer a commission of 8%* on the booking value to affiliates for our Hotel Deals. Each deal is researched and published independently on our booking platform and have limited availability. Please see an example of a hotel deal here. Unlike the Every Day Hotel Rates the URL is as follows: http://www.travelzoo.com/uk/hotel-booking/hotel/[HotelID]

Every Day Hotel Rates:
We offer a commission of 5% on the booking value to affiliates for our Every Day Hotel Rates. These bookings are made on our hotel booking platform and are available all year round with extra perks for Travelzoo members. Please see an example of a hotel deal here. Unlike the Hotel Deals the URL is as follows: http://www.travelzoo.com/uk/hotel-booking/[HotelID]  

*Excluding cash back sites which are offered 5% commission across all products.

Content Feed:
Our RSS feed only contains deals on which Travelzoo pay commission on and is dynamically updated.

Service Offering:
•    You will be able to talk to and deal with Travelzoo directly
•    Travelzoo will help curate deals so that you're offering the best match for your audience
•    Any changes to the program or feed will be communicated as far in advance as possible 

PROGRAM TERMS

By becoming an affiliate of Travelzoo (Europe) Ltd, you (''Affiliate'') agree to the below:

Affiliate Sites:
Travelzoo will only work with sites that are deemed brand friendly and those that abide by the guidelines set forth by the IAB and ASA. Sites that contain, promote or are associated with any of the following are not considered brand friendly:

•    Gambling or contraband
•    Explicit adult content or foul language
•    Strong political views or expressed opinions
•    Discriminatory material (on topics such as (but not restricted to) religion, gender, race, age, nationality)
•    Illegal material or violence

Overall proposition:
Affiliate will promote Travelzoo local deals, getaways and hotels (“Affiliate Offers”) provided to Affiliate through the Travelzoo feed (or curated). Affiliate will publish and promote Affiliate Offers on Affiliate’s website(s) and Affiliate’s email distributions (“Web Properties”). Traffic will be passed back to http://www.travelzoo.com/uk/ to transact. Travelzoo will only pay commissions on deals where the transaction occurs on http://www.travelzoo.com/uk/ under the Local Deals section or on the Hotel Booking Platform (excludes deals marked as Direct Purchases such as ticketing events (these fall under Entertainment)). The Travelzoo feed will only include deals on which Travelzoo pay commission.

Responsibilities:
Travelzoo will be responsible for Affiliate Offers and Travelzoo feed technology. Affiliate will be responsible for Web Properties and traffic driving efforts.

Commercials & Payment:
Transactions will be validated after the 28-day validation period for sales that are not within our standard 2-week cancellation period. Travelzoo reserves the right to reverse commissions if necessary. Refunded, timed out or unsuccessful transactions will not be paid. Travelzoo currently has four commission groups:

  • Hotel deals: 10% New Customers, 2% Existing Customers
  • Getaways (voucher deals that include accommodation):  10% New Customers, 2% Existing Customers
  • Local deals (voucher deals for restaurants, spa and activity deals): 10% New Customers, 2% Existing Customers
  • Cash back sites: 6% New Customers, 2% Existing Customers
  • Hotel Every Day Rates (non-deal hotel bookings) 5%

The above commission groups are only for deals that appear under the relevant sections. Travelzoo will not pay out on deals where the transaction does not occur on Travelzoo, such as for entertainment or ticketing deals or holidays.

Paid Search Activity & Cookies:
The below terms and examples are representative of the restrictions imposed on our trademark across paid activity across any ad platform (e.g. search, social media etc). Similar words/phrases, derivatives and differing terminology of the below are considered as breaches of our trademark. 

You must not do the following (unless you have our prior written consent):

•    Force cookies on to users in any form, for example (but not limited to): pop-ups, pop-unders or iframes - Travelzoo will not pay out on forced clicks
•    Bid on any of our trademarked words, extended brand words or misspellings (negative tagging on broad match is encouraged), for example (but not limited to): Travelzoo, travelzoo.com, travel zoo, Travelzoo uk, Travelzoo top 20, zoo travel, Travelzoo deals
•    Direct link from paid search activity to the Travelzoo website
•    Use Travelzoo or  any wording that is suggestive of any of our trademarks within any paid activity (be it in the display URL or -text copy)

Affiliates found to be doing this will have commissions put on hold or cancelled until the changes have been made. Repeat offenders will be removed from the program.

Merchants and Advertisers:
All communications and enquiries with Affiliates and Advertiser related to these terms shall be made by Affiliate through Travelzoo, and Affiliate agrees not to communicate directly or indirectly with other Affiliates and other Advertisers relating to these terms.

Content and Brand Integrity:
Affiliate will not change the fundamental attributes of offers, including (but not limited to) price, experience, merchant, offer period, and redemption period. Travelzoo reserves the right to remove offers from our feed at any moment’s notice. Affiliate should not try to include offers that have been removed from the feed manually (unless Affiliate has prior written consent from Travelzoo). Any descriptive copy about Travelzoo needs to be checked by Travelzoo in advance. This also applies for creatives. Any solus newsletters need to be viewed by Travelzoo in advance to check.

Confidentiality:
Neither party will disclose Confidential Information without the other party’s prior written consent. ("Confidential Information") includes the terms outlined, all correspondence between the parties, and click-through rates or other statistics relating to these terms.

Termination:
Travelzoo reserves the right to remove any affiliate from the Travelzoo program if they are considered to be acting against the interests of Travelzoo or the terms set out within this program. Travelzoo will give written notice prior to the removal.

Voucher Codes:
Travelzoo reserves the right to withhold payment of commission for unauthorised affiliate activity of voucher codes. Promotional activity of Travelzoo voucher codes must be approved by Travelzoo in advance. We appreciate that consumers may use voucher codes that they found via a site other than which is awarded the sale and this will be investigated before decisions on commission payment are made. Any affiliate found to be displaying unauthorised codes may also have their commission set to zero until the code(s) are removed.

For any questions, please email lgee@travelzoo.com