I first heard of TravelBook (travelbook.ph) through my wife when she booked an overnight accommodation in Boracay during our first anniversary. Although we have not tried (or heard about) TravelBook before, what I liked most about the site is that it already carried a good number of hotels and lodgings. It was a good mix of easy-on-the-pocket bed and breakfast to top-tier hotels, thus catering to a broad segment of travelers. The brand TavelBook also somehow stuck to my mind because of the simplicity and straightforwardness of its name. It is a homegrown brand which aims to provide great value to every Juan.
Just very recently, to my delight, I discovered that TravelBook has joined the roster of hotel booking sites in offering an affiliate program for bloggers. What’s to love about it? First, it was very easy to sign-up. You just need to fill out a simple online registration form through the link http://affiliate.travelbook.ph/, supply your personal information, and submit your bank details and a photocopy of your valid ID.
Once you have confirmed your registration through a link that will be sent to your email, you are all set. My application was approved in less than 30 minutes and my ad was up in not more than 5 minutes. It was that fast.
Second, earning is easy. To begin, you just need to start running TravelBook ads in your website or blog. You have a choice of running static banner ads, animated widgets or simple links. Hotel data is also available for download to help you decide on which hotel or location to feature in your site.
Just like in any other affiliate program, commission is paid out based on realized bookings. If a website visitor books a hotel though your TravelBook ad, you will be paid a percentage of the total gross commission earned from the completed transaction. A single completed transaction can already earn you a commission of 40%. Of course, more completed transactions means higher commission, which can go as high as 65%.
What I also like about TravelBook is that it supports almost all local banks. If you have an existing bank account, you may register it for receiving your commission. Or if you have none, you may open a deposit account in your preferred bank.
TravelBook also lets you easily track the performance of your ads through its analytics, which you can access via the summary page of your profile.
For bloggers who are looking at further monetizing their blogs, the TravelBook Affiliate Program is definitely worth a try. It’s also a good way of helping out readers in getting the best hotel and accommodation deals in some of the top destinations in the country.