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Travelpayouts: 2018 in review

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Travelpayouts 2018 in review

2018 is almost over and it’s time to sum up this year’s accomplishments. We extended the list of available affiliate programs, added new features, and achieved a fabulous milestone in that 200,000 people now participate in the Travelpayouts affiliate network! We are thankful for every affiliate who spent this year together with us, and we want to share some of the best moments of 2018 in our summary article.

Top earnings and affiliate programs

Top 5 earnings

Our top-earning affiliates earned:

  1. $794,267
  2. $280,891
  3. $162,147
  4. $82,079
  5. $68,328

This year, we are especially proud of our affiliates whose monthly average income has reached $353.

Top 10 affiliate programs

Travelpayouts is a travel affiliate network – we have different travel affiliate programs. The most profitable are:

Offer Total income Geo
Travelata.ru $332,442 RU
Level.travel $237,352 RU
Onlinetours.ru $143,032 RU
Tutu.ru $115,619 RU
Sravni.ru $114,412 RU
BlaBlaCar $108,352 RU + PL
Strahovkaru.ru $60,031 RU
Tripster $53,304 RU
Busfor $46,970 RU + CIS + EU
Cherehapa $38,627 RU

In the foreign segment the most profitable affiliate programs are:

Offer Total income
Kiwitaxi $25,153
EconomyBookings $18,824
Myrentacar $16,423
Sputnik8 $6,759
12Go Asia  $5,207

This year we began to actively develop the foreign market, and added 14 new affiliate programs:

  1. Viator;
  2. Booking.com;
  3. Musement;
  4. Ticketnetwork;
  5. Rail Europe;
  6. Go City Card;
  7. EconomyBookings;
  8. Nightly.Travel;
  9. HopaYacht;
  10. GoEuro;
  11. Tiqets;
  12. Compensair;
  13. BlaBlaCar Poland
  14. Auto Europe.

All affiliate programs are presented in the dashboard.

Product and design development

Design

This summer we updated our logo and colors in the dashboard:

Logo

White Label

  1. We have improved the rankings of search results on White Label. If tickets have the same price, the top search results would be most conversionable.
  2. We have added baggage information to White Label.
  3. We have prepared for GDPR by implementing content-page functionality (terms, privacy, cookies) on the White Label.

Localization

In March 2018, we finished a service «Polyglot», which helps to translate widgets into different languages and also changes the currencies in them.

Now all our widgets, and White Label, support 76 world currencies and 59 languages, including RTL languages: Arabic, Hebrew and Farsi.

Widgets

With the developed in-house widget constructor tool, we can now quickly create widgets for new affiliate programs. For example, this year, we added the Booking.com affiliate program to the Travelpayouts network and have created unique widget:

Financial transaction system

We’ve finished the development of our financial transaction system. Next year, you will see the improvements. The financial statistic will be more clear. For example, if the hotel’s booking was completed six months ago and confirmed only this month, the affiliate will see this in their monthly statistics.

We also started to maintain the Changelog. That is where you can follow all changes and corrections in real time. It’s available via the link or in your account:

Results of 2018 for Travelpayouts affiliates network

How did we help affiliates earn more

Powered by

We have launched the Powered by feature, which allows you to quickly and easily attract referrals and earn extra income. We are paying 5% of our income that was generated by your referral, and we pay all referrals at the expense of Travelpayouts. This means that the involved partner’s earnings do not decrease in any way.

Increased commision

In June, we started a campaign with flight tickets to Kazakhstan. Until the end of December, you could get a double commission for flight tickets to/from Kazakhstan and for domestic flights.

Education

We held several webinars:

  1. About Travelpayouts’ offers and tools for new affiliates;
  2. Join travel’s megatrend: Offer tours and activities;
  3. From zero to hero: How to gain $25,000 on car rentals.

Our colleagues from the Go Mobile held a webinar «Mobile Marketing: Common Webmasters Mistakes». It was in Russian, but next month we will hold the same webinar in English. Stay tuned!

Сonferences that we attended in 2018

Throughout the year, we have joined conferences all over the world, met with our affiliates and helped them to earn more with Travelpayouts.

In July, they attended the Affiliate World Europe in Barcelona and the Affiliate Summit East in New York. Tanya Buyanova — business development manager, spoke at the Shecommerce women’s section of Affiliate World Europe, with a report on how to start a business in the travel industry:

Shecommerce

In October and November, we attended five conferences: WiT and ITB Asia (Singapore), World Travel Market (London) and Phocuswright (Los Angeles).

In 2019, we will start in Las Vegas at the Affiliate Summit West. We would love to meet with every current and new affiliate at Affiliate Summit West 2019. Come meet us to talk about the business or just to take a selfie!

Travelpayouts Affiliate Summit 2018

On September 29, we held the Travelpayouts Affiliate Summit. It was the second time we held our own Summit, and we are proud that we’ve achieved new numbers every year. This year, we had 200 participants, eight lectures, three workshops and one panel discussion.

Travelpayouts Affiliate Summit 2018: how it went

We paid a billion!

The Travelpayouts affiliate network has Russian origin. We are paying for affiliates around the world in three currencies – the dollar, euro and Russian ruble. In the Russian currency, this December’s total payout amount achieved the magnificent number – 1,000,000,000 rubles! Our US dollar payout totaled $17,806,767.

Most of the Travelpayouts team, who all work across five countries, joined together in our Phuket office in Thailand to celebrate this important event in Travelpayouts history:

We paid a billion!

We offer a warm and heartfelt thanks to each and every affiliate for a productive year. We wish revenue growth for everybody in the coming year and promise to please you even more in the future!