On The Beach - 2012 Affiliate Update

Written by pbrown23 on . Posted in Affiliate Incentive, Awin, Promotion

Dear all,

As the nation prepares to say goodbye to 2011, us folks at On the Beach are very busy getting ready for 2012! We have some fantastic new products, offers and incentives to really help you hit the ground running in January and would like to share with you how best to promote us and what you will get in return.
Before I start, we wanted to say a massive “thank you” to everyone who has promoted On the Beach this year and supported us during the network change. We are very much looking forward to 2012 and with the help of our dynamic tools and with Affiliate Window’s help, we are confident 2012 will be the best year ever for On the Beach affiliates.

January / February Consumer Campaigns and Key Messages:

*Early is the New late! - If your New Year's resolution is to spend less and save more in 2012, let us help you keep it! Last year, booking early saved our customers up to £300 per person compared with late bookings, and they got first choice of flights and accommodation to boot!

*Late Balance Payments! Everyone needs something to look forward to, and with the economic climate as it is and the strain of Christmas, what better time to secure your beach holiday - without having to drain the old funds! From now on, when you book your holiday with a full deposit, you'll have until 4 weeks before your departure to pay your final balance (most online travel agents expect you to pay three months before)! And now that ALL our hotel deposits are only £10pp, and our low flight deposits start from only £65pp, it's never been simpler or cheaper to find your dream getaway!

*School Holidays from only £136pp - Get booking early and save big!

*Last Minute Deals from £94pp – Can’t wait until summer? Then don’t! With On the Beach you can grab yourself one of thousands of great bargain holidays, travelling within the next 10 weeks – from as little as £94pp. What are you waiting for!


*Kids stay for free – Make a hotel booking with us and your children (under 12) can stay there free of charge!

*Complete Financial Protection – Your holiday is safe with us - With our very own ATOL licence, charter operator own cover and On the Beach Trust – you can be 100% confident that every element of your holiday will be protected.

Affiliate Incentives

1. Earn an extra 1% commission on all “family” bookings delivered in Jan 2012...

For all “family” flight & hotel bookings made 1st – 31st Jan 2012, we will pay an extra 1% commission (making the total 4%). The extra 1% will be credited manually at the start of February and applies to any bookings where there is one or more child present.
Please note: This incentive is not open to incentive sites (voucher / cash back).

2. Earn an extra 1% commission on Jan sales delivered via “Distribute Travel” technology.

In honour of the launch of the new very exciting travel technology (provided by Distribute Travel), we would like to offer an extra 1% commission on all flight & hotel sales made via the On the Beach branded white label technology in Jan 2012. Commission will be calculated at the start of February and credited to your account manually thereafter. See “Live Inventory Tools” for more info.

Affiliate Resource

As a dedicated affiliate of On the Beach, we aim to offer you all the resource possible to help you with your marketing activity and in turn earn more commission. The following resource is now available within the AffiliateWindow interface:

- Destination level landing pages.
- Top 100 hotels and deep links.
- Top 50 destinations and landing pages
- Summer 2012 and Winter 11/12 NEW creative
- On the Beach branded white label (provided by Distribute Travel)
- Own Branded white label (provided by Distribute Travel)
- Access to our daily deals file (for the more technically astute).

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Live Inventory Tools

Using Live Inventory to improve usability and increase conversion - Distribute Travel

It’s a proven fact that housing live inventory on your website is the single most effective way of increasing conversion. We have all used the HTML searches and widgets commonly on offer by merchants, but leading the way with new technology for affiliates is Distribute Travel, who have developed a selection of tools and white labels for you to pick up and use yourselves – in a few easy steps! More information on these tools are available in the AWin interface, but in short:

On The Beach branded White label: Simply put your AWIN tracking Id into the tools when creating a search box or deep link and results return in On the Beach branding in a white label Meta search. Deep links are customisable and allow for rolling time periods e.g. 30-45 days ahead, meaning that links can stay live without the need for constant updating.
To access our customisable white label search box and deeplink tools Click Here

Own Brand White Label:

We are able to offer those affiliates generating significant sales per month (approximately 10 sales per month) a white label in your own branding. Please let us know if you are interested in this and we will arrange set up.
Don’t forget: Use the Distribute Travel tools in Jan and earn an extra 1% on all flight & hotel bookings.

Want to sign up to the programme? Click Here

If you would like any more information on the programme, please contact victoria.mcquillan@onthebeach.co.uk or jenny.carrick@affiliatewindow.com
Thanks and happy promoting!

On the Beach and AffiliateWindow