Touring while traveling can be pretty fun. Backpackers who travel on a budget and who prefer to be independent tend to avoid them but in some cases, even for them, they are really worth it. The activities can go from the really mainstream ones that will be appreciated by families and more traditional travelers to more adventurous ones where you could really appreciate the help of local guides who will not only show you around but also provide their own stories and anecdotes.
The good thing about GetYourGuide is their curation of activities. They don’t have that many of them but they are carefully selected so their conversion rates are usually higher since their tours sound very attractive to consumers. However, it can be argued that they tend to mainly put forward mainstream activities that don't appeal to everyone and won't correspond precisely to some destinations or points of interest.
The strategy of Viator regarding tours and activities is different. They focus on quantity rather than popularity so it will be a good choice if you are looking for very specific activities that are not so mainstream since you will find a lot of products in their catalog. On the other hand, it might actually be very time consuming for you to search for activities one by one and put each product widget manually on your website.
To solve this problem, we have developed a free travel monetization platform where you can connect your website and it will automatically add Viator products widgets to your web pages according to the travel destination we identify in your articles.
Klook has a similar strategy as Viator regarding the number of tours and activities they provide in their affiliate programs. They focus on the Asia-pacific region but offer a lower commission payout than the competition. Klook will be a good choice if you are looking for a very specific product in Asia that you can not found on other tours and activities providers.
We have observed amazing conversion rates with Tiqets as they sell good products at good prices for popular attractions. They don’t offer that many of them in their affiliate program but when you have the opportunity to include them over the other affiliate partners, we strongly recommend that you do it.
This affiliate partner should be your go-to choice if your content is about sports or adventures. They offer a wide range of activities covering 75 different sports from kayaking and surfing to bungee jumping and sandboarding. The only issue with Adrenaline Hunter is that they don’t offer products in the United States and Australia. For these countries, your best alternative for adventure sports activities will be Viator.
The Hatlas Vision Affiliate Program provides a free monetization platform that allows you to monetize your travel blogs and websites automatically using various affiliate partners. The main benefits are that you will save a lot of time if you have many pages to monetize, the products will correspond closely to the content of your pictures or articles and you can be part of different travel affiliate programs on one platform.
With this plugin, we synchronize automatically the travel pictures of your website and try to recognize a destination and an activity corresponding to these pictures. If we find it, we will add a booking button at the bottom of the picture with the name of the destination we identified.
For example: We recognize in a picture a woman surfing at a famous beach in Bali. We will add to this picture the name of this beach with a booking button redirecting to a surfing lesson in Bali provided by Adrenaline Hunter, worth 40$. If the user ends-up booking this activity, you will receive your commission on this sale. In this case, a minimum of $2.
If you insert this plugin on your website, it will automatically detect travel destinations in your texts. For example in your web or blog articles. It will also rank these destinations according to their relevance and importance within this web page.
Following this process, it will add a product widget wherever you copy-pasted the script with tours and activities related to the destinations identified in the page. It can save you a lot of time, especially if you have many articles to monetize. The promoted activities will also be more precise and relevant than traditional travel affiliate widgets since they will closely correspond to what the article is about.
We use Artificial Intelligence to curate, categorize and monetize travel pictures, articles and web pages. Our services range from web content integration and affiliate programs to custom travel NLP and computer vision in order to help you monetize your travel websites