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Travel affiliate sites – affiliatefuture warning

Just like any other business, the internet has its fair share of affiliate sites, which is generaly no problem at all, providing they provide a service and offer updated and or relevant content.

A classic example would be someone like price runner, who are a comparison site with loads of links to various products.

Since we are travel news site, lets look at the problems you may face when dealing indirectly with affiliate sites. Lets look at affiliate future for example, in our opinion the worst of the lot, for a couple of reasons –

1. If your an affiliate, affiliatefuture pay it seems on a 50 to 60 day cycle.

2. They promote some of the worst travel sites, with poor customer reviews.

Affiliate future promote among others, On the beach – 118 travel – Flight and hotel. See the poor reviews of 118 travel.

Apparently as they do not sell package holidays, they avoid the ATOL regulations, which means none of the above will offer you package holiday consumer protection with Atol.

Neither do they offer true online booking, and we know all about what happens with “on the beach…” So if you see any of these avoid them like the plague.

However in amongst this rubbish, are reputable ATOL bonded companies like Cosmos – Olympic – Jet2holidays – who are not going to be overly enamoured by the goings on at affiliate future.

There does seem however, to be light at the end of the tunnel for travel consumers.

It seems affiliate future are facing some rather serious complaints about late payments, missing payments, no customer service, plus poor or very little response to requests (not a good sign). With affiliates leaving in droves.

See http://www.affiliates4u.com/forums/affiliate-future/155566-wheres-our-money-affiliate-future.html

A request for a comment from affiliatefuture, has fallen on stony ground I fear, as the silence is deafening…

So if you run a web site not necessarily a travel site, that uses web links from affiliate future we would like to hear from you.

If you don’t know what an affiliate link is, its a link or banner advert, that directs you, in the example of a travel site, to the tour operator or flight company, you get the deal you wanted and the web site gets a commission..



6 thoughts on “Travel affiliate sites – affiliatefuture warning

  1. Affiliate Future have still not paid my commission from the summer 2011 for sales to Riu Hotels and a couple of other hotel groups. They tell me they chase their advertisers every month, but I very much doubt whether I will ever get paid. I have taken all my business away from Affiliate Future – and they used to be the best performing affiliate group for my site. Someone, either the hotel groups or Affiliate Future, is making a lot of money from my hard work.

    Posted by Phil | November 16, 2012, 10:05 am
  2. I have just commented on another blog regards the conflicting stats, how do I know that I am getting paid when I send traffic to their site? The support is lacking I just think that we should just take our business elsewhere there is no point working for nothing. They are not the only affiliate company that we can deal will. If they do not step up their game merchants will follow

    Posted by Almondo | July 22, 2012, 11:04 pm
  3. Commissions should be a pay priority. The incoming lead generation providers and revenue generators need to be kept happy. A necessary investment.

    Posted by Ronnie | July 23, 2010, 4:12 am
  4. Affiliatefuture are constantly making excuse after excuse for payment delays..

    Now it seems the all the excuses, were to hide the fact that affiliate future now pay on a 60 day cycle…

    Thats 2 months after you have earned any commission, this really is the worst affiliate company for paying.

    Posted by Jason | July 16, 2010, 7:54 am
  5. Thanks for taking to time to add a comment Simon.

    I had a chat to an insider at affiliate future who has told me, they are in as he put it “a bit of a mess”

    There we have it Affiliate future, going going…

    Posted by travel-travel | July 15, 2010, 3:47 pm
  6. I have to say i have been with Affiliate Future for several years now, and they have turned from a Nice network to work with, to a company that seems to be suddenly run by rude idiots.

    Leaving aside the complete PR disaster that is their payment system, it is obvious to myself and others that they are running in to the ground, i will be surprised if they last another month.

    Networks like commission junction and affiliate window will privately tell you, they are the laughing stock of the affiliate world. So yes you are right to warn the public and others considering joining affiliatefuture.

    Posted by Simon | July 14, 2010, 10:57 am

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On the beach holidays review

Beware of, OTBEACH or ON THE BEACH Holidays plus otbeach.co.uk and finally OntheBeach.co.uk -

On the beach complaints and reviewsOn the Beach Otbeach warning.

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According to ABTA they trade as: On the Beach, I book holidays, Otbeach so be careful.

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