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31. Posted by oslaue (Full Member 571 posts) 9y

which would all mean...get travel insurace via the links on the left and you probably will pay more, go to a travel insurance directly yourself and you will pay less. as this will be innitiated as commission.

32. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 9y

Quoting oslaue

which would all mean...get travel insurace via the links on the left and you probably will pay more, go to a travel insurance directly yourself and you will pay less. as this will be innitiated as commission.

I can't believe I'm actually answering this but of course the answer is NO. Insurance companies (or any other company) that offers an online partnership program, doesn't charge more if you book through the partner than if you book directly. Where would the benefit be for the partner if they knew the product could be bought cheaper direct?! They'd just lose credibility with their users.

In every product you buy (on- or offline), marketing, advertising and sales costs are factored into the sales price (online this'd be a lower amount than offline usually). In cases where a company partners and refers sales, the advertising cost for the selling company is 0, so that amount they'd otherwise spend on ads can be paid out to the referring company. Economically said, the 'acquisition costs of traffic are at least equal' for the seller. In fact it's usually cheaper for the seller to partner on the long term than to advertise...

Feel free to compare clicking through from Travellerspoint to visiting the sites directly. You're not going to see a difference in price (guaranteed!)!

It'd be good if you think before you post stuff .... this is basic 101 business and the online business model of for example Amazon is based on this.

I now hand this thread back to its topic. If you want to discuss online business feel free to start a thread in off topic and I may or may not reply

33. Posted by oslaue (Full Member 571 posts) 9y

i did a check for my flight...around the world ticket flight and it was 600 euro more expensive, and that doesnt include taxes either. having said that id probably expect that when phoning up it will always be cheaper.

i assume every click on the link left brings one to another website, if someone purchases a product then the company is able to see what link the user came from and gets a commission / redirect fee...maybe

34. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5595 posts) 9y

Stop threadjacking please, I don't like that

35. Posted by Hien (Moderator 3906 posts) 9y

Quoting oslaue

i did a check for my flight...around the world ticket flight and it was 600 euro more expensive, and that doesnt include taxes either. having said that id probably expect that when phoning up it will always be cheaper.


Look at Sam's reply:

Quoting Sam I Am

Feel free to compare clicking through from Travellerspoint to visiting the sites directly. You're not going to see a difference in price (guaranteed!)!

Now, click on both links below and see if there's any difference.

From Travellerspoint

Direct Site

What Sam meant was to compare with the site that's providing the products or services directly, not with other sites. You can not compare with other sites because other sites may have different packages and promotions. That's not comparing apples to apples at all. The point is, there's no price difference in getting the tickets via the link here compared to getting it directly from their website.

We will, of course, be happier if you get it from here, as the money earned can be used to fund the operations (staff costs, server costs, office costs) and also to develop more features for the website. Unless I'm wrong, as an IT consultant you should know how expensive all these things could run up to, especially when we're providing the website features free-of-charge to members.


i assume every click on the link left brings one to another website, if someone purchases a product then the company is able to see what link the user came from and gets a commission / redirect fee...maybe

Some links bring you to another website, some don't. I don't want to get too technical on how exactly they're tracked since each site have their own ways of doing it. The thing is, eventually, the sites will know that it is from Travellerspoint.

Now let's get back on topic. If you still have questions, please start a new thread. No more replies on this one.

36. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 9y

Quoting oslaue

i did a check for my flight...around the world ticket flight and it was 600 euro more expensive, and that doesnt include taxes either. having said that id probably expect that when phoning up it will always be cheaper.

You obviously didn't read my post.... Did you compare the result from searching that site directly with the result from searching that site after having clicked on it from Travellerspoint?

Naturally you could compare to another totally different site and I'm sure you would find different rates, depending on what you are after, when you are after it and from where you are travelling. That's up to the sellers site and how they compare to other sites. Your point was that clicking on the links from Travellerspoint meant the price would be higher than going to a site directly and I just pointed out that wasn't the case.

Naturally it's in our partner sites best interest to remain competitive in the market and we select partners that have that track record (as well as a few other stringent criteria).

37. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 9y

Quoting Hien

Now let's get back on topic. If you still have questions, please start a new thread. No more replies on this one.

Sorry Hien, was typing while you were :)

38. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 9y

Quoting Sam I Am

I now hand this thread back to its topic. If you want to discuss online business feel free to start a thread in off topic and I may or may not reply

Quoting Hien

Now let's get back on topic. If you still have questions, please start a new thread. No more replies on this one.

What do they say?? Oh yeah!! Great minds think alike!!!

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Recently, Beerman was meeting with two perspective vendors, one from Italy and the other from France. Over lunch, most of the conversation was about travel. Kris mentioned TP and one of the gentlemen immediately pulling out his Blackberry (or similar device) and logged on to take a look. He was intrigued enough by what he saw in a couple of minutes, that he bookmarked the site. Whether he will visit again, who knows - but there is a good chance he will.

39. Posted by Ahila (Inactive 1529 posts) 9y

I have invited a couple of my friends but I don't think they joined. (But that I think is more because they are travel-conservative)

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