KAYAK affiliate program

Start to earn on flight tickets with the KAYAK affiliate program

  • $0.40Estimated eCPC. Final results depend on your conversion rate.
    eCPCEffective Cost Per Click (eCPC)
  • 50%
    Commission of the KAYAK's revenue from each booking
  • 30 min
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  • $257
    The average booking price
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Travelpayouts Rules

  1. Conditions:

      PPC Keyword policy:

      Affiliates are not permitted to carry out any PPC search activity sending traffic to KAYAK domains directly. Affiliates also must not send traffic through automatic redirects on a website page (popunder/clickunder). Affiliates generating traffic to their own sites must also abide by the following rules:
      • Using the KAYAK brand term in the sub folder of the display URL (e.g. www.affiliate.com/kayak) is not allowed. Furthermore, using the KAYAK brand term is not permitted for use in path1 or path2 of the display URL
      • Using the KAYAK brand term in the subdomain of the display URL (e.g. www.kayak.affiliate.com) is not allowed
      • Using the KAYAK brand, or misspelling of any sort (including typos), in the display URL (e.g. www.kayak.org or www.kyak.com) is not allowed
      • Using the KAYAK brand within the ad copy (description line or headline) is not allowed and will be considered trademark infringement
      • Bidding on the brand, brand misspellings, brand extension terms and brand URLs is not allowed
      • Bidding on KAYAK brand + generic terms (e.g. ‘kayak flights’, ‘kayak destination’) is not allowed
      • KAYAK and common misspellings have to be added as negative keywords to all affiliate paid search campaigns
      The above mentioned PPC keyword policy applies to all existing KAYAK domains, and any KAYAK website set up in the future. All current domains are listed in Annex A. Please be aware that KAYAK is using brand monitoring software and a breach of this will result in the affiliate being rejected immediately.

      Misuse of brand

      Affiliates are not allowed to use the KAYAK brand to create branded websites, Facebook pages (containing KAYAK in the page name) or alike that violate the KAYAK brand or mislead the user. KAYAK shall have all intellectual property rights in the KAYAK services, websites, platforms, and technology. KAYAK hereby grants affiliate a non-exclusive, non-transferable, non-sublicensable, worldwide, license for the use, in compliance with the provisions of this agreement, of the KAYAK affiliate program for the purposes of this agreement set forth above.

      Incentive sites

      • Please be aware that incentive sites cannot promote KAYAK, including vouchers, coupons, discount codes, or enter users in any type of competition or prize draw. Any publisher that fails to comply with these outlines will see their relationship terminated immediately and any commission earned reversed.
      • Under no circumstances are publishers allowed to surreptitiously use iframes to set network cookies onto a user’s computer.

      Use of creatives

      It is strictly forbidden to make any alteration to the banner creative provided on the program as well as the codes provided for the widgets. Affiliates must only use the creatives and widgets provided by the KAYAK program and are not allowed to create their own. Affiliates are also requested not to hardcode banners into their sites. If your site requires banners to be hardcoded, please contact the KAYAK team to obtain permission before putting this in place. This will allow us to contact you whenever updates are necessary.

      Email marketing

      All email marketing content and creative content must be signed off by the KAYAK team.

      Brand Conditions

      How to use our brand name:
      • KAYAK - It should always be written in all caps, never as “Kayak” or ”kayak”.
      • In cases where it may not be obvious that KAYAK can be found at that URL, KAYAK.com may be used and “.com” should be lowercase.
      • Never use KAYAK as anything other than a noun (e.g. "KAYAKing").
      KAYAK’s tone: Brand Positioning: We help people travel confidently. Tone & brand personality: Confident, Bold, Powerful, Tech, Irreverent, Rebellious. Design: Simple, easy to follow, no clipart, no gimmicks, no glamour shots, the KAYAK orange (ff6900) should be the dominant color in use. We want our users to have better travel experiences because they are more confident in their decisions
      • No entities or individuals on US sanctions list are allowed.

      Confidentiality

      The parties agree that the terms of this agreement, any and all information revealed to the other in connection with this agreement, whether or not in writing, shall be kept confidential.

      Indemnity and Liability

      Affiliate will indemnify and hold KAYAK and its successors and assigns, harmless from any and all third-party liability, claims, demands, loss, and damage (including reasonable legal fees and court costs) arising out (i) a breach of this agreement, (ii) infringement of any intellectual property or proprietary right of another. NEITHER PARTY IS LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, LOSS OF PROFITS, REVENUE, OR DATA, EVEN IF SUCH PARTY OR ANY OTHER PERSON HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. EXCEPT FOR INDEMNITY OBLIGATIONS AND BREACHES OF CONFIDENTIALITY, NEITHER PARTY’S LIABILITIES FOR DAMAGES UNDER THIS AGREEMENT SHALL EXCEED THE AMOUNTS ACTUALLY PAID BY KAYAK TO AFFILIATE UNDER THIS AGREEMENT.

      Miscellaneous

      KAYAK shall mean KAYAK Software Corp. or the applicable KAYAK affiliate (i.e. Cheapflights, Momondo, Mundi, Checkfelix, Swoodoo, etc.). This agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the parties concerning the subject matter hereof, and supersedes and replaces all prior or contemporaneous understandings or agreements, written or oral, regarding such subject matter. No amendment to or modification of this agreement, or any waiver of any term or condition of this agreement will be binding unless in writing (email is acceptable). This agreement does not constitute and shall not be construed as constituting a partnership or joint venture between KAYAK and affiliate. The rights and liabilities of the parties hereto will bind and inure to the benefit of their respective successors, executors, and administrators, as the case may be. This agreement will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the state of New York. The parties hereby submit to the jurisdiction of, and waive any venue objections against, the courts of New York City, New York in any litigation arising out of the agreement.

      Annex A

      Full list of KAYAK domains: KAYAK.ae, KAYAK.cat, KAYAK.ch, KAYAK.cl, KAYAK.co.id, KAYAK.co.in, KAYAK.co.jp, KAYAK.co.kr, KAYAK.co.th, KAYAK.co.uk, KAYAK.com, KAYAK.com.ar, KAYAK.com.au, KAYAK.com.br, KAYAK.com.co, KAYAK.com.hk, KAYAK.com.mx, KAYAK.com.my, KAYAK.com.pe, KAYAK.com.tr, KAYAK.de, KAYAK.dk, KAYAK.es, KAYAK.fr, KAYAK.ie, KAYAK.it, KAYAK.nl, KAYAK.no, KAYAK.pl, KAYAK.pt, KAYAK.ru, KAYAK.se, KAYAK.sg, ca.KAYAK.com, cn.KAYAK.com, es.KAYAK.com, fi.KAYAK.com, gr.KAYAK.com, nz.KAYAK.com
  2. Profit:

    1. The Agent's remuneration for attracting customers is paid by the Principal for actually booked and redeemed tourist services on the advertiser's Internet sites, resulting from the transitions from the Agent's sites to the Advertiser's site.
    2. For the calculation of agency fees, all transactions made to the Advertiser's site on links containing the identifier code assigned to the Agent are accepted. At the same time, sales of tourist services made from personal computers of users are taken into account within 7 days from the moment of the first transfer of the client to the site of the Advertiser. The account of clients is made on the basis of cookies established in browsers of users.
    3. The amount of agency fees is calculated as a share of revenues from the sale of tourist and other services received by the Advertiser from the sale of services: 50% of the advertiser's revenue from each booking of a flight.
    4. The Principal provides the Agent with information about the income received by the Agent from the Advertiser from the purchase of excursions as a result of transitions from the Agent's sites in real time in the personal office of the Agent on the Principal's website.
    5. The Agent is paid monthly from 10 to 20 days of the month for the previous month by transferring funds to the Agent's payment details specified in the personal account.

Traffic types allowed:

  • Content websites
  • Travel related websites or websites with a section specifically related to travel.
  • Email prior approval required

Traffic types forbidden:

  • No entities or individuals on US sanctions list are allowed.
  • PPC traffic specified in the keyword policy outlined in Terms
  • Clickbots
  • Branded Facebook pages
  • Websites that are under construction
  • Websites that are non-functional (including links)
  • Websites where the content is not complete
  • Website forums
  • Websites that scrape our content and misuse our brand identity
  • Blogs that are not maintained with new content
  • Error fare traffic
  • Incentivized traffic (including Cashback sites)
  • Error fare traffic
  • Promoting campaign to pornographic, racist or crime related content
  • Cookie stuffing
  • Custom affiliate creatives (unless authorized or requested from KAYAK)
  • 3rd-party or publishers’ networks where placement of our brand is not clear and transparent
  • Traffic from social media networks

What is KAYAK.com?

KAYAK is a travel metasearch engine and fare aggregator founded in 2004. Since then, it has been helping travellers find the best options for flights, hotels, rental cars, vacation packages, etc. Users are not charged any fees for getting the best results.

Not only does KAYAK provide customers with travel options, but it also gathers information from numerous sites in seconds and it offers the price predictor tool. This tool allows consumers to decide whether to pull the trigger on the purchase or wait. For those who choose to wait, KAYAK offers price alerts to track hotel and flight prices overtime.

Advantages of the KAYAK Affiliate Program

KAYAK is a travel giant with more than two billion searches performed on approximately 60 international sites annually! KAYAK gives you a great opportunity to monetize your site’s traffic and boost your revenue by offering the best travel solutions for users all over the world.

KAYAK’s global brand awareness, plus one of the highest CPA and click-out commission rates in the travel niche, ensure increased income for you. Moreover, netting a profit is made easier thanks to the brand’s TV presence in many markets, and numerous advanced revenue-generating solutions it provides for businesses of different sizes.

KAYAK is ready to cooperate with all websites complying with the terms and conditions. If you choose to become a KAYAK affiliate, make sure you apply to the program that is relevant to your traffic and website. Otherwise, you’ll be paused or removed from the affiliate program.

No entities or individuals on US sanctions list are allowed.

Comission:

  • 50% of the KAYAK's revenue from each flight booking.

Available languages:

English, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, German, French

Geotargeting:

United Kingdom, USA, Brazil, Spain, Germany, France

Traffic types allowed:

  • Content websites
  • Travel related websites or websites with a section specifically related to travel.
  • Email prior approval required

Traffic types forbidden:

  • No entities or individuals on US sanctions list are allowed.
  • PPC traffic specified in the keyword policy outlined in Terms
  • Clickbots
  • Branded Facebook pages
  • Websites that are under construction
  • Websites that are non-functional (including links)
  • Websites where the content is not complete
  • Website forums
  • Websites that scrape our content and misuse our brand identity
  • Blogs that are not maintained with new content
  • Error fare traffic
  • Incentivized traffic (including Cashback sites)
  • Error fare traffic
  • Promoting campaign to pornographic, racist or crime related content
  • Cookie stuffing
  • Custom affiliate creatives (unless authorized or requested from KAYAK)
  • 3rd-party or publishers’ networks where placement of our brand is not clear and transparent
  • Traffic from social media networks
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KAYAK Affiliate Tools

After activating KAYAK affiliate program in Travelpayouts account, you can use three types of promotional materials.

  • Widgets
  • Links
  • Banners
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What is Travelpayouts.com?

The largest travel affiliate network in the world.

220 000
Affiliates already have joined the network

Travelpayouts is a global network. We unite affiliates from Europe, USA, Brazil, India and 50+ other countries.

24
Affiliate programs
16 911 007 $
Paid in 7 years

Payouts without delays, once per month

  • ePayments
  • PayPal
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Advantages of the Travelpayouts Affiliate Network

  1. High income

    The maximum affiliate monthly income paid in November was $63,426.

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  3. Diversity

    21 affiliate programs and hundreds of promotional materials.

  4. Only travel

    We work only with travel traffic and we are experts in this.

  5. APIThe API allows you to send requests to our server and receive useful data about tickets and hotels in return. and SDKSDK is a set of libraries that allows you to add search capabilities for flights and hotels to your mobile application.

    Different APIs are available for developers. We also provide SDK for iOS and Android.

  6. Trustable programs

    We only work with reputable travel affiliate programs.

  7. Fast support

    40% of requests to customer support are resolved within 1 hour.

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