What is an affiliate
A. IHS has 2 different types of affiliate
programs. One of which, allows affiliates to place links on your website to
link to our website. Your visitors will have the opportunity to click on the provided
link and make a reservation via our linking website. The second type of affiliate
keeps the customer on your site to make a reservation while using IHS's booking engine to confirm
reservations via xml.
Where do I begin?
A. You need to read the Affiliate
Agreement first. After you have read the agreement, you must complete
the online application form. After
your application is submitted, you will receive a username and password to access the member site.
Technical support will contact you to get you started if you are linking via xml.
A. Affiliates have access to our
extensive hotel properties and add valuable content to your site(s), all while
earning greater commissions. You do not have to worry about invoices, refunds, emails,
or collections, IHS does all this and you collect the money.
What does it cost
A. Nothing! There is NO fee to apply and
there is no minimum sales requirement.
Are websites outside
the United States welcome to join?
A. Yes. IHS welcomes all websites from
anywhere in the world. All commission payments are in U.S. currency.
What is the frequency
A. You will be paid each Friday. Your payment
will be in the form of direct deposit.
I own / operate
more than one website. Will I be able to receive only one commission check?
A. Yes, you will receive one commission
Am I able to monitor
A. Yes. IHS provides a web-based reporting
package that allows you to view your reservations at any time. You can view
historical data as well.
How are my reservations
tracked to me?
A. IHS uses a contractor id to track reservations.
Each affiliate is assigned an affiliate id number for your individual site(s). These numbers are associated with one another,
therefore any reservation made through your contractor id is associated to your affiliate id and you are given credit for that booking.
How much commission
will I receive?
A. The amount of commissions you will receive
is dependant upon how many reservations your site does. However, the earning
potential is unlimited, there is no boundary on how much you can earn.
How are cancellations
A. If a reservation is cancelled or a credit
card charge is reversed due to a dispute or credit card fraud, your account
will be debited for any commission earned on that transaction.
Can I apply if
I don't have a website?
A. Unfortunately, No. You must have a website
in order to become an IHS affiliate.
What if my account information
A. Once you become an
affiliate, you will have access to make any necessary changes.