10 Travel Accessories Affiliate Programs to Carry in 2020

Hello there Sea Changers. Welcome back to my series of program lists to assist those of you looking to fund your sea change with affiliate marketing. Today we will journey into the travel niche with my 10 travel accessories affiliate programs to book in 2020. Travel is a large niche and one that certainly attracts a high volume of online sales. When we think of online travel however we often think of booking flights, hotels and tours etc. But there is another aspect to this niche that I believe is often overlooked and that is the travel accessories market.

This is such a great market with good traffic levels (see below) and can be used as a specialised niche site or as an add on to just about any other travel affiliate marketing site that you can think of. So in order to assist with this I have had a look into some affiliate programs that may assist here by investigating:

  • What they offer
  • Commission rates
  • Payment terms
  • Cookie duration
  • Application processes
  • Affiliate/Marketing materials provided

Before we start however, let’s have a look at what I mean by the term ‘travel accessories’ and how it can be incorporated within an affiliate marketing website…

What do we mean by Travel Accessories?

To be honest, this subject was not really on my ‘post radar’ until I started doing some research for some other travel posts that I was working on. But as I saw the traffic levels below I realised that there is a real opportunity here to add some decent income earning links to any travel related affiliate marketing website.

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So basically, for this post I have taken the approach here that anything that is used in conjunction with the normal travel services that we think about – flights, accommodation etc. – is considered an accessory. This includes:

  • Luggage
  • Adapters
  • In-flight items
  • Cruise items
  • Hostel items
  • Luggage services
  • Pet travel

And of course anything else that you may incorporate when you think of travel accessories.

What can affiliate marketers promote?

There are essentially no real barriers to what affiliate marketers can promote when it comes to travel accessories. There are however some things to be aware of as you run your eye over affiliate program possibilities that may suit your site. These are:

  1. Know your audience, some purchasers are looking for specifics (such as a certain power adapter or luggage size etc.) whilst others are hoping to just get a good suitcase for a decent price. Choose your affiliate sites accordingly.
  2. Purchasers of high end/expensive items (such as noise canceling headphones and fashion branded luggage) will not take risks if they don’t trust you or your affiliate site. Make sure the programs you choose are reputable and have good recourse options if the purchaser is not happy.
  3. Those traveling with children will generally want them to be safe and entertained – make sure you outline the benefits of the products to them.

That said, stats above show that people will spend money on travel accessories online if it can make their lives easier so as long as you are solving problems, then you are on the right track. And to give you a boost, let’s have a look at 10 programs that I have found below:

luggagepros.com

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Let’s start with one of the biggest travel gear affiliate sites – Luggagepros.com. Luggagepros.com contains a massive range of travel gear and accessories including:

  • Luggage – every shape and size conceivable
  • Laptop bags/briefcases – as per luggage
  • Kids and duffel bags
  • Cosmetic Bags
  • Luggage Carts
  • Luggage Locks and tags
  • Money Belt & Neck Wallet
  • Packing Aids
  • Toiletry Bags
  • Travel Adapters & Converters
  • Travel Clothing
  • Travel Maps & Guides
  • Travel Neck Pillow & Comfort
  • Travel Security

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They stock well-known brands and are certainly large enough to either build an entire affiliate marketing site around or provide endless cross sell opportunities for other travel niches. There is also the ability to order personalised luggage making this a great gift site for any number of occasions such as weddings, birthdays, retirements or business awards etc.

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Commission Rate: 8%

Payment Terms: Monthly

Cookie Duration: Not stated

Application required?: Yes, Luggagepros.com’s affiliate program is managed by CJ Affiliates. You will be required to apply for an account then for the Luggagepros.com affiliate program. You will need to enter personal and website information as well as promotional plans and platforms to be used.

Marketing material provided: Text links, banners and affiliate only specials

Join the luggagepros.com affiliate program here


Luggage Online

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As the name suggests, Luggage Online is all about the luggage – and lots of it. It carries a massive range of general and specialty luggage with a range too large to list here. It does however provide its products in the following categories:

  • Luggage
  • Business
  • Duffels
  • Backpacks
  • Messenger bags
  • Kids
  • Adventure

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As with Luggagepros.com, it also provides a great range of travel accessories to cover every need and could certainly be used to support a massive range of problem solving blog posts. This site is however particularly good for those within the backpacker or sport travels niches due to its specialised offerings such as a great range of backpacks and sporting travel cases for skiing, hiking and general outdoors use etc.

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Commission Rate: 5%

Payment Terms: Monthly

Cookie Duration: Not stated

Application required?: Yes – Basic personal and website information required

Marketing material provided: Text links, banners and affiliate only specials

Join the Luggage Online affiliate program here


eBags

Travel Accessories Affiliate Programs - ebags

Our next all in one travel accessory store is eBags. eBags lists all of the items as per the two programs above – again with all of the top brands included. What sticks out here for affiliates however is its range of electronic accessories including:

  • Headphones
  • Speakers
  • Cables & Adapters
  • Portable Batteries & Chargers

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These extra options not only allow for extra post fodder but add another dimension to most other travel niches as well – such as highlighting the best headphones to use on a flight you have just sold for example.

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Commission Rate: 3%

Payment Terms: Monthly

Cookie Duration: Not Stated

Application required?: Yes, eBag’s affiliate program is managed by CJ Affiliates. You will be required to apply for an account then for the eBag affiliate program. You will need to enter personal and website information as well as promotional plans and platforms to be used.

Marketing material provided: Text links and banners

Join the eBags affiliate program here


Briggs and Riley

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Now we step into the higher end of travel accessories with Briggs & Riley. Briggs & Riley’s premium products are self branded and come in at price ranges a little higher than most of the others. They deal in mainly luggage, bags and backpacks but also hold a small range of accessories and kits.

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This site is a great for use within the luxury travel niche, or as a good high ticket cross sell opportunity for a numerous other travel related sites – for example to go with adults only exclusive cruise or resort type posts and sales.

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Commission Rate: 9%

Payment Terms: Monthly (once $35 threshold is reached)

Cookie Duration: Not stated

Application required?: Yes – basic personal and website information required

Marketing material provided: Customisable text links

Join the Briggs & Riley affiliate program here


Saddleback Leather

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Saddleback Leather is another good site for those within the luxury travel niche with its large range of leather items including:

  • Luggage
  • Business cases
  • Bags
  • Backpacks

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All products on this site are made from 100% full grain leather and come with 100 year guarantees. There is probably not enough within this site to base an entire affiliate marketing business around, however, as per Briggs & Riley above, there are a lot of great high ticket cross selling opportunities within this site. There is also a good range of gift and monogramming options allowing for seasonal promotions as well.

Travel Accessories Affiliate Programs - Saddleback leather affiliate

Commission Rates: 6%

Payment Terms: Monthly (once $50 threshold reached).

Cookie Duration: 45 Days

Application required?: Yes, Saddleback Leather’s affiliate program is managed by CJ Affiliates. You will be required to apply for an account then for the Saddleback affiliate program. You will need to enter personal and website information as well as promotional plans and platforms to be used.

Marketing material provided: Text links, widgets and banners

Join the Saddleback Leather affiliate program here

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Orvis

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Whilst more of a general ‘outdoors’ type shop, Orvis provides a large range of luggage, travel accessories and clothing suitable for pretty much any type of trip you could be writing about on your site. The site is an actual goldmine of items that can be included on any travel niche as an afterthought cross sell or trinket. Some of these include:

  • Baggage tags
  • Travel water bottles
  • Travel scales
  • Compasses
  • Atlas’ and books

As I have said, this is a great site for any travel niche but also good for some of the more specialised subjects such as fishing, hunting, hiking, camping or sports travel. And if travel s a secondary part of your niche, they also provide access to fishing equipment, hunting gear and pet supplies.

Travel Accessories Affiliate Programs - orvis affiliate

Commission Rate: 5%

Payment Terms: Monthly

Cookie Duration: 14 Days

Application required?: Yes, Orvis’ affiliate program is managed by Linkshare. You will be required to apply for an account then for the Orvis affiliate program. You will need to enter personal and website information as well as promotional plans and platforms to be used.

Marketing material provided: Text links and banner ad creative supporting key products and promotions

Join the Orvis affiliate program here


Global Travel Clothing Company

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If you are looking to write about what to wear whilst traveling, then have a look at the Global Travel Clothing Company. This is a small site providing a limited range of travel specific jackets and neck pillows.

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There is definitely not enough on offer to sustain a travel related affiliate site on its own rather making for great additions to any adventure, backpacking or outdoors travel related posts. And don’t forget as another gift idea during the holiday season.

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Commission Rate: 9%

Payment Terms: 60 Days

Cookie Duration: 45 days

Application required?: Yes – Basic personal and website information required

Marketing material provided: Banners, Text Links

Join the Global Travel Clothing Company affiliate program here


BOSE

Travel Accessories Affiliate Programs - BOSE

For those of you dealing with anything to to with travel by plane, train or automobile, then I suggest you add BOSE to your site as a good cross selling or high ticket item. BOSE deal with, amongst other things, headphones – more specifically, noise canceling headphones – a must for those long haul or frequent business and personal travelers.

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Again, you will not be able to build a complete affiliate site around this (unless you deal with electronics) but if you have traveled anywhere by plane recently, you will know that these are very popular items for many many travelers hence a great cross selling opportunity for your site.

Commission Rate: 2%

Payment Terms: Monthly

Cookie Duration: Not Stated

Application required?: Yes, the BOSE affiliate program is managed by VigLink. You will be required to apply for an account then for the BOSE affiliate program. You will need to enter personal and website information as well as promotional plans and platforms to be used.

Marketing material provided: Banners, Text Links

Join the BOSE affiliate program here


Luggage Forward

Travel Accessories Affiliate Programs - Luggage forward

In this day and age of airline luggage restrictions, fees, levies and penalties (not to mention lost luggage), Luggage Forward is another little add on site that would not be out of place on any travel related affiliate marketing site.

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Basically what happens is that you book your flights and pack your bags as usual. But rather than taking them with you to the airport, you get them picked up by Luggage Forward who deliver them to wherever you are going thereby saving time at the airport – and in most cases a lot of money in excess luggage costs – there is also a $500 guarantee per piece. This site would fit extremely well with any booking site as well as “how to avoid…” posts for travel bloggers etc.

Travel Accessories Affiliate Programs - Luggage forward affiliate

Commission Rate: Starting at 8%

Payment Terms: Quarterly

Cookie Duration: Not stated

Application required?: Yes – Basic personal and website information required.

Marketing material provided: Banners, Text Links

Join the Luggage Forward affiliate program here


PetTravelStore.com

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And finally, for those readers of yours that wish to travel with their pets, you can look to add PetTravelStore.com to your site as well. They offer a large range of pet related travel products and services including:

  • Pet passports
  • Assistance with pet bookings for Airlines, Hotels, Cruises etc.
  • Private Pet Jet Charters
  • Pet Travel Products:
    • Crates
    • Carriers
    • Microchips
    • Calmers

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AS with some of the others listed here, this site is probably not big enough to build your own affiliate marketing business around however it provides great cross sell and add on opportunities for just about any travel related niche that we have discussed to date. There are also some great high ticket opportunities here as well for those in the pet or luxury travel niches.

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Commission Rate: 10%

Payment Terms: Monthly

Cookie Duration: Not States

Application required?: Yes – Basic personal and website information required

Marketing material provided: Banners, Text Links, Free trip incentives

Join the PetTravelStore.com affiliate program here


Amazon Associates

Now, the sites I have covered above are obviously to do with travel accessories. Should you wish to add another dimension to your site then you might want to add some links to travel related accessories via Amazon. Amazon provides access to a good range of travel related products and has a fairly good affiliate program as well. So if you wish, join the Amazon Associates program, locate the relevant products/pieces within Amazon itself and you can post links on your own site as per below:

Amazon’s commission rates are not too bad and some prefer this avenue due to the sheer amount of traffic and trustworthiness that comes with a company site of this size.

How to find your own affiliate programs

As stated earlier, by outlining the sites above I have really just tried to give you a good cross section of the types of programs that are out there by listing the really good ones in each ‘category’. That does not mean that you cannot find affiliate programs that better suit what it is that you are trying to do within this space – especially as I could never even begin to cover every travel accessory related requirement or sub niche in the one post (especially when it comes to luggage). Luckily for us, there is a simple way to find these programs online.

All you need to do is enter “affiliate: niche type” into your search engine (substituting ‘niche type‘ for whatever product it is that you are choosing to sell).

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There are travel related affiliate programs for everything else that we have listed at the top of this page as well – you will just need to have a look around until you find one or two that suit your site. Once you have completed your searches, you can look through and find programs that:

  • Relate to your niche/problems that you are solving.
  • Have quality products – your brand can be severely damaged if you promote poor quality products.
  • Have solid payment and customer service arrangement.
  • Pay decent commissions.
  • Have good testimonials covering commission payouts and quality of product.

In most cases, you will need to apply for the program before you are allowed to promote their products – don’t take this step lightly or you will be rejected.  Affiliate programs will generally want to know:

  • Your website name.
  • Traffic levels.
  • Why you want to join – (so I can make money by selling your suitcases is unfortunately not generally a good enough answer).
  • How you plan to promote their products.

Conclusion

So… There are 10 of the best travel accessory affiliate programs to work with in 2020. I hope it has been helpful for you as you commence your own travel based affiliate marketing business and as usual, please do not hesitate to comment below if you have any questions, need some advice or have any experiences to share. Oh, and especially comment if you have any experience with these, or any other programs as well.

Until next time

Have fun

Paul

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