Skyscanner Affiliate Program Review. Skyscanner is a metasearch engine and travel agency based in Edinburgh, Scotland. The site is available in over 30 languages and is used by 100 million people per month. The company lets people research and book travel options for their trips, including flights, hotels and car hire.
The company was formed in 2003 by three information technology professionals, Gareth Williams, Barry Smith, and Bonamy Grimes, after Gareth was frustrated by the difficulties of finding cheap flights to ski resorts. Skyscanner was first developed and released in 2002. In 2003, the first employee was hired to assist with site development. The Edinburgh office was opened in 2004.
In 2008, Skyscanner received first round funding of £2.5 million from venture capital firm Scottish Equity Partners (SEP).
In 2009, the year after SEP invested in the business, Skyscanner reported its first profit.
In 2011, Skyscanner acquired Zoombu. Skyscanner opened an office in Singapore in September 2011, which is headquarters for its Asia-Pacific operations. In 2012, a Beijing office was added, as Skyscanner began a partnership with Baidu, China’s largest search engine.
By 2013, the company employed over 180 people. In February 2013, Skyscanner announced plans to open a United States base in Miami. In October 2013, Sequoia Capital purchased an interest in Skyscanner that valued the company at $800 million. In June 2014, Skyscanner acquired Youbibi, a travel search engine company based in Shenzhen, China.
In October 2014, Skyscanner acquired the Budapest-based mobile app developer Distinction.
By February 2015, the company employed 600 people, double the employment of 18 months earlier.
In January 2016, the company raised $192 million based on a $1.6 billion valuation for the company.
In November 2016, Trip.com Group (formerly Ctrip) bought Skyscanner for $1.75 billion. Following the sale to Ctrip, Skyscanner’s largest shareholder, SEP, completed its exit from the business.
In 2017, Ctrip bought the Trip.com domain and launched Trip.com. The original platform became a subsidiary of Skyscanner.
In 2020, the company announced that they would be laying off 300 employees after COVID-19 rocked the travel industry. This represented 20 per cent of their staff with two offices in Budapest, Hungary and Sofia, Bulgaria, likely to shut down.
About The Skyscanner Affiliate Program:
Earn a 50% revenue share from traffic sent.
Publishers receive a 50% rev share from traffic sent to their sites which exits onto a partners site.
It means a pay out to you of between £0.07-£0.30 for Flights and £0.30-£0.40 for Car Hire and around £1 for Hotels.
Skyscanner pay commission on exits from their site to partners sites but have the right to remove publishers if the conversion rate of traffic sent to their partners site is low.
Banners, text links and widgets for you to choose from
Direct partnership with Skyscanner is also possible which enables access to their Travel API. Skyscanner selects partners on a case by case, based on relative size of traffic-to-territory, market-proposition and alignment to their market level strategies as an organization. You need to apply if you would like to be considered for access to Skyscanner’s API service.
Permission to use quotations from any article is granted subject to appropriate credit of the source being given by referencing the direct link of the article on Nyongesa Sande. However, reproducing any content on this site without explicit permission is strictly prohibited.
Make sure to check out our social media to keep track of the latest content.
Disclaimer: We aim to present the most accurate information possible. Through this website, you might link to other websites which are not under our control. We have no control over the nature, content and availability of those websites. Inclusion of any links does not necessarily imply a recommendation or endorsement of the views expressed within them. All content on this website is copyright to the website’s owner and all rights are reserved. We take no responsibility for, and will not be liable for, the website being temporarily unavailable due to technical issues beyond our control.