Why should I participate in the property referral programme?
There are three main reasons why it pays to participate:
- You will receive €50 for successful referrals
- Your referrals will receive five commission-free bookings
- There will be more accommodation options for travelers around the world
What does my referral get for signing up through my link?
New properties that join through your link will pay no commission on their first five bookings. It also offers them an easy and flexible way to earn extra money.
Who can participate in this programme?
Any affiliate partner is free to participate in the programme. Participation will not impact any of your other existing affiliate products.
Note: during the current beta phase, only France, Germany, Spain, The Netherlands and Italy will be able to partake. We plan to roll it out soon!
Which kind of properties are eligible for payment through the programme?
Any type of property is eligible, whether it’s a home, apartment, hotel or anything in between. Before a property will receive their reward, they will need to undergo Booking.com’s standard verification checks, open their property to guests within 30 days, and receive a booking within 90 days.
How do I sign up?
Sign in to the Partner Center here and we’ll walk you through the steps.
How is my payment calculated?
Payments are calculated by the number of properties that receive a booking within 90 days of opening to guests. For each property referred that meets this criteria, you will receive €50 and they will receive five commission-free bookings.
When will I receive my payment?
Payments will be calculated in the first week and submitted by the third week of the month. For the beta phase of this programme, you will receive a credit slip separate from your other affiliate commission payments. Once you have a commission payment available, we will update the table at the bottom of the page with details on how you can input the details to the bank account we will make the payment to.
What is my responsibility as an affiliate partner referring properties?
You don’t have to worry about who you share your link with, as your details will not be connected to their referral if they sign up. Once they click your link, we will support them throughout the process of creating their listing.
What are the conditions for new properties joining Booking.com?
In order for both you and your referral to receive a reward, the listing created must be brand new to Booking.com. A property is considered new to Booking.com only if their listing creates a new record within our system. No other listings or existing accounts (regardless of status) can exist for a property at the same address.
Past properties that have been closed due to legal or commercial reasons are not able to participate.
For both parties to receive a reward, the referral must:
- Open their property to guests within 30 days of starting the process of creating a listing
- Comply with the relevant Accommodation Agreement (including applicable general delivery terms)
- Receive at least one booking by a non-related guest within 90 days of opening their property. The guest may not be in any way related to or connected with the property.
I would like to refer people by word of mouth or by distributing materials offline – is this possible?
Yes, it is possible to take your referral efforts offline. You can print your link on flyers, cards, or any other medium you think will attract referrals.
How can I share feedback or bugs I find in the programme?
As this programme is currently in beta, we encourage you to share any feedback or bugs you encounter. Anything you’d like to share can be submitted here.