Peak Season in The Travel Sector and Discussing The New Publisher Board

Jan 17, 09:58 AM

The first episode of 2020 is live now and we get things started in the new decade with a couple of in-depth discussions with three leading industry figures.

The first episode of 2020 is live now and we get things started in the new decade with a couple of in-depth discussions with three leading industry figures.
 
First up, Rob Davinson, Awin's Content Analyst, discusses the state of the travel sector in the affiliate channel with Colin Carter, Director of the travel site Weather2Travel, and also Maria Chatterton-White of the tours and activities specialist, Viator. We get the respective views of a publisher and an advertiser working in the travel sector on some of the challenges they face in today’s climate, and what particular nuances of the travel sector can play out in the affiliate industry.
 
Kevin Edwards, Awin's Strategy Director, then speaks to Kate Knight, attending in her capacity as a representative of the newly-formed Publisher Board in the UK. The Publisher Board is a new working group of affiliates representing a variety of different websites in the UK that have come together to advocate for improving standards in the channel and building partnerships. Kate discusses the Board’s recently released Best Practice Guidelines for Advertisers, their aims as a working body and how they hope to achieve progress on some of the long-standing issues that affiliates have faced operating in the digital industry.
 
This month’s episode also looks forward to the imminent release of the brand new Awin Report 2020 at Affiliate Summit West. You can find out more about Awin’s presence at the annual industry conference in Las Vegas and the various talks we’ll be giving here.  If you can’t make it, then you’ll be able to view a digital interactive copy of the Awin Report on January 29th on the Market Insights section of the website.