Affiliate Program Policies, Terms, & Conditions
For 50 years Apple Vacations has provided the most value in vacations to millions of people. Apple Vacation’s mission statement is to provide the ultimate beginning to end vacation experience for its customers. We’re one of the largest international travel providers in the U.S.
A few details about our affiliate program:
- Earn 1% Commission on Vacation Packages (minimum air + hotel combined)
- 30 Day Referral Period / Cookie Duration
- Commissions Paid Upon Completion of Travel Dates (not when it’s booked)
For more details, terms, and conditions, please review the information below as well as our Terms & Conditions on CJ Affiliate.
We look forward to a successful partnership.
Privacy & Security
Protected SEM Bidding
Protected Terms & Phrases: Branded keywords (terms and phrases) are off limits to Affiliates and include, but are not limited to: Apple, Apple Vacation, Apple Vacations, Apple Vacation Packages, Apple Vacations Deals, Apple All Inclusive, Apple Cancun Vacations, www.applevacations.com, www.apple.com, Apple Cozumel Packages, Apple Caribbean Packages, Apple Cancun Packages, etc.
This includes possible misspellings, abbreviations, terms, and phrases identical to the restricted trade name but use the wrong case and the merging of the restricted trade name with other terms, words or phrases.
Negative Matching for Protected Keywords
Affiliates are required to use, as negative keywords, the “AppleVacations” trade name and trademarked terms and phrases in all paid advertising campaigns to include pay per click (PPC) and cost per click (CPC).
Affiliates are required to use the protected terms and phrases as negative broad match keywords. Negative keywords are a feature of PPC / CPC systems that block an advertiser’s ad being shown on the search results page when the user includes / uses the negative keyword or phrase within their query. Failure to add forbidden terms as negative keywords is a violation of the terms of the program.
Recommended SEM Bidding Keywords
Destination Examples (i.e. "Cancun vacations", "Cancun getaway", and "Cancun hotels"):
"Destination / activity" vacation(s), trip(s), travel, getaway(s), resort(s), and hotel(s)
Activity Examples (Can also substitute vacation(s) with trip(s) and travel)
Getaway(s), Gaming vacation(s), Spa vacation(s), Family vacation(s), Golf vacation(s), Diving vacation(s), Romantic vacation(s), Ski vacation(s), Cultural vacation(s), Luxury vacation(s), Dining vacation(s), Adventure vacation(s), Shopping vacation(s), and Sports vacation(s)
Prohibited SEM Display URL Content
Affiliates are not authorized to incorporate into any paid advertising the URL of Apple Vacations (www.applevacations.com). These restrictions include all links used for search engine marketing and paid advertising campaigns.
Affiliates utilizing search engine marketing and/or pay per click campaigns are not authorized to link directly to Apple Vacations web site through search engines; this refers to PPC / CPC keyword or text ad destination URL's as well as display URL’s. Links within search engines must direct visitors to the publisher's web site, without redirects, and not to Apple Vacations.
Prohibited SEM Ad Copy Content
Affiliates are not authorized to incorporate into any paid advertising the Apple Vacations brand or the URL of Apple Vacations (www.applevacations.com). These restrictions include all links used for search engine marketing and paid advertising campaigns.
Creative, Copy & Content: Affiliates are not authorized to exploit creative, copy, or content from the Apple Vacations web site for use within their own websites. This includes search engine marketing and pay per click campaigns. Any publisher found utilizing Apple Vacations creative, copy, or content will be removed from our CJ Affiliate Program.
Special Instructions for Search Marketing Publishers
Search Engine Marketing (SEM) Policy: Affiliates engaging in Search Engine Marketing to include Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and /or pay per click advertising (PPC) to promote Apple Vacations are not authorized to bid on keywords incorporating the "Apple Vacations" trade name (A.K.A. branded terms) or any variation there-of.
Outside Technologies: Affiliates are not allowed to use any outside technology to access, crawl, acquire, copy, "deep-link," “inline-link” or "page-scrape." This includes the use of "robots," "spiders" or other automated devices.
Website Cloning, Branding, & Self-Promotion: Affiliate sites may not divert or pull internet traffic away from Applevacations.com. Affiliate domain names can not contain any variation of the words Apple Vacations at any time, nor can the site resemble Applevacations.com. Affiliates caught using outside technologies to compromise Applevacations.com infrastructure and resources will be terminated from the program.
Affiliates are only allowed to link and promote their own web site/brand through search engines, not Apple Vacations. Failure to add forbidden terms as negative keywords is a violation of the terms of the program. Affiliates are not allowed to use any outside technology to access, crawl, acquire, copy, "deep-link," “inline-link” or "page-scrape." This includes the use of "robots", "spiders" or other automated devices.
- First Offense: Affiliate will receive notification from Apple Vacations and will be given one week to comply.
- Second Offense: Affiliate will be removed from the program.
Right of Termination: Apple Vacations reserves the right to terminate any Affiliate from this program for any reason. Should this agreement be terminated you must immediately remove all links to Applevacations.com from your web site.
Prohibited Web Site Content, Coupons, & Promotion Codes: Affiliates may only use coupons and/or promotion codes provided through the affiliate program via CJ Affiliate (those that are not excluded or exclusive). Affiliates are only authorized to advertise coupons and/or promotion codes that are found within CJ Affiliate (those that are not excluded or exclusive).
Sales generated through unauthorized coupons and promotion codes are not commissionable. Affiliate agrees to remove any coupon and promotion code from its website upon the request of Apple Vacations. Toolbars, browser extensions, adware, and spyware are not permitted. Forcing clicks is not allowed.
Unacceptable Web Sites: Each application and web site must go through a rigorous application review process. Applications will be evaluated to determine affiliate partnerships that best fit with Apple Vacations' business model, marketing goals, and objectives. The acceptance or decline of any applicant is at Apple Vacations sole discretion for any reason. This includes applications for sites that contain explicit content that could be classified as defamatory, sexually explicit, violent, or do not in our discretion maintain a reasonable standard of performance or quality. All applicants will be notified of their acceptance or rejection.
Use of Logos, Trademarks, & Links in Web Sites: This policy also covers the use of the "Apple Vacations" trade name links provided by Apple Vacations through CJ Affiliate. Approved Affiliates may use the links, ad banners, graphics, and logos provided via the CJ Affiliate interface. These creative materials provided by Apple Vacations through CJ Affiliate may only be used within approved Affiliate web sites, not within search engines or pay per click campaigns. Use of any other content (images, logos, text or screenshots) from Applevacations.com without prior written approval is strictly prohibited.
Apple Vacations makes available the HTML code which provides special tagged links to the Applevacations.com pages. These links include tracking codes which determine commission fees. As the Affiliate, you must ensure each of the links between your web site and Applevacations.com are tagged links. Apple Vacations will not be responsible for lost commissions due to non-tagged link usage.
Additional Promotional Methods
Social Media: Affiliates are permitted to promote Applevacations.com via Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, or any other social media platform, however, we request that affiliates use @AppleVacations in all posts.
Non-Commissionable Items: Commission is excluding taxes and fees. Sales generated through unauthorized coupons / promotion codes are not commissionable. Commissionable bookings are for flight+hotel packages with/without activities and/or car rentals. Flight-only, hotel-only, activities-only, and car-only bookings are not commissionable.
Coupons & Promotional Codes: Publishers may only use coupons and promotional codes that are provided exclusively through the affiliate program / CJ Affiliate platform (those that are not excluded or exclusive).
Cash Back Publisher Policy: ALL rebates must be in the form of cash back and no rebate can be given at the time of purchase.
Special Instructions: Non-authorized coupons and promotional codes include site-wide, otherwise publicly available offers. If a publisher is found promoting unauthorized coupons and promotional codes, Apple Vacations will reverse commissions.
Information current as of 11/11/19