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Guide to sports travel and hotel accommodation

MATCHhotels on Twitter

Posted in  Affiliates by Alex on the June 17th, 2009

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New Affiliate –

Posted in  Affiliates by admin on the March 15th, 2009

We are pleased to announce the latest football site to join the affiliate program: United Lounge is a Manchester United football community and forum for football fans from all over the world to meet and chat.

The message board has comprehensive sections for all current matches as well as a detailed history of Manchester United. They welcome fans from all clubs to talk football.

A strong community spirt has helped this young forum to grow in the past 12 months and they often travel and meet up from different parts of the globe. This new affiliation is seen as a great opportunity to grow their international and domestic member base whilst introducing the benefits of booking travel and accommodation through MATCHhotels.

You can join their community through the website

Site Upgrade – Book Hotels Anywhere!

Posted in  Affiliates by admin on the December 2nd, 2008

Since its launch in August 2007, has been used by sports fans to search, compare and book hotels near sports venues.

On December 1st 2008, a new version of MATCHhotels was released including several enhancements:

  • Upgrades to all pages, particularly individual hotel pages with new tab layout and lots of photos, for example: Jurys Inn Chelsea
  • New ‘Guide’ pages for each sports venue, for example: Chelsea guide
  • New place name (e.g. Islington) and postcode (e.g. N1 9EX) hotel search.

Place name and postcode search are BIG! Our users and affiliate partners are not limited to finding hotels near sports venues any more. MATCHhotels has over 50,000 hotels in 11,000 towns and cities across Europe, all with maps and available for hotel price comparison.Want to go to Palma Nova in Mallorca, Spain? No problem, just go to the ‘Place’ tab and enter ‘Spain’ and ‘Palma Nova’ to see availabile accommodation from 9 different hotel websites.

For UK consumers, January is the biggest time for holiday and hotel booking. We want our affiliates to maximise profits during this busy period and encourage all to add some links to to earn more commission on hotel sales.

Please contact Ben or David via the Affiliates page for more information on this.

Affiliate Banners

Posted in  Affiliates by admin on the November 12th, 2008

Link to MATCHhotels

Link to any page on the website without modifying the URL. The MATCHhotels affiliate tracking system will detect users from your website and credit sales to your account. To verify that tracking is working correctly do this:

  1. Add some links to to your site
  2. Click one of your links and visit
  3. Search for availability on
  4. Login to the Affiliate Area to see your search on the reporting system

Text Links

This spreadsheet lists all sports venues (football stadiums, rugby stadiums, cricket grounds and horse racecourses, etc) on MATCHhotels and will help you create links to all of our pages.


We have put together a range of banners to help affiliates link to our site:

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480 x 120


188 x 300


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120 x 600


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88 x 31


728 x 90


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MATCHhotels Football logo 246x55

MATCHhotels Cricket logo 246x55

MATCHhotels Horse Racing logo 246x55

MATCHhotels Tennis logo 246x55

MATCHhotels Rugby logo 246x55

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120 x 240