Welcome Ministry Affiliates
We launched Ministry of Villas in 2013 after encountering multiple disappointments searching for villas while on holiday ourselves. We learned the hard way how challenging it can be to find the right property.
Ministry of Villas has since grown to become one of the leading villa specialists in Asia. We developed the world’s best villa booking platform and integrated affiliate console to invite partners to share the rewards of inspiring travellers to “stay just one night in a villa and you’ll never stay in a hotel again”.
Join Our Program
Joining Ministry of Villas’ affiliate program is easy and free of charge. You must agree to our Affiliate Agreement when you register and we will review your application. If your application is successful you’ll have access to some of the world’s most stunning villas. You’ll generate commission on all villa bookings that originate from traffic you refer to Ministry of Villas.
Alastair has been at the forefront of the tech industry since the late 90’s and developed Ministry of Villas’ platform, as well as introduced cutting-edge technology to villa owners and property managers.
Sara has 20+ years of hotel management and hospitality experience and runs the company, leading the villa industry’s most experienced team with first-hand knowledge of thousands of villas around the world.
We pride ourselves on inspecting every villa and we only work with property managers of utmost credibility.
The explosion of private accommodation listings online has resulted in a glut of inventory with an overwhelming number of sub-standard properties. We personally inspect every villa and only accept properties that are professionally managed, maintained and meet ‘Ministry Approved’ standards.
We believe it’s the little things that make staying in a villa so special and we provide 5-star service to customers.
The sharing economy and OTA’s often leave guests stranded at airports, as taxi drivers don’t know where villas are located. We have chauffeurs and a concierge team on the ground to deliver door-to-door service, as well as villa specialists with first-hand knowledge to help customers every step of the way.
Best Price Guarantee
We use channel management technology to ensure you are accessing the best prices and accurate availability.
Other websites are riddled with outdated calendars and unreliable prices. We adapted channel management software from the hotel sector to this niche so that dates are 100% accurate and affiliates’ customers get the best price guaranteed (our contracts and system ensures price parity with OTA’s).
We have 2,000+ Ministry Approved villas on our platform and we’re adding new properties every month.
Our focus is the Asia-Pacific region as this is the epicentre of global growth – both in terms of tourism development (supply) and future travellers (demand). Ministry of Villas has offices in Singapore (head office), India, Indonesia, Japan and Australia (co-founders home) and we work with partners to provide ground services in the other countries we operate, including: Cambodia, Fiji, French Polynesia, Maldives, New Zealand, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vanuatu and Vietnam.
We personally inspect every property to ensure the villa appears the same as it appears online, so the customers your refer to us are getting exactly what they pay for!
In addition to arranging airport transfers, we organise any other services required.
We help plan day trips, pre-stock the fridge, arrange babysitters, children’s equipment, birthday cakes, restaurant bookings and other ‘must haves’.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why work with us?
There are a lot of questionable companies out there, especially listing properties on sharing economy websites. We personally inspect and approve every villa and only accept properties that are professionally managed, maintained and meet ‘Ministry Approved’ standards. We ensure the villa appears the same as the images online so you and the customers you refer are getting exactly what you they for.
Which villas shall I recommend?
Please use the website as a customer would, utilising ‘Be Inspired’ or ‘Search Dates’ functionality. Enter the location, number of guests, budget etc. to narrow down options. When you find a property that you want to promote, simply copy / paste the URL and add your affiliate ID to the end of the link. Please refer to the instructions provided within the affiliate console for more details.
How does your search tool work?
Our unique ‘Be Inspired’ functionality allows customers to find villas that perfectly suit their specific needs, style and personality. Build your own customised collection of villas and send the custom link to your audience. We have detailed information on every villa displayed and real-time rates and availability.
Do you have the best rates?
Yes! We have fully inclusive rates so there are no hidden fees or surprises. Most websites are riddled with out-of-date calendars, inaccurate prices and require back-and-forth emails – we adapted inventory and channel management software from the hotel sector to this niche so that dates are 100% accurate every time and our affiliates and customers get the best price guaranteed (our contracts and system ensures price parity with OTA’s such as Booking.com, Expedia etc).
How do you track my referrals?
The challenge with tracking bookings for villa rentals is customers often take several weeks (or months) between inspiration and conversion. Ministry of Villas has pioneered a multi-database, multi-device tracking solution that registers the first time a visitor makes contact with our team and reconciles this event with conversions up to six months later, independent of standard cookie-based tracking protocol (which is also used to track visitors across MoV websites).
What is the commission offered?
We offer a commission on all villas, excluding local tax and services. Please note the tax and services can vary depending on the villa – contact our team to learn more about the commission structure.
When is commission awarded?
Commission is awarded to your account after the customer has checked-out of the villa.
When do I get paid?
Ministry of Villas pays affiliates at the end of each month. Your commission owning balance must be greater than USD $100 for a payout.
How do I receive payment?
You can elect to receive your commission payout via international bank transfer (TransferWise) in the currency you prefer or via PayPal.
Do I earn commission on concierge services?
No. Villas are the only commissionable product available at this point in time.
What happens if the customer I refer cancels?
If your customer cancels their booking the commission assigned to that booking will be rejected, according to our Terms & Conditions.
What is Ministry Approved?
All of our villas have been personally inspected and approved by our villa specialists to make sure you customer receives exactly what they have paid for. We aim to make finding the perfect villa for our partners a rewarding and reassuring experience.
Ministry of Villas is passionate about delivering exceptional service. We believe it’s the little things that make commercial relationships develop into strong partnerships.
We would be delighted to discuss the opportunity of working together in more detail. Please complete the application form on our Affiliate Console page or let us know your contact details below, with your preferred day and time to speak, and one of our team will get in contact with you.