In order to pay our website costs and as well as create new content, we have advertisements and affiliate links. We try and be as transparent as possible regarding advertisements and affiliate links on our website.
Below you can read more about why we have advertisements, affiliate links and accept sponsorship with information on particular brands we work with.
Why do we have ads, affiliate links and take sponsorship
Before we go into all these revenue sources here is why we need to do this:
- So as to pay writers for new articles.
- To cover the cost of hosting our website, as well as a CDN (content delivery network) and other associated costs with website hosting.
- To allow us to invest in templates, themes and software.
- So as to pay for graphics and photo imagery as required.
- To pay any team members
Our main provider of advertising is using the Google Display Network “Google Adsense” – you’ll find these adverts throughout our site in the sidebar, and within articles. Where we have these articles you’ll see the text “Advertisement” either above or below the advert. If you click on these and make a purchase we’ll then get a fee and we also make a little income from impressions.
To create a better and more relevant experience we have disabled all sensitive topics so you shouldn’t see anything regarding cosmetic surgery, drugs, borrowing money etc. If you do happen to come across an advert that upsets or offends you then please let us know and we’ll consider putting in a request not to show that ad again.
Adverts can be personalized which means you may see ads based on your search history. If you’re using the Chrome browser then visit support.google.com/ads/answer/2662922?hl=en-GB to learn how you can disable personalised ads. Please note this would also affect all pages you visit across the web that uses Google Adsense/Display Network.
Affiliate links are urls within our site and if you click these they direct you to another website which will often sell products or services. Should you then make a purchase then we get a small commission. On pages that include affiliate links you should see a yellow banner highlighting this at the top of the page before the start of the article, however, we recommend assuming that any link to a product or service from our website may be an affiliate link where we could get a commission. Before making any purchases we also recommend you read the full product description as well as reviews to ensure you’re making the best decision for you.
A few affiliate programmes we work with include:
- Crystal Ski
- Expedia – via Stay22
- G Adventures
- Italia Rail
- Love Holidays
- WP Rocket
…and various others. If you click on a link and it takes you to a product or service page and you make a purchase then it’s best to assume we may get a commission.
You are also free to not click on our links and instead just head over to services we mention by typing or pasting in the brand. This would mean we don’t get a commission and there are no hard feelings – our website is designed to help and inspire you afterall.
travelanddestinations.com is also a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.
We only recommend products and services that we have either used or trust and would never recommend anything which we don’t believe in. However what you purchase is entirely your decision so please do your due diligence when spending your money.
To reiterate we have ads so as to run this website and invest in content and improvements to the site infrastructure. Without this income then this wouldn’t be possible.
Should you decide to make a purchase via advertisements you see on our site, or through an affiliate link then this is your decision and we are not liable whatsoever for any problems (if any) that you may have as a result.
Thank you for your understanding and support and we hope you find our content helpful.