Welcome to my disclosure policy. I have a close relationship with my readers, so I want every reader to feel comfortable that they know exactly how I earn money from the website. Without your support, I wouldn’t be able to keep researching, writing and posting the information that I do – and this information, I hope, gives people the confidence and information they need to travel and step outside of their comfort zones.
ASA, CAP & CMA Disclosure
As advised by the The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), Committee of Advertising Practice (CAP) and the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), I’m using this section to let you know about how I earn money from the website.
This involves any financial relationships I have with third parties such as tourism boards, hotels, tour organisers or travel brands – including any gifts, sponsored posts, or hosted stays. As a reader (or consumer), you also have to know how to stay informed of any financial relationships.
Below are the ways I make money from Escape Artist Katie:
Most of my posts contain affiliate links. If you click on an affiliate link on my blog and this leads you to purchase a product, I will earn a small commission of the sale at no extra cost to you. There is no obligation for you to click on an affiliate link or to purchase a product, unless you want to.
At the start of my blog posts, I write a small disclaimer explaining that the post may contain affiliate links, and link to my disclosure policy.
Affiliate Schemes on my Blog:
I work with the following companies as an affiliate:
Booking.com: I recommend hotels, hostels and other accommodation for your itinerary. If you book accommodation after clicking my affiliate links, I earn a small commission.
Hostelword: I recommend good-quality hostels for your itinerary. If you book accommodation after clicking my affiliate links, I earn a small commission.
Homestay: I recommend homestays as a great authentic accommodation option. If you book a homestay after clicking my affiliate links, I earn a small commission.
GetYourGuide: Sometimes, I recommend or advertise tours that are relevant to the article you’re reading or the destination you’re visiting. This may be in the form of an affiliate link or an active widget. If you book a tour or experience after clicking a link or widget, I will earn a small commission.
Agoda: I recommend hotels, hostels and other accommodation for your itinerary. If you book accommodation after clicking my affiliate links, I earn a small commission.
TrustedHousesitters: I recommend TrustedHousesitters as a way to travel the world for free by housesitting and/or petsitting. If you click the affiliate link and sign up to the website, I will earn a small commission of the fee.
Bluehost: I recommend Bluehost for anyone starting their first website. If you sign up, I earn a small commission.
Staysure: I recommend Staysure as a comprehensive, budget-friendly travel insurance for single or multiple trips per year. If you purchase the travel insurance after clicking on the affiliate links, I will earn a small commission.
SafetyWing: I recommend SafetyWing as a good travel insurance for digital nomads or remote workers. If you purchase the travel insurance after clicking on the affiliate links, I will earn a small commission.
Once you have purchased a product from my affiliate links, I, Katie Treharne or the website Escape Artist Katie, is not liable or responsible for the quality of the product or the customer’s satisfaction. The support, review or return of that product must be arranged with the third party in question.
Sponsored products, gifts, and hosted stays
As a travel blogger, I sometimes work with a tourism board or brand to formulate ideas about and showcase their destination to my readers. In exchange, the costs of the trip will be fully or partially covered by the tourism board or brand. I may or may not receive an additional payment for the trip too.
Brands I work with may include tourism boards, hotels, hostels, homestays, restaurants, tourist attractions, and transport or tour companies.
At the bottom of my post, I will always disclose when or if I receive a sponsored stay or product, whether this is a full or partial sponsor.