Disclosure Statement

Backpacker Travel is a travel website operating under the business name ‘The Boutique Traveler’. Its purpose is to entertain and inform readers about different forms of travel styles, experiences and working abroad. It also offers opinions and reviews of certain travel specific products and services.

In 2009 the FTC required bloggers to provide disclosures whenever there could be hidden interests or unspoken biases related to recommendations.

Backpacker Travel does accept certain forms of paid advertising, sponsorship, and affiliate partnerships. This site may also accept free products, services, travel, event tickets and other forms of compensation from third parties.

We believe in transparency of opinion, association and source. Any compensation received may impact the advertising content as well as the topics presented on this site. That content will always be clearly identified as paid, sponsored or partner content.

Product/Service Reviews

Backpacker Travel may be compensated to provide an opinion or review on products, services, websites and other matters. However, irrespective of the receiving compensation or not, Backpacker Travel will always give its truthful opinion, findings, beliefs and experiences on those matters. The views and opinions expressed are those of their respective authors. Any representation made about a product, service or other matter should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party responsible for the matter in question.

Travel Offers

Backpacker Travel may receive compensation for any deal listed in the Travel Offers section of this site. This compensation can be split into two distinct partnership groups that are mutually exclusive (ie. Backpacker Travel will receive an Affiliate Commission OR Paid Listing Fee, but not both

1. Affiliate Commission

Backpacker Travel will receive a small commission when a user makes a purchase through a partner site when clicking on the ‘Get Deal’ link, or using an associated discount code. Any cost or associated discount the user receives is not penalized.

Backpacker Travel also provides a third party integration for the following booking services:

Accommodation Search widget is provided by HotelsCombined
Flight Search widget is provided by DoHop
Travel Insurance widget is provided by World Nomads

Any issues relating to search results or bookings made through any of these integrations should be directed to the relevant provider.

2. Paid Listing Fee

If an associated company is unable to offer an affiliate commission, a paid listing fee will be received by Backpacker Travel.

The incentives listed above are mutually exclusive (ie. Backpacker Travel will receive an Affiliate Commission OR Paid Listing Fee, but not both)

Wanderlist Booking Partnerships

Where possible, Backpacker Travel partners with relevant service providers for each location listed in a Wanderlist. Backpacker Travel receives a listing/insertion fee from any provider listed as ‘OUR BOOKING PARTNER’.

This will not affect the pricing a user pays when booking through the link provided.

Backpacker Travel does its best to ensure a high level of quality control, it is important that users do their own research before making a booking with any provider listed on this site.

Disclosure Notice last updated on 22nd December 2016.