Thank you for your interest in advertising on Travel Writers Exchange.
We accept graphic advertising for our banner and sidebar, and text-link ads for our footer.
At the present time we don’t accept sponsored posts, nor in-content text links, but will accept single-post end-of-content graphic or text link ads.
We reserve the right to decline proposed ads for any reason. Generally speaking as long as an ad is deemed by us to be of value or interest to our readers, and in keeping with the intention of the site, ads are approved. We do not promote travel suppliers or destinations with graphic ads, but travel sellers, CVBs and Tourist Boards may purchase footer links.
Please read the Notes section and be sure that your ad is approved before payment is made.
Currently our Advertising rates are as follows:
- Sidebar: 125×125 ad: $50 per month for random placement - appears on all pages
- Sidebar: 125×125 ad: $65 per month for guaranteed placement in one of the top 2 spots of either column or top 4 spots of left column, your choice - appears on all pages
- Sidebar: 300×250 large ad: $250 per month - appears on all pages
- Top Banner: 468×60 rectangle ad: $300 per month exclusive use OR $30 per month for shared use (see note #1 below)
- Footer Text Link ads:
- Appearing on Home Page Only:
- Text link only, no surrounding unlinked text (may use keyword or short keyword phrase if desired): $25 per month – appears on all pages
- Text link with surrounding paragraph of unlinked text, up to 15 words or 100 characters, whichever is less: $35 per month – appears on all pages
- Appearing on all pages site-wide:
- Text link only, no surrounding unlinked text (may use keyword or short keyword phrase if desired): $40 per month – appears on all pages
- Text link with surrounding paragraph of unlinked text, up to 15 words or 100 characters, whichever is less: $50 per month – appears on all pages
- The top banner spot (468×60 rectangular ad) is filled with randomly displayed ads in any month for which no single advertiser purchases exclusive use of the space (thus, if you purchase that space, only your ad will be shown for any month purchased). Alternatively, you can elect to purchase shared use of that space for only $30 per month, meaning that your Ad will be randomly shown along with no more than 10-12 other advertisements at each page refresh (each time a page is served a single Ad will randomly be selected and shown on that page).
- All Ads must be approved before payment is made. Once approved, all Ad purchases are payable via PayPal only and must be paid in advance before Ads will be displayed.
- Discounts are available for long-term pre-paid advertising: 15% discount for six-month pre-paid ads, 20% for one-year pre-paid ads.
- Simple animation is allowed in graphic ads but no flash. Please keep in mind that if an animated graphic is too garish or annoying (as determined by TWE), it may be declined, as many studies indicate that site visitors dislike ugly animated ads, and we do not want to drive site visitors away.
- Once an Ad is approved, both the creative (image) and landing page must not be changed without prior approval. If either the creative or the landing page are changed without prior notice, TWE reserves the right to remove the Ad without pro-rating the payment made (this will in almost all cases only be invoked if the changes are found to be offensive or contrary to the interests or purpose of TWE).
- TWE reserves the right to decline to accept any Ad. If payment has been made prior to Ad approval, a full refund will be initiated within five (5) business days (thus allowing time to modify an Ad to obtain approval).
If you’re interested in pursuing advertising opportunities with Travel Writers Exchange, please contact us via email at Advertising@Travel-Writers-Exchange.com.