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Disclosure statement

What is The Big Bus?

The Big Bus tour and travel guide is an Australian travel portal, travel blog and online retailer of tours and travel experiences. We provide general information about tours and travel destinations and we offer a variety of tours, experiences and attraction tickets for purchase on our website. We do not operate any tours of our own. All tours and experiences are operated by third party providers and suppliers.

How we derive income

The Big Bus tour and travel guide derives income from paid advertising, sponsorship, affiliate partnerships and product sales. We may also accept free products, services, travel, and other forms of compensation from third parties in return for exposure on our website and social media channels (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube). However, irrespective of receiving compensation or not, we endeavour to provide a realistic and reasonable opinion or appraisal of the matter involved. The views and opinions expressed on our website are those of The Big Bus tour and travel guide and may differ from the views and opinions of the actual service or product provider.

We receive income in the following ways:

Tour sales

We receive a commission when you book a tour through The Big Bus tour and travel guide. The commission may be provided by the tour operator or a third party booking engine such as Viator (in which case, Viator’s booking terms and conditions apply to the booking). For tours booked directly on our website, these booking terms and conditions apply.

Tour reviews

We provide editorial reviews of many of the Australian tours we sell on our website, and in some instances we are paid a fee to write the story. However, we endeavor to provide a fair and honest appraisal of the activity. It’s our experience that most tour providers work hard to provide a worthwhile experience, and most act in good faith. In the event that we experience an activity that we do not believe provides good value for money, then we will decline any payment and that activity will be removed from our website.

Affiliate commissions

The Big Bus tour and travel guide receives a small commission when users make a purchase through our site by clicking on certain embedded links. That cost is born by the service provider and is not passed on to the user. We currently have affiliate partnerships in place with Viator, I Want That Flight, DriveAway Holidays, InsureandGo and iVenture.

Display advertising

The Big Bus tour and travel guide displays advertising generated by the Google Adsense Network. We receive a small payment per click.

Sponsored editorial posts

From time to time we publish editorial posts provided by third parties in return for a fee. We endeavor to ensure these posts are relevant to our readership and we clearly state that the post was provided by a third party.

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