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WAVEJourney.com Disclosure Statement
Welcome to the WAVE Journey website and blog.
Our goal is to provide fellow travellers with recommendations of products, destinations, services, businesses, cruises, restaurants, resorts, hotels and all things travel-related. We offer our opinions and recommendations based on our own personal experience. We also share with you the tips, suggestions, recommendations and reports of independent travellers that provide us with content that they deem worthy of sharing. Our aim is to provide you with articles that will inspire you to travel and try new products for yourself. Only you can decide if any particular product, cruise, destination, resort, etc., is right for you or if you care to experience it.
We do not allow any influence by an outside source (such as a sponsor, media trip, product used for testing and review, free travel, etc) to compromise our integrity or influence our articles and reviews. We feel that over the years, our readers have learned that they can trust our recommendations – but only you can make that judgement.
Hotels, cruise lines, destinations, product companies, tour companies, etc. do support WAVEJourney.com and WAVEJourneyblog.com.
Some questions you may have:
Q: Do cruise lines, hotels, companies, destinations, etc. ever pay us to write specific articles?
Q: Do outside sources ever dictate what we write?
A: Not a chance. No way. No How!
Q: Do companies ever ask us to remove stories that they may not like from our web site?
A: It hasn’t happened yet and if it did we wouldn’t anyway.
Q: Do we filter negative blog comments?
A: No. To keep spam at bay we do moderate comments before they are published.
Sometimes we travel for free or at a discount. Sometimes we receive products for free, at a discount or as loaners. Sometimes we get invited for a free meal, activity or event. Sometimes we accept products from suppliers, for the express purpose of a giveaway, sweepstakes, or contest. This is regularly accepted practice throughout the industry but we’d be remiss not to spell it out here. This is typical of the industry we are in and assists us to keep the website and blog going – otherwise, we wouldn’t be able to afford to continue.
Only you – the reader – can be the judge of whether you feel that you can trust our reviews and articles. But, we are not going to recommend anything that we wouldn’t pay full price for ourselves.
We encourage you to email us with your comments, suggestions, tips and recommendations. We also invite you to subscribe to our free monthly newsletter from the sign-up box below.
Cheers and happy travels!
Vivienne Chapleo & Jill Hoelting
Co-Founders – WAVEJourney.com & WAVEJourneyblog.com
Need to contact us? Email: wjnewsletter(@)ymail(.)com
This policy is valid from 1 October 2009
The WAVE Journey website and WAVE Journey blog are written by the co-founders and a number of unpaid contributors. The WAVE Journey website accepts forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions or other forms of compensation. The WAVE Journey blog accepts other forms of compensation.
The compensation received will never influence the content, topics or posts made in either the website or blog. All WAVE Journey blog advertising is in the form of advertisements generated by a third party ad network. All WAVE Journey website advertising is in the form of third party ad networks, sponsorships or through other forms of compensation.
The owners of the WAVE Journey website and blog are not compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics. The views and opinions expressed on the WAVE Journey website and blog are purely the owners. If we claim or appear to be experts on a certain topic or product or service area, we will only endorse products or services that we believe, based on our expertise, are worthy of such endorsement. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer or provider.
This website and blog does not contain any content which might present a conflict of interest.