Get the review templates that helped us get £1000+ of free travel

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If you are looking to break into sponsored travel then ideally you need to build up a review section on your website. This is the most effective and quickest way to begin earning free travel in the form of hotel stays, free excursion passes, free food, free flights and so on. You can learn more about how we managed to do this in a really short amount of time and get copies of our review templates for free that helped us get there.

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Why review?

Some bloggers do not like to offer a full post to a brand. I don’t mind doing that. It is very valuable to a brand for so many reasons. The main reason is they have a permanent piece of advertising on your blog with links back to their website and social media pages.

Tip read: Travel Sponsorship Course

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Add reviews of places you have already stayed

If you decide to review hotels or places you have already been you can add in your own affiliate links and possible make money off any bookings made via your review. Adding these reviews shows brands what you can offer, while adding more pages for Google to send people back to your site – a win-win if you ask me.

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Our templates

We began adding reviews of previous visits not too long ago. We then began to see that brands were interested in using us to represent their hotel and so far we have saved thousands of pounds on hotel stays an excursions because of our awesome review templates!
We stick to the same templates each time because it makes writing easier for us, and it also shows brands what they can expect from us if we create a partnership with them. Consistency is key.
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19 Comments

  • I have recently learnt that a review section is required on a blog. I was originally going to set it up through destinations but a partner requested a review section too. Another advantage of a review section is that potential sponsors will see what your reviewing ability is and the standard of your photos etc.. I’m sure your template really helps with this.

    • A lot of ours are just previous paid stays at this time. We decided to review brands for a bit of exposure for them – nothing in return. Great practise for us too

  • A handy template for people who aren’t that well versed in reviewing hotels yet! Hey, it’s also helpful for those of us who have done this a few times. A great resource!

  • This is something that I’ve got to get around to doing. I must take some photos of places we stay before the kids run riot and mess up the room… I’m glad that it’s working well for you guys. Thanks for the motivation!

  • Great info. I also have a review section on my travel blog for the same purpose. Many brands showed interest and I finally had to create this section. Sponsored travel, of course is a win win situation for both bloggers and brands.

  • I also have a review section on my blog and I get a lot of potential clients by showing my past work. I always keep my reviews honest and that is something that resonates with my readers and my clients. It is always a good idea.

  • This is a brilliant idea for anyone who’s interested in writing a review. I just downloaded the copy. It is organized. I am sure that anyone who’s going to follow this will provide a coherent review.

    Iza c/o Fill My Passport

    • Thanks for checking it out! We tried to make it really consistent across all types of review. This way brands know what to expect when they work with you

  • This is such a great tip for budding travel bloggers. Like you said, it is important because brands know what to expect from you! As long as you stick to your honest opinion, I think the authenticity will show through and more brands will want to work with you!

  • Admiring the commitment you put into your blog and in depth information you provide. It’s good to come across a blog every once in a while that isn’t the same unwanted rehashed material. Wonderful read! I’ve saved your site and I’m including your RSS feeds to my Google account.

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