The Local Tourist provides tons of information about places to go and things to do. It is and always will be free to use, but we’ve also got to keep the lights on. To that end we form relationships with various companies. Because TLT is your site, we carefully select companies that we think are a good match. We also let you know when there’s some sort of arrangement. Here’s how:
If you see an asterisk * next to a link, it means that we’ve got an affiliate relationship with the company on the other side. If you click on that link and buy something, be it a ticket to an event or pre-paid parking or what have you, we get a little bit in return. It’s that company’s way of saying “Thank you” to us for sending them your business.
There are banner ads sprinkled throughout The Local Tourist. We’re compensated for those either by the number of times they’re seen or if you click on them. These advertisers are based on the content on the page, or (in the case of Adsense ads) on your search history. If you ever see one that’s offensive to you, please contact us and let us know.
Any text ads are prefaced with “Ad:”.
If you subscribe to our emails you’ll receive invitations to cool event or offers from one of our vetted partners. These are typically sent on Tuesdays but may also be sent on other days of the week. We also include one ad in the weekly newsletter of things to do and in our News & Views digest. One of our selected things to do for the weekend may be sponsored. If it is it will be indicated by an asterisk * next to the link.
We also share affiliate and client links on Twitter, Facebook, and other social media platforms. When we do, we’ll use either #aff (affiliate) or #cl (client) to denote the relationship.
You can request our advertising options here.
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