Rights and disclaimers
The information you will find on Pack The Suitcases is all correct at the time of writing and is intended for general informational purposes. Some of my posts are now quite old, so I cannot guarantee that everything is still correct. Ain’t nobody got time for that.
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Pack The Suitcases is a participant in the Booking.com Affiliate Programme, the Amazon Associates Programme and Awin, advertising methods designed to provide a means for me to earn fees by linking to things for you to buy through affiliated sites, mostly hotels, B&Bs and apartments. So this covers various sites, including: Hotels.com UK, Booking.com (UK), Laterooms.com UK, lastminute.com, Trivago UK, and KAYAK UK.
Any £ made through these links would be great and would make it less painful every time I have to pay for Pack The Suitcases’ hosting and fees, if I actually earned any. So far, I have earned a grand total of £0. Going really well.
Whether I use an affiliate link or not, all opinions are my own. I don’t link to any hotels etc that I wouldn’t recommend to one of my mates.
Privacy and GDPR compliance
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Pack The Suitcases does not and will not sell (or buy) personal data.
Any data gathered on Pack The Suitcase is only used to make the site better for you. I use Google Analytics, which collects cookies and logs your information so that I know how many people view the site, what my popular posts are, and which posts no one is interested in (most of them TBH).
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