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Understanding affiliate links

Time Out’s policy on affiliate links


Like many publications, Time Out includes affiliate links in some pieces of content. These links enable our users to buy/book via the primary vendor for products we’re writing about – whether that’s buying tickets for an event, booking a venue or purchasing a product. These links do not influence the content that we produce. 

What is an affiliate link?
A trackable link that leads from Time Out to one of our partner websites. The unique tracking code on each URL lets the partner website know where each user has come from.

Why does Time Out use them?
Primarily because we want to make it easier for users to experience the world’s best cities, but we also receive a small commission from any bookings or purchases made via our affiliated partners. These include direct booking companies such as and an automatic affiliate link creator called Skimlinks, which connects various publications with thousands of retailers.

Affiliate links are not the same as paid-for content. For more information about this please visit our page on promoted content.

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