The World Travel Girl Blog, www.theworldtravelgirl.com is a travel blog owned by Melanie Seneviratne. All opinions are my own and do not reflect the opinions of any other person or organization, unless explicitly stated. I am committed to safeguarding the privacy of its visitors and users.

Personal information such as your name and email address may be collected if you submit them yourself. This may occur by leaving a comment, subscribing to the email newsletter or by submitting a contact form. Information won’t be collected unless voluntarily submitted by you.

Certain information may be automatically collected about you and the device you’re accessing the Website with. Our site may log your IP address, referring site, which pages you’ve viewed along with the dates/times you accessed this Website. Actions, such as links clicked, may be collected as well.

Cookies are another element of The World Travel Girl Blog which can store data. A cookie is a small text file which is sent to your computer or mobile device (referred to in this policy as a “device”) by the web server so that a website can remember some information about your browsing activity on the Website. These files are stored on your browser by this Website. These cookies may be used by third-party services, such as Google Analytics. If you wish to prevent the usage of cookies by this Website, you can do so by using your internet browser’s settings to select the permanent removal of cookies. If you choose not to accept cookies, you may not be able to take full advantage of the Website content and features.

Terms of use

The information on this blog is for entertainment and informational purposes only. If you use any information on this blog, it is at your own risk. The information may be accurate at the time of posting, but over time, information on this site may change or become outdated. I will not be liable for any errors or omissions in this information nor for the availability of this information. I will not be held liable for any losses, injuries, or damages from the display or use of this information. Traveling anywhere in the world can be dangerous, and it is up to you to be responsible and keep yourself safe.

Comments are welcome and appreciated. Feel free to disagree with me, but I reserve the right to delete any comment for any reason whatsoever. In addition, I am not responsible for any content in the comments.


Unless otherwise noted I am the legal copyright holder of all material on this blog, and you cannot use, reproduce, republish, or sell it without my written consent. If you’d like to share my photos and content please do so only with proper credit and links back to this Website. Please feel free to contact Melanie Seneviratne if you have any questions about sharing my content.

Reserve Rights

I reserve the right to change how I manage my blog, change the focus of it, shut it down, sell it, or change the terms of use at my own discretion at any time. This blog disclaimer is subject to change at anytime without notice.

Affiliate Link Disclosure

This blog accepts financial compensation through affiliate marketing. Some links and advertisements on this blog may be an affiliate. Clicking through these affiliate links comes at no cost to you, though I may earn a small percentage which helps to maintain this Website. If you choose to buy a product or service from a link on this blog, all transactions conducted with the third parties are not associated with The World Travel Girl Blog and you must work with that exact company to resolve any issues.

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The World Travel Girl Blog may work with businesses and organizations in order to help promote destinations while receiving compensation. This compensation can be in the form of a monetary value or complimentary services such as experiences, hotel stays or merchandise. I always write honest reviews and I do not give special treatment to sponsors or complimentary products and/or services I receive.

Information collected

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Cookie Policy


This Cookie Policy explains what cookies are and how we use them. You should read this policy to understand what cookies are, how we use them, the types of cookies we use i.e, the information we collect using cookies and how that information is used and how to control the cookie preferences. For further information on how we use, store, and keep your personal data secure, see our Privacy Policy.

You can at any time change or withdraw your consent from the Cookie Declaration on our website.
Learn more about who we are, how you can contact us, and how we process personal data in our Privacy Policy.
Your consent applies to the following domains: www.theworldtravelgirl.com

Your current state: Consent accepted. Manage your consent.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are used to store small pieces of information. The cookies are stored on your device when the website is loaded on your browser. These cookies help us make the website function properly, make the website more secure, provide better user experience, and understand how the website performs and to analyze what works and where it needs improvement.

How do we use cookies?

As most of the online services, our website uses cookies first-party and third-party cookies for a number of purposes. First-party cookies are mostly necessary for the website to function the right way, and they do not collect any of your personally identifiable data.

The third-party cookies used on our websites are used mainly for understanding how the website performs, how you interact with our website, keeping our services secure, providing advertisements that are relevant to you, and all in all providing you with a better and improved user experience and help speed up your future interactions with our website.

What type of cookies do we use?

Essential: Some cookies are essential for you to be able to experience the full functionality of our site. They allow us to maintain user sessions and prevent any security threats. They do not collect or store any personal information. For example, these cookies allow you to log-in to your account and add products to your basket and checkout securely.

Statistics: These cookies store information like the number of visitors to the website, the number of unique visitors, which pages of the website have been visited, the source of the visit, etc. These data help us understand and analyze how well the website performs and where it needs improvement.

Marketing: Our website displays advertisements. These cookies are used to personalize the advertisements that we show to you so that they are meaningful to you. These cookies also help us keep track of the efficiency of these ad campaigns.
The information stored in these cookies may also be used by the third-party ad providers to show you ads on other websites on the browser as well.

Functional: These are the cookies that help certain non-essential functionalities on our website. These functionalities include embedding content like videos or sharing content on the website on social media platforms.

Preferences: These cookies help us store your settings and browsing preferences like language preferences so that you have a better and efficient experience on future visits to the website.

How can I control the cookie preferences?

Should you decide to change your preferences later through your browsing session, you can click on the “Privacy & Cookie Policy” tab on your screen. This will display the consent notice again enabling you to change your preferences or withdraw your consent entirely.

In addition to this, different browsers provide different methods to block and delete cookies used by websites. You can change the settings of your browser to block/delete the cookies. To find out more on how to manage and delete cookies, visit wikipedia.org, www.allaboutcookies.org.

Privacy Policy

This privacy policy explains how www.theworldtravelgirl.com / The World Travel Girl (the company)  uses the personal data we collect from you when you use our website(s).


  • What data do we collect?
  • How do we collect your data?
  • How will we use your data?
  • How do we store your data?
  • Marketing
  • What are your data protection rights?
  • What are cookies?
  • How do we use cookies?
  • What types of cookies do we use?
  • How to manage your cookies
  • Privacy policies of other websites
  • Changes to our privacy policy
  • How to contact us
  • How to contact the appropriate authorities

What data do we collect?

The company collects the following data:

  • Personal identification information (Name, email address, phone number, etc.)

How do we collect your data?

You directly provide the company with most of the data we collect. We collect data and process data when you:

  • Register online or place an order for any of our products or services.
  • Voluntarily complete a customer survey or provide feedback on any of our message boards or via email.
  • Use or view our website via your browser’s cookies.
  • Subscribe to any of our services or membership areas

How will we use your data?

The company collects your data so that we can:

  • Process your order(s) and manage your account.
  • Email you with special offers on other products and services we think you might like.
  • Contact you should there be any issues with service(s) you have subscribed to in order to advise you of the next steps or options.

When the company processes your order(s) or contact messages, it may send your data to, and also use the resulting information from, credit reference agencies to prevent fraudulent purchases and/or shipping/mail companies in order to deliver product(s).

How do we store your data?

The company securely stores your data at our head office and/or representatives office on a password protected and encrypted storage devices as well as on password-protected computers and within online cloud storage services which also use password and encryption.

The company will keep your personal information during the time you are a client of the company and will store this information for up to 5 years after our last interaction. Once this time period has expired, we will delete your data by manually deleting and erasing your information from all storage devices.


The company would like to send you information about products and services of ours that we think you might like, as well as those of our partner companies. Our partner companies will vary depending on business alliances formed that the company sees as being beneficial to its clients.

If you have agreed to receive marketing, you may always opt-out at a later date.

You have the right at any time to stop the company from contacting you for marketing purposes or giving your data to other members of the company.

What are your data protection rights?

The company would like to make sure you are fully aware of all of your data protection rights. Every user is entitled to the following:

  • The right to access – You have the right to request the company for copies of your personal data. We may charge you a small fee for this service.
  • The right to rectification – You have the right to request that the company correct any information you believe is inaccurate. You also have the right to request the company to complete the information you believe is incomplete.
  • The right to erasure – You have the right to request that the company erase your personal data, under certain conditions.
  • The right to restrict processing – You have the right to request that the company restrict the processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.
  • The right to object to processing – You have the right to object to the company processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.
  • The right to data portability – You have the right to request that the company transfer the data that we have collected to another organization, or directly to you, under certain conditions.

If you make a request, we have one month to respond to you. If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact us through our contact form.

Write us at: [email protected]

Cookies are text files placed on your computer to collect standard Internet log information and visitor behavior information. When you visit our websites, we may collect information from you automatically through cookies or similar technology

For further information, visit allaboutcookies.org.

How do we use cookies?

Our Company uses cookies in a range of ways to improve your experience on our website, including:

  • Keeping you signed into membership or private website areas
  • Understanding how you use our website
  • Storing login time and information to reduce pop-up windows from appearing for our site users

What types of cookies do we use?

There are a number of different types of cookies, however, our website uses:

  • Functionality –The company uses these cookies so that we recognize you on our website and remember some of your previously selected preferences. These could include what language you prefer and the location you are in. A mix of first-party and third-party cookies are used.
  • Advertising – The company uses these cookies to collect information about your visit to our website, the content you viewed, the links you followed, and information about your browser, device, and your IP address. The company sometimes shares some limited aspects of this data with third parties for advertising purposes. We may also share online data collected through cookies with our advertising partners. This means that when you visit another website, you may be shown advertising based on your browsing patterns on our website.

How to manage cookies

You can set your browser not to accept cookies, and the above website tells you how to remove cookies from your browser. However, in a few cases, some of our website features may not function as a result.

Privacy policies of other websites

The company websites contain links to other websites. Our privacy policy applies only to our websites, so if you click on a link to another website, you should read their privacy policy.

Changes to our privacy policy

The company keeps its privacy policy under regular review and places any updates on this web page. This privacy policy was last updated on – August 15, 2023.

How to contact us

If you have any questions about The company’s privacy policy, the data we hold on you, or you would like to exercise one of your data protection rights, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Write us at: [email protected]

How to contact the appropriate authority

Should you wish to report a complaint or if you feel that the company has not addressed your concern in a satisfactory manner, you may contact the Privacy Commissioner of Canada.

Website: https://www.priv.gc.ca/en/report-a-concern/report-spam/