12 amazing facts about time zones

With the clocks going forward next month, Telegraph Travel has uncovered a few oddities on the subject of time zones.  1. Greenland is in the same time zone as Britain Despite its location in the middle of the North Atlantic, between Iceland and Canada, a narrow slither of...

Can you ask for an extra plane meal after you've finished your first one?

The idea of hoarding plane food might seem stingy at best – and downright ludicrous at worst. After all, in-flight cuisine has something of a bad reputation. Why would you want to eat more of it than is strictly necessary? But airline meals have come a long way from the...

Inside the world's strangest micronations

The world’s newest micronation has half a million prospective citizens, runs on crytocurrency donations, and lays claim to a disputed four-mile sandbank on the Danube. Liberland, founded by Czech economist turned politician Vít Jedlička in 2015, has...

The destinations where cruise passengers outnumber locals

Holidays at sea have never been more popular. A record 27.2m people are expected to take a cruise in 2018, up from 25.8m last year, and just 17.8m a decade ago. But the rapid growth of the industry has caused tension in dozens of destinations, including Venice, Dubrovnik and...

Which airlines fly with the most empty seats?

Flying would be great if it wasn’t for all the other passengers. There would be more space to stretch your legs, plenty of room for bags in the overhead bins, more attentive cabin crew, and fewer people coughing, snoring, and hanging around in the aisle with their backside...

The idyllic cove from The Beach is closing due to overtourism

Maya Bay in Thailand, a strong contender for the world’s most celebrated beach, will be closed to tourists for at least three months this year in a bid to reverse damage caused to the surrounding coral reef. The idyllic cove that starred in The Beach, Danny Boyle’s...

Which nationalities work the longest hours?

Millions of Germans have won the right to work a 28-hour week for up to two years to spend more time with their families. The deal covers industrial workers in Baden-Württemberg but could be extended to other parts of the country.  However, according to the Organisation...

Why pilots eat different meals to you – and different meals to one another

“The life of everyone on board depends upon just one thing: finding someone back there who can not only fly this plane, but who didn’t have fish for dinner.” Surely airlines don’t take safety cues from Hollywood movies, but if Airplane! taught us anything,...

The emergency codes you're not supposed to know about

Some announcements, in airports and on cruise ships, signal a serious emergency. Others inform staff that a queasy passenger has thrown up on the top deck. Here we reveal the meaning behind the codes.  Cruise ship codes As our Travel Truth – What happens when...

Hungary's out, Macao's in – how the travel map has changed since 1990

The planet has never been smaller – nor tourists more ubiquitous. Around 1.32 billion overseas trips were made by travellers around the world last year, up from 1.24 billion in 2017 and three times the figure of 439.5 million recorded in 1990. Yes, the global population has...

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