How to get 20 EXTRA days holiday in 2016: Experts reveal the strategy for packing in lots of long trips away in just one year

Time your trips to coincide with bank holidays to make the most of time off For example you can take a 16-day trip at Easter taking eight days off work And in May use just four of your holidays days for a nine-day holiday away | 2 View comments Ever wondered how to make the most out of your allocated holiday time?

Travel experts have worked out how to get an extra 20 days holiday and have put together a handy guide to show you how to wangle them.

Two British places top National Geographic Traveler’s best trips of 2016

Congratulations to us.

We’ve pretty much made it to the end of the year and now it’s time to start planning where we can escape to over the next 12 months.

Thankfully, every year, the National Geographic pool together their editors around the world to work out which destinations are going to be the hottest places to visit in the next year and it’s a pretty great place to start.

New Zealand ahead in battle to be the world’s best country

The voting is open for Telegraph Travel’s annual awards 1 , which recognises the best destinations, travel companies and airlines around the world.

There are 14 categories in all, each voted for by readers, but perhaps the most prestigious is the award for the world’s best country.

The US picked up the title in 2011, but for the past three years New Zealand 2 has been dominant.