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Fun Travel Trivia Facts About Travel Destinations

 

Free travel trivia facts about vacations, interesting destinations - for older elderly and senior travelers.

Fun Travel Trivia Facts About Travel Destinations

A KLM 747-400 flight from Amsterdam to Australia carries an average of just over 1,000 kilograms of food, and some 1,324 litres of drink - from mineral water to wine and whisky.


AMERICAN AIRLINES saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating one olive from each salad served in first class.

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The abbreviation ORD for Chicago's O'Hare airport comes from the old name "Orchard Field."

KLM is the worlds' oldest airline established in 1919.   


According to the Air Transportation Association of America, about 1.8 million passengers are up in the sky over the US on 24,600 flights on an average day. Hartsfield Atlanta International Airport, now the world's busiest, handled 80.2 million passengers in 2000.


Cholulu de Rivadahia in Mexico is the largest pyramid in the world (177 feet tall and covers 25 acres) The most densely populated country is The Netherlands followed by Belgium, then Japan 

The country with the most number of islands is Finland The country that is the largest producer of cork is Portugal


Tennessee is bordered by eight states This is more than any other USA state KY, MI, AR, MS, AL, GE, NC, VA 

Damascus (or Dimash) has the reputation of being the oldest city in the world, perhaps being settled as long ago as 8,000 BC.

The Eiffel Tower was officially opened March 31, 1889. The date refers to the day the flag was hoisted to the top of the Tower.

The Eiffel Tower was designed by Gustave Eiffel (1832 - 1923).

The Tower uses 7,500,000 kilowatts each year with over 500,000 for illuminations. It was built for the Universal Exhibition held in Paris in celebration of the French Revolution.

In 2000 6,315,324 people visited La Tour Eiffel.

The three largest cities in South America are Sao Paulo, Buenos Aires, and Rio de Janeiro.

Malaysia is the Asian nation that will be the home for the Petronas Towers, the tallest buildings in the world.

Istanbul in Turkey has spread to both sides of the Bosporus Straight and thus spans two continents.

 Japanese tourists spend the most money per capita in foreign lands.

Chinese are the largest ethnic minority in Vietnam.

Paramount, a California town, was named after the major movie studio.

Chile is bordered by Peru, Bolivia, Brazil, and Argentina.

Africa is the continent that has the most countries represented in the U.N. 

Kuwait is bordered by Saudi Arabia and Iraq.

The Mediterranean sea gets it's name from the Latin phrase meaning "sea in the middle of land".

Kenya is central to the books "Out of Africa" and "The Green Hills of Africa"