THREE of the worst things tourists do on holiday have been revealed.

Holidaymakers are mostly welcomed by the locals in the places they visit, but there are some things they do that can give travellers a bad name.

That's why Stuff NZ published their list of holiday fax pas, so tourists can learn from their mistakes and become better visitors in the future.

First on their list of things you must never do is litter.

Tourists are often criticised for leaving litter behind by locals, who say that it ruins their beauty spots and attractions.

Recently people in Southend said that visitors' rubbish had played a part in ruining the local Jubilee Beach.

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Steve Dadds, a resident in the town told Sun Online Travel: "People from out of town come in massive numbers during the summer.

"They leave so much litter and it becomes very unpleasant."

Stuff NZ said: "In 2023, there’s no excuse to be throwing away or leaving behind your rubbish – especially single-use plastic – when you travel. We can all do better. Take only photos, leave only footprints."

Next on their list of things to avoid when abroad is queue jumping, which they're absolutely against.

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As Brits we're known for our queueing and are equally as irritated when someone tries to cut in front of us in a line.

Yet there are some people out there who do it – and it shows little respect for others.

Instead holidaymakers should remain patient and line up properly, in order to be kind to both locals and other tourists.

Stuff NZ wrote: "Queue-jumping is one of those annoying behaviours that shows a person has little regard for anyone else and assumes their time is more precious than others."

Finally, the third biggest faux pas is plane passengers who bring oversized hand luggage on board as carry-on.

With space limited in the cabin, it's best to check in what you don't need and bring only essentials on the plane with you.

You're unlikely to need the items in your suitcase, so you should put it in the hold and not hog all the space.

Stuff NZ said: "Some people take this to a whole new level, clogging up the overhead bins and shunting other travellers’ luggage miles away from their seat. Check that cumbersome piece of baggage in please."

Another faux pas often seen at resorts throughout the summer is hogging sunbeds, which is frowned upon.

Etiquette expert William Hanson revealed how long you should wait before it's okay to remove someone's towel from a lounger.

He told the Mirror: "Reserving sun loungers with a towel for longer than 30 minutes is a big no-no, beyond that grace period it’s first come first served."

However, there are some caveats to that 30 minute grace period.

For instance, if someone is actually using the pool, then the lounger is still theirs to use.

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