• This week, North America is an hour closer to Europe

    CWT Savvy Traveler
    Yesterday, most European countries turned their clocks back one hour to return to standard time. If you deal with Europe on business on a regular basis, you actually have one extra hour of overlap for this week only.

    Image of clocksThis upcoming Sunday, Nov. 3, Canada and the U.S. will move their clocks back for the winter as well and we will return to our usual time offset: six hours from New York to London or Paris, for example.

    Depending on how your recurring conference calls are scheduled with Europe, you or your European counterparts will find they are at a different time this week.

    Whether you’re based in Europe, or you have conference calls or travel to Europe, you’ll want to make sure you’ve got your clocks or time zone conversions all up to date. Libya also decided just last week that it would cancel its switch to standard time and the country is currently at two hours ahead of London and Paris.

    Timeanddate.com illustrates the different European time zones and which ones observe DST. And if you need a little help with the time zone conversions – try their time difference calculator.

    Have you ever been an hour early or late for a flight, call, meeting, etc. because you forgot about DST? For your sake, we hope not, but if you have any stories to share, tell us about them in the comments below.

    Safe Travels!

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