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brits voted worst behaved tourists #345930
07/23/09 07:02 AM
07/23/09 07:02 AM
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bucks county, PA
sweetjane Offline OP
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brits voted worst behaved tourists, while americans voted most impolite.

BBC article: Worst Tourists

Re: brits voted worst behaved tourists [Re: sweetjane] #345932
07/23/09 07:30 AM
07/23/09 07:30 AM
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san pedro, Belize
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These are the over all scores from Expedia for the best overall tourists.


The top 10 tourists overall are:

1. Japan
2. Britain
3. Canada
4. Germany
5. Switzerland
6. Holland
7. Australia
8. Sweden
9. USA
10. Denmark

The Brits love to denigrate themselves. It is part of the culture. So even though they did very well in this survey, they still had to find something bad to say about themselves. Here is another article which goes into more detail about how different countries scored. click here
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Re: brits voted worst behaved tourists [Re: collyk] #345933
07/23/09 07:39 AM
07/23/09 07:39 AM
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bucks county, PA
sweetjane Offline OP
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ha ha ha - i am surprised the USA even made the list (have they met your brother??) grin

Re: brits voted worst behaved tourists [Re: sweetjane] #348219
08/14/09 03:33 AM
08/14/09 03:33 AM
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They obviously haven't met too many Germans. Both in Italy a few years ago and just last month in Norway on a midnight sun cruse they were far and above the rudest most unfriendly people we met.

Re: brits voted worst behaved tourists [Re: Nancy1340] #348393
08/15/09 11:24 PM
08/15/09 11:24 PM
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San Pedro. Belize
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Just to put the record straight.

The Best and the Worst in this year's Expedia Best Tourist Survey:
Worldwide, the Japanese, British, Canadians, Germans and Australians are considered the most polite nations.

The top three loudest nations are the Americans, Italians and the Spanish

After the Americans and the British, the next biggest tippers are the Germans and the Japanese

Canadians and Swiss were the other nationalities named as least likely to complain

Overall Ranking
1 Japanese
2 British
3 Canadians
4 Germans
5 Swiss
6 Dutch
7 Australians
8 Swedish
9 Americans
10 Danes
11 Norwegians
12 Finnish
13 Belgians
14 Austrian
15 New Zealanders
16 Thais
17 Portuguese
18 Czechs
19 Italians
20 Irish
21 Brazilians
22 Polish
23 South Africans
24 Turkish
25 Greeks
26 Spanish
27 FRENCH...

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Re: brits voted worst behaved tourists [Re: Tracker] #349684
08/29/09 04:20 PM
08/29/09 04:20 PM
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Pismo Beach
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French.....27th? HA-HA!!!!! smirk

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Re: brits voted worst behaved tourists [Re: Rykat] #349686
08/29/09 04:37 PM
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Brits polite? hahahahaha fat chance!

Re: brits voted worst behaved tourists [Re: H20dog] #349700
08/29/09 07:31 PM
08/29/09 07:31 PM
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Northern California
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Interesting, but not what I have experienced in my travels. My friend and I both found the French to be absolutely delightful people and the people in Spain were fun and friendly to tourists.

I always make it a point to mingle with the locals when I travel. As an American citizen, some may not be so hot on the war and politics (neither am I), but overall, I have heard that we are generous, caring and friendly people.

There is good and bad everywhere.

Re: brits voted worst behaved tourists [Re: LaurieMar] #349701
08/29/09 07:33 PM
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Beautiful San Marcos, Texas
Ernie B Offline
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Well put, LM !

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Re: brits voted worst behaved tourists [Re: Ernie B] #349703
08/29/09 07:40 PM
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Here in San Pedro we get a good cross-section of world travelers. I can't ever say that any group has a particular behaviour. People vary in disposition the world over...and you must make allowances for language difficulties. Mostly, people are nice, friendly, and want to enjoy the company of others.

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