And the best tourists in the world are...
[ 2007-05-28 09:26 ]
The best tourists in the world are the
Japanese, followed by Americans and the Swiss, a survey based on views
from hoteliers across Europe
A Japanese tourist poses
with Sydney Harbor in the background in a file
Japanese tourists stood out for being polite and tidy, securing 35
percent more votes than the Americans who came second.
Swiss tourists were commended for being quiet and considerate, unlike
the Britons who were judged to be the fifth worst tourists because of rude
behavior, noise and a miserly attitude to tipping.
But despite their faults, hoteliers do look favorably upon British
spending habits voting them the third biggest holiday spenders after
Americans and Russians.
Based on responses from 15,000 European hoteliers, the survey carried
out on behalf of travel Web site Expedia showed that the worst tourist
nation was France, followed by India, China and Russia.
Britain was second in the worst-dressed tourist table which was headed
by the Americans, and fifth in the least-generous table which was headed
by the Germans.(AP)
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