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And The Best Tourists In The World Are.....  
User currently offlineTravelin man From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3529 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 5 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 5067 times:

...the Japanese ("polite and tidy"), according to a survey of European hotel managers.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/18810084

Surprisingly enough Americans are second, and the Swiss ("quiet and considerate") are third!

The worst tourist rankings are:
1. France
2. India
3. China
4. Russia
5. UK


Other highlights:
Britons were judged to be the fifth worst tourists because of rude behavior, noise and a miserly attitude to tipping.
Americans were the worst dressed (followed by the British).
Germans are the least generous.
Americans are the biggest spenders.

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User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (7 years 5 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 5054 times:

Quoting Travelin man (Thread starter):
Britons were judged to be the fifth worst tourists because of rude behavior

Probably because they are mostly drunk all day while on holidays.  Wink

Quoting Travelin man (Thread starter):
Americans were the worst dressed (followed by the British).

Probably followed by the Germans.  Silly

Patrick


User currently offlineFlyingColours From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 2315 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (7 years 5 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 5053 times:

Quoting Sabena332 (Reply 1):
Probably because they are mostly drunk all day while on holidays

I resent that!





I wasn't drunk when I got off the plane in AMS  Smile

(Although I was very hung over when I went home).

Phil
FlyingColours



Lifes a train racing towards you, now you can either run away or grab a chair & a beer and watch it come - Phil
User currently offlineOzGlobal From France, joined Nov 2004, 2723 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (7 years 5 months 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 4976 times:

Hmmm... Doesn't state what the criteria are; it's difficult to argue when you don't know the argument.

Paris has many times more tourists than any other destination on the planet. I live here and I travel frequently, so I know something about tourists, seeing hundreds daily.

Observations:

Americans: loudest, worst dressed, 'largest' and most likely to make vacuous comments (hard but true); However, they tend to tip in Europe, even when it's not expected. What's more, the ones who come to France these days are no longer of the redneck variety, as FoxNews has told them that would be un-American, and are at least open and interested. There are also some (rare) well dressed, hidden, French-speaking Americans who blend in and are not easily detected.

Germans: Handle their vacations abroad like military operations; dress like Americans, but with more pockets and in more subdued colours. Knowledgeable and deeply committed to hunting down culture.

Brits: wide variety; Gentlemen and Women, down to irredeemable yobs.

Australians; seem to outnumber the Americans these days. Quieter and less easily identified (except during major sporting events).

Japanese: Ubiquitous, polite, get around in 'platoons', middle aged ones usually dressed in 1950's American 'vacation gear'. Other sort: super cool, trendy couples and singles.

Russians: Nouveau riche; boozy, installed in hip louges and bars; sometimes rednecks.



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User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (7 years 5 months 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 4970 times:

Quoting Travelin man (Thread starter):
...the Japanese ("polite and tidy"), according to a survey of European hotel managers.

Rude, Obnoxious and Pestering according to ANCFlyer based on experiences in Hawaii - several times.

Quoting Travelin man (Thread starter):
Surprisingly enough Americans are second

Why surprising? We aren't all arrogant asses . . . .  wink 


User currently offlineLH526 From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 2375 posts, RR: 14
Reply 5, posted (7 years 5 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 4938 times:
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Quoting Travelin man (Thread starter):
3. China

 yes 
I second that! Point is, most chinese simplay don't knwo how to behave on an airplane and give a shit about the crew onboard and the authorities on the ground! Most of the chinese I experienced are rude, impolite and selfish! .. they simpla lack experience in many fields, mostly travel attitude and obeyance of staff and authorities!

Quoting Travelin man (Thread starter):
1. France

 no 
Can't say that! I met french tourists who are the exact copy of Mr Hulot in Jacques Tatis marvelous film. Nice, interesting and polite people with a keen interest in foreign cultures.

Mario
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User currently offlineMCOflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 8683 posts, RR: 16
Reply 6, posted (7 years 5 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 4937 times:

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 4):

Why surprising? We aren't all arrogant asses . . . . wink

Very true. I've seen some ignorant tourist and can tell you its everyone. We'd have to be perfect in order not to be ignorant. I'm sorry if i offend anyone.

MCOflyer



Never be afraid to stand up for who you are.
User currently offlineSpringbok747 From Australia, joined Nov 2004, 4387 posts, RR: 10
Reply 7, posted (7 years 5 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 4879 times:

Wow..surprised not to see Aussies and Kiwis on that "worst" list. Just go to Fiji during the holidays...then you'll know what I'm talking about.


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User currently offlineBill142 From Australia, joined Aug 2004, 8458 posts, RR: 8
Reply 8, posted (7 years 5 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 4873 times:

Quoting Springbok747 (Reply 7):
Wow..surprised not to see Aussies and Kiwis on that "worst" list. Just go to Fiji during the holidays...then you'll know what I'm talking about.

According to alot of articles I've been reading latley we're not seen as friendly as we once were. Fiji is baiscally the Australian equivalent of Cancun. Full of rambunctious louts!.


User currently offlineAC773 From Canada, joined Nov 2005, 1730 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (7 years 5 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 4867 times:

Quoting Travelin man (Thread starter):
Britons were judged to be the fifth worst tourists because of rude behavior, noise and a miserly attitude to tipping.

 rotfl  Well, at least we know KaddyUK isn't alone in his stinginess.



Better to be nouveau than never to have been riche at all.
User currently offlineJaysit From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (7 years 5 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 4857 times:

I guess the nasty Indian tourists must be the same ones who clog up the loos on Air India flights.

According to the Times of India, Indian tourists were described as "loud, untidy and miserly."

I can see that.


User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (7 years 5 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 4843 times:

Why were the French the #1 worst tourists?

Are they pissed off that people outside of France don't speak French? Or are they pissed off that no one can understand their crappy English? Or are they pissed off at all the "No Smoking" signs found outside of France? Or are they just generally pissed off?


User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31684 posts, RR: 56
Reply 12, posted (7 years 5 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 4816 times:

Japanese Def....They follow Instructions Well  Smile
regds
MEL



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User currently offlineBoeing4ever From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (7 years 5 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 4775 times:

Quoting OzGlobal (Reply 3):
Americans: loudest, worst dressed, 'largest' and most likely to make vacuous comments (hard but true); However, they tend to tip in Europe, even when it's not expected. What's more, the ones who come to France these days are no longer of the redneck variety, as FoxNews has told them that would be un-American, and are at least open and interested. There are also some (rare) well dressed, hidden, French-speaking Americans who blend in and are not easily detected.

Actually, while there are idiots who pound on France for the sake of showing how "American" they are...the advice to avoid France (namely Paris, not the rest of France) and it's group of snobbish, arrogant, judgemental, people is not without some merit.  Yeah sure

Being in Chicago, we get all sorts of foreign tourists...the idea is to be as weloming and accomidating as possible. They are in a new situation that they are not used to...with different customs. Besides, a healthy tourist industry is a huge plus. We try to reduced the spoiled, whiney, bitching.

People, Europe is NOT Paris. There are so many undiscovered tourist destinations other than Paris...with a much more courteous and professional population as well.

It's a continent rich in culture and history...so spend your hard earned money elsewhere rather than Paris.

That said though...

Quoting LH526 (Reply 5):
Can't say that! I met french tourists who are the exact copy of Mr Hulot in Jacques Tatis marvelous film. Nice, interesting and polite people with a keen interest in foreign cultures.

 checkmark  I'm a little surprised by the ranking. I expected the list to be dominated by Anglo-Saxon countries...the UK, Australia, US, etc. But at least it proves that we're not that bad. Perhaps the ones who occupy the top spot should take that into note.

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User currently offlineAerorobNZ From Rwanda, joined Feb 2001, 7262 posts, RR: 13
Reply 14, posted (7 years 5 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 4767 times:

If I was to make a list of nationalities using negative aspects of difficult airline passengers based on my experiences dealing with them at the airport it would be as follows

1) Israel very demanding, abrupt, Gets nasty when things don't go their way, often they can play the race/religion card

2) China (DRC) Loud, intrusive also demanding without ever using courtesies, and can have tendency to ignore any gate announcements (even in Cantonese/Mandarin )etc. Also, although not an issue for me, they don't always like dealing with Female staff.

3) India Each check in has the potential to be very wearing due to incessant bartering/haggling/arguing over excess luggage/seat requests/boarding times. Good at wasting lots of time and building up the check in queues. Everything has a negotiable price. Also whenever the flights are full, and seat assignments/excess enforced - relatives tend to start dying in India. Strangely in the slow season the relatives stop dying and all is fine again.

Germany
France/
USA/
Australians/
Koreans

A request that cannot be accommodated often ends up a demand, on pain of an ultimatum. This in particular .is a feature of the middle aged of these nations. Strangely though while the others are harsh, the Americans show vulnerability in the way they give reasons for their demands that is unique ("But I'm claustrophobic, and my knee and hip are replaced "). They can give you their entire medical and personal histories to gain sympathy and hopefully their request without feeling self conscious. Very emotional too, although crocodile tears often.

However I do wish to specify that I have had the worst kind of passengers from most of the passports I see frequently. It depends on individuals. You will notice that all countries on my list are the economic/military superpowers. I certainly think that is a contributing factor while overseas.

The Japanese are the easiest to deal with, Any meal and seat requests/air points upgrades are arranged in advance, and the luggage is rarely overweight. When things don't go their way they tend not to argue.


User currently offlineME AVN FAN From Switzerland, joined May 2002, 13920 posts, RR: 25
Reply 15, posted (7 years 5 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 4751 times:

Quoting LH526 (Reply 5):
a keen interest in foreign cultures.

IF information in French language is obtainable !  Big grin
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User currently offlineArrow From Canada, joined Jun 2002, 2676 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (7 years 5 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 4750 times:

Canadians don't even make the list. We're invisible. That's good, We always get mistaken for Americans anyway. That's why Americans score so high on the list.  Wink


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User currently offlineBoeing4ever From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (7 years 5 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 4743 times:

Quoting Arrow (Reply 16):
That's why Americans score so high on the list.

And so low on the "best dressed tourist" list...



 Wink

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User currently offlineBeaucaire From Syria, joined Sep 2003, 5252 posts, RR: 25
Reply 18, posted (7 years 5 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 4734 times:

Here in Southern-France many hotel and restaurant owners love the Belgians as clients- they rarely complain,are good spenders in restaurants,behave quite nicely and speak many languages.
Dutch tourist are not much liked -they bring everything with them ( ..invade the place with caravans.),don't spend a lot of money and tend to live in Dutch ghettos"
Scandinavians are also quite appreciated (except in Greece where they tend to booze until they drop dead..)
American tourists are different depending the regions - if you encounter them in typical ,high density tourist spots ,you tend to meet the more stereotype negative sort -once you go in the "Hinterland" and less trendy places,the type of clientéle changes.
It is very unlikely to meet unpleasant tourists in difficult to reach places,because you filter the type of customers you attract.If you go to Tamarasset in the Hoggar (Central Algeria ) the type of tourists you meet is neccessaily different than the ones on Palma beach...



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User currently offlineLHMARK From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 7255 posts, RR: 46
Reply 19, posted (7 years 5 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 4718 times:

The Australians, in my experience, are the most arrogant. If you're hosting, they love to sit you down and tell you everything that's wrong with your country, contrasting it with the paradise from which they hail.


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User currently offlineBanco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 53
Reply 20, posted (7 years 5 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 4675 times:

Quoting Travelin man (Thread starter):
Britons were judged to be the fifth worst tourists because of rude behavior, noise and a miserly attitude to tipping.

Always a misunderstanding about the British, the tipping thing. It's nothing to do with miserliness, it's because the British absolutely hate the way tipping emphasises the real service/customer relationship, and the difference in status between the two. That's why (and everyone observes this) you always get a please and thank you, as if the server is doing you a favour, rather than doing it for money, and why in pubs you never tip, but you do buy the landlord a drink (same thing, but the pretence is that he's a mate, and you're really equal, sharing in a round). The British, and more specifically the English, will do anything to avoid confronting and recognising this fact. When they go abroad, where people are less self-conscious about it, and view the server/customer thing as just natural and normal, they are forced to confront the very thing they hate above all else, and they feel deeply, horribly uncomfortable about it, and try to avoid it altogether. Lump the whole lot into a "service charge" that they don't have to to think about and explicitly acknowledge, and the Brits will love you forever as they don't have to confront their social ineptitude, make them pay a tip, and they'll squirm with embarrassment.



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User currently offlineLAXspotter From India, joined Jan 2007, 3650 posts, RR: 5
Reply 21, posted (7 years 5 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 4666 times:

Quoting Travelin man (Thread starter):
2. India

Indian Tourists? Where do they go? Certainly not North America

Quoting Jaysit (Reply 10):
According to the Times of India, Indian tourists were described as "loud, untidy and miserly."

Hey, that kind of describes the indians in the USA. Miserly, i can definetely say a yes to. Indians are the cheapest people on the planet.



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User currently offlineMdsh00 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4125 posts, RR: 8
Reply 22, posted (7 years 5 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 4656 times:

Quoting Jaysit (Reply 10):
According to the Times of India, Indian tourists were described as "loud, untidy and miserly."

I can see that.

I agree. I see it all the time on any flight bound for India.

Quoting AerorobNZ (Reply 14):
3) India Each check in has the potential to be very wearing due to incessant bartering/haggling/arguing over excess luggage/seat requests/boarding times. Good at wasting lots of time and building up the check in queues. Everything has a negotiable price. Also whenever the flights are full, and seat assignments/excess enforced - relatives tend to start dying in India. Strangely in the slow season the relatives stop dying and all is fine again.

 rotfl  There's been many times on visits to India where I sometimes feel really embarassed to be Indian, especially when I see a poor FA hassled like no other.

Quoting LAXspotter (Reply 21):
Hey, that kind of describes the indians in the USA. Miserly, i can definetely say a yes to. Indians are the cheapest people on the planet.

Only upped by the Chinese, IMHO.  Smile

In the end regarding tourists, there's always such a range. For example, me and my family are the opposite of stereotypical Indian travellers (maybe from the fact that my parents have lived in the US longer than India), and for every loud mouth American, there are the quiet and respectful ones. The problem is that it's always the latter (of any nationality) that nobody ever remembers.



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User currently offlineLAXspotter From India, joined Jan 2007, 3650 posts, RR: 5
Reply 23, posted (7 years 5 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 4655 times:

Quoting Mdsh00 (Reply 22):
upped by the Chinese, IMHO

no doubt, althought jewish people are up there, but i think theyre just extremely frugal and careful about how they spend, Indians are just miserly who will try to save up by not buying soda for their kids at Fast food restaurants, take my word for it.



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User currently offlineDc10s2hnl From New Zealand, joined Aug 2006, 162 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (7 years 5 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 4652 times:

As someone who works in the hospitality industry, one surprising nationality of people that seems to be a pain in the butt most of the time are the Israelis. Rude, stingy, angry, always complaining about everything... Whenever there's a big group of 'em in town and I make call-arounds to other hotels in the area and ask if they're lucky enough to have loads of Israelis like us, usually there is a universal weary sigh in the affirmative.

I don't know how skewed these rankings are by just interviewing hotel people... Japanese tourists tend to be "nice and tidy", but hell, try and go see things in Europe or Hawai'i, you're liable to be nearly pushed into the street or river by 'em! I've had numerous experiences of literally being shoved out of the way by pushy Japanese tourists eager to take a picture.


25 LAXspotter : I realized something, their easy access to technology means, japanese people just have to shove out their cell phone cameras and digital cameras to t
26 TurkishWings : Japanese are nice, clean and tidy whatsoever but they have some of the strangest traveling habits ever...All their holidays, from leaving home to ret
27 Post contains images HAWK21M : You need to meet some Indians that are not miserly. I don't think one can generalise on countrymen,its about an Individual. regds MEL
28 LAXspotter : Yeah i know what u mean, my uncle in India who is in so called upper level society says that he knows people who spend thousands on drinks ever month
29 Allstarflyer : I don't know about the Dutch and Italians, but (with respect to the particular foreign members here of Anet nation) some of the French and Germans ne
30 Post contains images MD11Engineer : Already Martin Luther said: "Warum ruelpsed und furzed Ihr nicht? Hat Euch das Essen denn nicht geschmacket?" (In old German: "Why are you not burpin
31 Post contains images Doona : Amen to that. Since when are ahtletic jerseys considered "OK" to wear when not participating in a sporting event? Cheers Mats
32 LAXspotter : We cant help it, its our natural body odor.
33 TurkishWings : Are you sure? I had friends who absolutely had no smell at all as well as those we couldn't get close... What does this "odor" depend on? Region you
34 ORFflyer : Since about the 70's.
35 David L : I suspect that's slanted a bit by the package tour crowd on the Costa del Engerlund, etc. many of whom do go on holiday to get drunk, not give a damn
36 Post contains images AirSpare : I think the German Tourist Beach Uniform is cool, grey socks in sandals, hahaha Except the canadien flag on teh backpack, proudly stiched so no one t
37 MainMAN : Hoards of Spanish and Italian teenagers in the UK are annoying. They shout at each other on public transport, totally ignoring the local British custo
38 Banco : Most nationalities speak to each on the train. We don't, because we put such a hgigh value on personal privacy, and anyone who talks to a stranger is
39 Post contains images HAWK21M : I know quite a few Indians in the US that are not .Guess its still Generalising. regds MEL
40 Jaysit : Last year the US issued 425,000 tourist visas to Indian nationals. While many end up staying with their aunties, uncles, cousins, etc., there is a th
41 Post contains images Emirates773ER : Oh man....... you made me spit some coffee on that one.
42 ME AVN FAN : - why not buying some NEUTRAL room-spray of the "anti-tobacco" sort, and keep the windows open for a day ? - the package-tours groups make up most of
43 YOWza : I'm pretty sure the this survey did not take into account epileptics! I was in CPT once being flanked by an army of Japanese tourists that we blinding
44 Post contains images Sebolino : I knew that French have a terrible reputation when receiving tourists, but now I learn that we are terrible tourists Surprisingly, the article doesn't
45 Mdsh00 : Oh I know exactly what you mean. Of course you can't generalize, but when you know of people that do things like fill plastic bags full of Taco Bell
46 Post contains images A342 : Must have been Swabians. But then again, why did they even go on holiday? But the Koreans... A buddy of mine has a Korean mother and regularly goes t
47 BCAL : Not all of them. True, the lager louts and chavs have three priorities on holiday - sex, sun and sangria - but take Brits who are over 30 and they ca
48 Post contains images Kingsford : Being in the full-service hotel industry, I can tell you Israelis rank number one as worse tourists. They just do not respect others and property, are
49 Post contains images David L : That's my point. Package tour travellers are easy to categorise because they're concentrated in a few places. I don't know what the situation is toda
50 LAXspotter : Its untraceable, personally I think it depends where one is from and what kind of food they eat, secondly a lot of indians put oil on themselves, on
51 Post contains images Andaman : In a local paper Helsinki tourist guides once listed the most funny questions asked by foreign tourists: TOP 2 were : Middle aged American lady: "Is L
52 Columba : I thought that would theee Germannz
53 Post contains images KaiGywer : In one of my college classes, we had a max limit of two dead grandparents a semester
54 ME AVN FAN : no, this very simply canNOT be the problem. In Switzerland there is a "service-included" even in taxis. If you give a tip, it is in appreciation of s
55 LHMARK : No, the Germans only do that when you're visiting Germany. The Aussies (and, come to think of it, the Irish), do it when they're visiting you in the
56 1stfl94 : You try living in Cambridge where they all hire bicycles and then proceed to cycle in packs of forty the wrong way down the road!
57 QANTASforever : I so disagree. I met a former Checkpoint Charlie East German officer in Los Angeles this year who spent half an hour going on a continuous rant to me
58 Post contains images Damirc : There's a fair share of Britons that have bought property and moved here to my little corner of the world - so they hardly count as tourists - but th
59 MD11Engineer : (My capitals) This means this guy was a volunteer in the East German Border Guards (Grenztruppen der DDR), probably a 150% supporter of the East Germ
60 Post contains images HAWK21M : I can understand just that .Abroad its the same by the Pakistani & Bangladeshies towards Indians too. regds MEL
61 QANTASforever : That sums it up pretty well. What he was doing by the beach in sunny Los Angeles I'll never know. Embraced capitalism perhaps? QFF
62 MD11Engineer : Being a hypocrite? You remember "some are more equal than the others" Jan
63 Post contains images AerorobNZ : Same here. But we are the cultured few.... Well then there's Great Grandparents, Uncles, Aunts, Great Uncles and Aunts, Cousins, Children, Grandchild
64 Post contains images Bwest : Japanese are usually very well behaved and polite. I always have to get through flocks of Japanese tourists when I drive my bike to the station. They
65 MainMAN : You're absolutely right. I often talk to people when I shouldn't, and usually start with something dry and witty, but then again people often start c
66 Post contains images ManuCH : I thought those highest up in the "loudest" category were Italians... they really shout when talking in a group (even in a small one). Even before un
67 Baroque : Context seems quite important. If you fly to Jakarta from Sydney by Garuda, you land in Bali. By the time you reach Bali, you think whoever gets on in
68 Post contains images DC10extender : What exactly is "worst dressed?" I think that different areas have different clothing styles and it is your opinion that Americans are the worst dres
69 Post contains images ME AVN FAN : - Found a replacement for the privileged reserved section of Black-Sea-Beach in Romania/Bulgaria he did enjoy with his buddies up to the change ?! -
70 OzGlobal : Being badly dressed in the case of tourists could mean, for example: - not adapting your dress to the context or setting you are in. T-shirt, shorts,
71 MD11Engineer : Never wear brown in town! Jan
72 FRAspotter : A few years back I spent a week in Abu Dhabi, UAE on holiday and we were in a hotel with a group of over 100 Russian tourists who appeared to mostly b
73 OlegShv : Just last month I've seen one Indian guy being loud and rude at a bar in Honolulu. He was yelling at the bartender, but the bartender replied in a fu
74 TUSaadvantage : This thread is pretty interesting. One idea I have about the French being considered the worst tourists is that drinking and socializing late at night
75 OzGlobal : Allowances for the fact you seem to be a teenage student, but what on earth is this nonsense? Central Paris is more oriented to couples and singles,
76 MD11Engineer : Lindlar is just south of Cologne on the eastern side of the Rhine. It is a very typical German small town, almost a big village, as such pretty borin
77 TUSaadvantage : Thanks, but I don't need any allowances. When I was in Paris I remember having trouble sleeping because of constant noise late at night. I can't say
78 OzGlobal : Ok. Will ignore your the age thing as you suggest. Your data: Fertility rates have increase a lot since the '90's. The 2006 figure is for births per
79 TUSaadvantage : Whatever. I'm not on this thread to make enemies. You're probably right considering your flag is French. I was just trying to propose my own hypothes
80 A342 : Well, I'd say cooked eggs (not omelette) are not that uncommon...
81 Paneuropean : When I am abroad, I never wish to run into Dutch tourists. Depending on their destination, I often feel ashamed by their rude manners. They are often
82 ME AVN FAN : you have to realize that Paris, at least in downtown, is a definite 24hours city, possibly more so than most other European cities. The other Europea
83 TUSaadvantage : Yes, true. I remember having strammer max a few times in Garmish-Partenkirchen (pardon any misspelling). I think it consisted of mostly eggs and ham.
84 PPVRA : mmm yes I agree that may be the general impression, but either in just my experience or there may be some truth to it, I tend to think the French are
85 Post contains images Bwest : We use the dutch term for heavy when we mean a beer has a rather high alcohol rate. I suppose the correct term in English would be strong. Anyway...
86 OzGlobal : Uhm.. Hello, this perfectly describes 95% of we English-speakers.
87 Singaporegirl : i fly for a living and i also have a holiday villa in bali that i go to with my hubby pretty much every weekend (assuming that i'm not flying or anyth
88 MD11Engineer : I've never been to Israel, but I have heard from various sources (mostly aviation contractors who have worked and lived there) that politeness toward
89 Post contains images Baroque : Interesting personal experiences there Sg, but if I may say so, your use of bahasa is rather problematical. Bahasa is Indonesian for language, so I a
90 Post contains images ME AVN FAN : - English speakers tend to be better spenders, and, after sufficient alcohol-consumption suddenly start to use two or three words of whatever languag
91 TPAnx : I've never run into the cold Parisians that some posters seem to have. On my last trip to Paris..my wife and I had a wonderful dinner at a restaurant
92 DC10extender : Some of those reasons are absolutely absurd. Does it really matter that much? The extent of my experience is French tourists are almost always arroga
93 Post contains images ME AVN FAN : - inhabitants of relatively large cities, be it New York in the USA, London in the USA, Paris in France, Zurich+Geneva in Switzerland, Milano in Ital
94 Post contains images Sebolino : Please don't try to change people's view on French people. French people are rude and arrogant, that's a non negociable start point.
95 Post contains images Sebolino : LOL Actually, many people in France will say that about Americans, but not about "anything not French". Amusingly, the Americans (sorry, some America
96 Post contains images Sebolino : Hmmm ... I know that the UK is not really European, but London in the USA ?? I didn't know that ...
97 Post contains images ME AVN FAN : I was under the influence of the "outgoing" Prime Minister of the United Kingdom somehow ! -
98 Melpax : I still remember when the Japanese first started coming here in big numbers in the early 80's. People were fascinted with the military-like precision
99 HAWK21M : Thats what gives a bad Impression to the Tourist Industry. regds MEL
100 OzGlobal : How much it matters depends on how important aesthetics and etiquette are to your culture. Clearly in the case of the US, as evidenced by your commen
101 Travelin man : How does that explain that the survey of EUROPEAN hotel operators found French tourists to be the worst? It's not like a bunch of Americans were answ
102 OzGlobal : I'm simply asking someone to backup their claim. Any objections? As for the survey, as already stated, the article doesn't give the criteria, so we c
103 CastleIsland : Perhaps Eric Idle summed it all up best: "Bounder: Anyway about the holiday Tourist: Well I saw your adverts in the paper and I've been on package tou
104 ME AVN FAN : Not really, as there are crooks in every industry -
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