French Are World's Worst Tourists: Survey

Poll of 40,000 hotels ranks visitors on politeness, generosity
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 9, 2009 3:20 PM CDT
French Are World's Worst Tourists: Survey
In this photo taken on Thursday, June 25, 2009, a foreign tourist takes a photo at Yuyuan Garden, one of the the most popular tourist spots in town, in Shanghai, China.   (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

(Newser) – The French are the world’s worst tourists, AFP reports. A global survey asked staff at 40,000 hotels to rate tourists on categories ranging from politeness to generosity to willingness to learn local languages—and the French finished last in several categories. Japanese tourists took honors in just as many and were ranked “best tourists” for the third year running. Americans topped the “noisiest” category.

The 5 Best: Japanese, Britons, Canadians, Germans, Swiss.  The 5 Worst: French, Spaniards, Greeks, Turks, South Africans. Click the second link for more results.
(Read more tourists stories.)

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