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American tourists complain even more than French ones!

June 16, 2008

The last posting (below) cited a study by Expedia France which found that the French are regarded as the worst tourists not only in Europe, but even within France itself (ouch!). But never fear, American tourists did manage to get gold medals in a couple of the individual events, so to speak. For example, take the category of “Complainers” in the opinion poll. The medal goes to American tourists: 33% of the survey respondents labeled them as never satisfied, showing a strong lead over both the Germans and French (both at 12%).

 

American tourists are also considered as the least trendy dressers (29%), way ahead of the Chinese and Russians (both 5%). Apparently personal comfort is considered more important than projecting an impressive image. And another “honor” shared with the French: North American hotel owners name American tourists as behaving the worst, in their own country. However–and this should be very reassuring–Americans apparently put on a better attitude when traveling to Europe, where they are classified the 3rd most appreciated tourists (behind Japanese and Germans). On a world-wide scale, unfortunately, Americans only rank 11th-best.

 

Americans are also the most adventurous in terms of culinary experiences, as their appetite and pleasure to discover new tastes make international cooks particularly happy. All over the world hotel owners are also fond of them because they usually spend the most.

 

And by the way, the best tourists in the world are the Japanese: they come before Germans and Canadians for their general attitude, their politeness and courtesy, the fact they never complain and their level of spending. Only downside: they don’t seem to like what they eat. Can somebody tell me if that also applies if they are given French food?  

 

 

 

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