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July 10, 2009

And The Worst Tourists Are...

Sacre Bleu!

French tourists are the worst in the world, coming across as penny-pinching, rude and terrible at languages, according to a new survey.

The study by travel company Expedia asked 4,500 hotels worldwide to rank tourists on their behaviour.

But the competition was fierce

France's rivals for the world's "worst tourist" tag, Spaniards and Greeks, came near the bottom of the pack in almost every category.

Well, my invitation to a certain french couple still stands.

I'm big that way.

Posted by Mr. Bingley at July 10, 2009 08:19 AM


Hrm. So do we have to start talking about "Les francaises laides"? (If I remember my French correctly).

Posted by: ricki at July 10, 2009 09:11 AM

"Ugly Americans" my ass! Woohoo! Let's go get ripped and trash a foreign hotel room!

Posted by: Cullen at July 10, 2009 01:29 PM

P.J. O'Rourke once hilariously ripped on foreign (i.e., non American tourists) in, I think Holidays in Hell. One of the most memorable bits, to me, was his observation that Germany is where Israelis learned their manners. Then he asked, metaphorically, what else would be a thirty year old heterosexual male holding a purse and wearing a bikini brief and Mickey Mouse shirt but a French tourist.

Posted by: Steve Skubinna at July 10, 2009 04:54 PM

Bloody French.

Posted by: colin at July 10, 2009 09:47 PM