Expedia’s Best and Worse Tourists
My last blog post was about the Best Cities to Live. But what about the people who visit these cities? A study by travel company Expedia asked 4,500 hotels worldwide to rank tourists on their behavior.
As in the past 2 years, the hoteliers worldwide named the Japanese as the world’s best tourists. They were ranked not only as the quietest and most polite, but also the cleanest and least likely to complain (which I can attest to after living in Japan for over 1.5 years now). The top 10 are:
On the flip side, French hold the unenviable reputation for being the world’s worst tourists. According to hoteliers, as well as being the most frugal and meanest tippers, they can also lay claim to being the most impolite tourists – ouch!
For more details, read the recent BBC news article titled Rude French are worst tourists. Who do you think are the best and worse tourists that you have encountered at home and/or in your travels?