It's Official: Japanese Are The Best Tourists
The travel booking folks at Expedia have published the results of a large survey about the best and worst tourists. And it turns out that those bowing, camera-toting Japanese are officially the "best" tourists, mostly due to their politeness and tidiness. Americans and Swiss come in second and third on the overall scale.
In other awards ... the biggest spenders on holidays are Americans, followed by Russians and Brits. But Brits lose out in another category, being crowned the second-worst-dressed of tourists: after the worst dressed Americans. And when measuring the generosity scale, the Pfennig-pinching Germans came up as the least generous tourists.
And we can't leave you without whispering the results of who make the worst tourists: apparently the French are the worst, followed by Indians, Chinese and Russian. Of course, this is all a bit biased by the fact that the 15,000 respondents were hoteliers in Europe, so don't be offended. Unless you belong to a worst-dressed nation and then perhaps you need to spend more Euro shopping in stylish Italy.