World's Worst Tourists: The Bad, Bad British
It's not just a current-day phenomenon that the British are considered bad tourists; even in 2002 they were voted the World's Worst Tourists. More recent surveys have focused on how often Brits get arrested overseas, with 1,549 British tourists being arrested in Spain alone last year. There were also a large number of arrests in the US, Cyprus, France and Germany, and the British Embassy in Prague reported a "disproportionate number" of arrests, usually related to drunken behavior.
In Greece, local residents and business-owners in Malia on Crete actually held a protest against British tourists, because "they get drunk, they exhibit themselves in front of our eyes", and apparently get stuck into a bit of random violence and vandalism too. You can't blame the Greeks for a bit of ill-feeling, especially after the 2003 incident when a British tourist bit the nose off a bartender who was trying to throw him out. So beware of holidaying Brits.