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Post time 2012-10-22 17:33:42 |Display all floors
It seems Americans might just be their own worst enemy when it comes to traveling abroad. That is, according to the findings of a new survey seeking to uncover the world's worst tourists, USA Today reports.

Carried out by LivingSocial and Mandala Research, the survey polled 5,600 respondents from five countries, explains Biz Journal.

Not only did Americans rank their own countrymen as the worst tourists; Australians and Canadians also ranked U.S. number one.

Across the pond, the Irish singled out the British, while the Brits fingered Germans for their rude behavior, calling them the world's worst.

Perhaps one of the main reasons why Americans are considered the world's most insufferable tourists is how little practice they get at taking annual vacation days. Fox News notes that, on average, Yanks took a meager 16 days of vacation each year.

In contrast, Canadians vacationed for an average of 21 days, while the British reported taking around 23 days. Australians, on the other hand, took 27 days off, topped only by the Irish and their whopping 28 annual days on holiday.

Then again, Americans are getting out of the country enough for their vacationing habits to be noticed abroad. According to the press release from SocialLiving, 78 percent of Americans have visited at least one foreign country, 61 percent have visited multiple countries, and 36 percent have traveled to four or more foreign destinations.

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Across the pond, the Irish singled out the British, while the Brits fingered Germans for their rude behavior, calling them the world's worst.
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Post time 2012-10-22 20:28:13 |Display all floors
seneca Post time: 2012-10-22 19:55
Who the worst tourists are is irrelevant; bad behaviour is bad behaviour. I don't think the Chinese  ...

"copy" the japanese tourist-behaviour?
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Post time 2012-10-22 20:47:34 |Display all floors
china is so huge, so chinese are greatly diversified. it is not strange to experience bad tourist from china. you know even if the percentage of bad tourists is constant for every country, become china has the largest population, there will be greatest number of bad tourists from china than any other countries.
what is more, bad behaviors are memorized better.... so you guys tend to forget the good tourists from china, but memorize the bad ones from china firmly. right?

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Post time 2012-10-22 20:50:49 |Display all floors
MiaoYong37 Post time: 2012-10-22 20:47
china is so huge, so chinese are greatly diversified. it is not strange to experience bad tourist fr ...
bad behaviors
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Post time 2012-10-22 21:29:10 |Display all floors
seneca Post time: 2012-10-22 21:16
When the RICH go travelling, the rich believe they own the world. In this regard, Chinese are part ...

i would rather say they are less experienced, they don't know how to behave elegantly at now... the image of tourists from china will better as chinese get to know how to respect others as to get respect from others.... no one is a good toddler the first time he walks. right?

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Post time 2012-10-22 21:32:57 |Display all floors
lionstar Post time: 2012-10-22 20:50
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well. we tend to pay more attention to black sheep in a flock of white sheep. because flock from china is the largest. no wonder black sheep from china might attract the most attention.

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