who are the very best tourists? what do you think about this?

United States
May 24, 2007 9:08pm CST
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- And the best tourists in the world are... Wed May 23, 8:21 AM ET LONDON (Reuters) - The best tourists in the world are the Japanese, followed by Americans and the Swiss, a survey based on views from hoteliers across Europe said Wednesday. Japanese tourists stood out for being polite and tidy, securing 35 percent more votes than the Americans who came second. Swiss tourists were commended for being quiet and considerate, unlike the Britons who were judged to be the fifth worst tourists because of rude behavior, noise and a miserly attitude to tipping. But despite their faults, hoteliers do look favorably upon British spending habits voting them the third biggest holiday spenders after Americans and Russians. Based on responses from 15,000 European hoteliers, the survey carried out on behalf of travel Web site Expedia showed that the worst tourist nation was France, followed by India, China and Russia. Britain was second in the worst-dressed tourist table which was headed by the Americans, and fifth in the least-generous table which was headed by the Germans http://www.davesdaily.com/out.php?id=27642&url=http%3A%2F%2Fnews.yahoo.com%2Fs%2Fnm%2F20070523%2Fod_nm%2Fbritain_tourism1_dc%3B_ylt%3DApncQ0oR25FYDrcjeT1Ijs0SH9EA
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@jennybianca (12915)
• Australia
25 May 07
It doesn't say are Australians are!
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@susieq223 (3742)
• United States
25 May 07
Very interesting stats. I am surprised Americans came in second! I had always heard they were snotty, boorist and rude. Glad to know the reputation is better than what I heard. Of course, the Japanese do strike me as being very polite. I never thought the British would be rated badly. I have always thought all the British I have met were wonderful! Wonder why France was the worst tourist nation? You'd think with Paris, the art and cuisine they would rank pretty high.
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@susieq223 (3742)
• United States
26 May 07
Thanks for BR. I appreciate it.