I just read this over at the BBC and just cannot believe it! Someone tell me that this is a “sexed up” report. Please???
(I decided to change the title )
Britons and Germans ‘rudest tourists’
British holidaymakers have come a very close second to the Germans in a survey to find the rudest nation of tourists.
As many as 22% of overseas hotel and catering staff thought the British were the rudest customers they had encountered, according to the survey by Caterer and Hotelkeeper magazine.
Only the Germans came out worse, with 23% of 1,000 staff interviewed finding them the least bearable.
Many British tourists were described as “drunken, yobbish, and spitting”, with frequent displays of “arrogance” and “ignorance” when on holiday abroad.
It was even alleged that Britons had a habit of demanding compensation for meals they had already eaten but claimed to not enjoy.
Some accused the Brits of insulting staff and spitting at them, while one waiter claimed to have been threatened with a gun by an unhappy customer.