Ok. Life has been a bit crazy these past few weeks, hence no blog entries. Netty and Nina, this one is for you!
There was recently an article on Yahoo!News about how American tourists are no longer the worst in the world. Hey, we’re moving up! Gotta love that what was once the “Ugly American Tourist” is now considered the second, only to the Japanese. Gotta laugh about the Brits being just behind us in the worst dressed! Having seen how my parents travel, I’m not that surprised.
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.
Anyway, I’ll have an update on life, work and immigration soon. The Inquisition for the past week is as follows:
- Aunt Mary Lou
- Aunt Nancy
- Uncle Pliny
- Uncle Frankie
- Uncle Ed
- at least 20 of my sister’s friends
- Peter (not my uncle)
- John & Terri (they’re married)
- The neighbor I don’t like, but did ask
- Helene (no, not that one <g>)
I know there are more, but i didn’t really keep a good list :(
PS. I love this site. It makes me ROTFLMAO. It’s been added to the feeds :)