The French, the world’s worst tourists…

According to hoteliers, the French are the worst tourists in the world! These are the findings of a study carried out by the TNS polling institute.


The main faults of the French tourist are stinginess, grumpiness and rudeness. Professionals also agree that the French have great difficulty – and reluctance – in expressing themselves in a language other than their own, and do not hesitate to add a few words in French to their speeches in the hope of being understood.
After the French, it’s the Spanish and Greeks who come in at the back of the pack.

On the contrary, it’s the Japanese, English and Canadians who make up the trifecta of the best tourists. The former are discreet, courteous, diplomatic and reluctant to complain….commenting to the English, they are appreciated as, after the Americans, they are the tourists who leave the most tips. Canadian tourists are renowned for their politeness, hygiene and calm.

Despite all the bad points French tourists give them, they’re still renowned for their discretion and a certain “French elegance”…

In any case, if you’re planning a trip in the near future, don’t forget to take out travel insurance to protect yourself against any risks.

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