The Tourist rudeness rating
British holidaymakers have been named the world’s friendliest and most generous hotel guests in a survey conducted by the beach holiday specialist On the Beach.
A survey of the staff from 100 hotels around the world gave British people on holiday a big thumbs up, with 32% naming British people as the friendliest, followed by Swedes with 16%, with one in 10 votes for Norwegian guests.
To tip or not to tip
Tipping hotel staff whilst on holiday has often caused confusion, with many holidaymakers unsure when tips are expected by restaurant and bar staff as well as the daily cleaning staff who work hard to keep our rooms clean.
The survey revealed Brits as the best tippers, with more than one in three (36%) naming British holidaymakers as the best tippers. Swedish holidaymakers are also considered good tippers coming in second with 14% of the vote, followed by the usually tip-happy Americans with 11%.
Whilst the sun, sea and sand of a beach holiday has most of us in a happy holiday mood, it seems not all holidaymakers convey that mood with hotel staff. Russian travellers are considered to be the rudest guests with a whopping 31% of the vote.
German holidaymakers are named the second rudest with one in five voting for German guests, with French travellers named the third rudest, acquiring 10% of the vote.
The biggest complainers
Whilst British holidaymakers are considered the friendliest and the best tippers, it’s not all good news, with more than one in three (37%) naming Brits as the biggest complainers amongst hotel guests.
French holidaymakers are considered the second biggest complainers, with more than one in 10 (12%) hotel staff naming and shaming holidaymakers from France, with Germans completing the top three list of the worst of complainers.
Keep the noise down
The survey also revealed that British holidaymakers were the noisiest guests with a deafening 34% of the vote, followed by Spanish guests with 25%.
Russian guests are considered the third noisiest hotel guests with 8% of the vote.