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Brits among the most annoying travellers

24/11/2008 18:13

The British are amongst the most annoying travellers in the world, a global poll reveals.

Americans top the list (18%), followed by those from France (12%) and Germany (10%).

British and Chinese travellers (equaly six per cent) complete the roll call of the five most annoying nationalities, according to the survey of 8,931 people – including almost 500 from the UK - by online travel reviews company TripAdvisor.

Children who kick the back of airline seats are the ultimate no-no for almost one third of travellers (31%).

Rude seat recliners drive one in five travellers mad (21%), whilst passengers who bellow down their mobile phones (16%), block the aisles whilst stowing their bags (12%) and hog the armrests (4%) are rated as being the most annoying traveller traits.

A spokesman for TripAdvisor said: “The notion of ‘travelling for pleasure’ can be a total farce when you’re surrounded by passengers who seem intent on making their presence felt – be it with a boot in the back, or an elbow in the ribs.”  


Top 10 Most Annoying Travellers

1. Americans -18%
2. French - 12%                               
3. Germans - 10%                            
4. British - 6%                                   
5. Chinese - 6%                                                                                         
6. Russians - 5%                                                                                       
7. Japanese  -  5%
8. Italians - 5%                                                                                          
9. Indians - 2%                                                                                         
10. Emiratees - 1%    


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