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Brits among the most annoying travellers
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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