It's official: Americans are the world's worst tourists (even they think so too)

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It's official: Americans are the world's worst tourists (and even they think so too)Stock photo: Rex


Americans have voted themselves the world's worst tourists in a new survey.

The poll, carried out by LivingSocial, questioned 5,600 people in five countries - and Americans ranked themselves as the worst travellers with 20%, according to the Daily Mail.

Canadians and Australians also weren't 'fanny pack-wearing' fans, and voted Americans the world's worst tourists, too.

However, not everyone was in agreement; Brits voted Germans their least favourite tourists, while the Irish voted Brits as the worst travellers.

The most common travel disasters reported by Americans was lost luggage on an airline (21%); bad weather (21%); and getting very lost (16%), according to USA Today.

The survey also also revealed that Americans were a little light-fingered with hotel property, with four out of ten admitting they had 'accidentally' packed or intentionally stolen items like towels.

Meanwhile, Brits actually voted themselves the world's worst tourists in a poll carried out by skyscanner.net last year.

We voted ourselves the worst at "not attempting to learn any local language", "being drunk and disorderly" and "not trying the local food and drink".

Our tightly-zipped wallets also didn't go unnoticed as we cleaned up in the "not tipping" category.

There was one saving grace - our famous British politeness saved us from "being rude", with the crown for that category going to the Russians.

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