4 Sep, 2019 @ 17:44
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Brits rate themselves as worst-behaved country while abroad

BRITS have rated themselves as the worst-behaved country abroad, a recent YouGov survey shows.

Participants from 26 countries were asked how favourably they viewed their fellow natives while on holiday.

Brits were one of only two countries holding a negative view of their compatriots with 57% disapproving of behaviour abroad.

This is compared to Filipinos, 85% of whom rated their overseas citizens positively.

Indians had an 83% self-approval rate, followed by residents of the United Arab Emirates with 82%.

British people also fared badly when the poll asked to select which foreign countries had the worst tourists. 

Almost half of Spaniards polled named Britons as the worst-behaved, with Germany also naming UK citizens as the least loved.

Japan was rated the best-behaved with Finland, France, Germany, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand all naming them top. 

Matt Smith, lead data researcher at YouGov, said: “Of course, the vast majority of British travellers are well-behaved while abroad, but YouGov’s new research shows we’ve still got a way to go if we want to improve our image amongst our European friends.

“With so many thousands Britain’s youngsters temporarily taking our nation’s binge-drinking culture Spanish resorts every summer, it is not surprising to see that Spaniards especially have the most negative view of British tourists.”

Joshua Parfitt

Joshua James Parfitt is the Costa Blanca correspondent for the Olive Press. He holds a gold-standard NCTJ in multimedia journalism from the award-winning News Associates in Twickenham. His work has been published in the Sunday Times, Esquire, the Mail on Sunday, the Daily Mail, the Sun, the Sun on Sunday, the Mirror, among others. He has appeared on BBC Breakfast to discuss devastating flooding in Spain, as well as making appearances on BBC and LBC radio stations.

Contact me now: [email protected] or call +44 07960046259. Twitter: @jjparfitt

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