Hey Look Kids! There’s Big Ben! And There’s Parliament!

Via the Freakonomics blog, Reuters is reporting that, in a survey of 15,000 European hoteliers through Expedia.com, Americans are considered the second best tourists in the world behind the Japanese, who get high marks for being polite and tidy. Americans also rank high for their generous holiday spending habits.

It wasn’t all good for the U.S. though, as Americans came in #1 for “worst dressed,” perhaps justifying the “ugly American” stereotype. Still, the British fared worst in the survey, taking in low marks for their rude behavior, noise, and miserly attitude to tipping.

Go ahead and take that Canadian flag off your suitcase.


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