Or the Japanese—They’re Nice, too, say Americans: A new report tells us that Americans are smitten with Canada and Canadian visitors. They really, really like their neighbors to the North. This finding and others, from a report put out by us.jetcost.com, are based on a survey in which U.S. residents were asked what visitors to the U.S. they found to be the most friendly. (A note: there wasn’t much in the way of an explanation of methodology used to get the numbers that follow, except that more than 4,200 Americans took part in the survey. All respondents said that they have been on vacation abroad at least once in the last two years themselves.)
Asked what it was specifically about tourists that irritated the locals in their hometowns, the most annoying traits were as follows:
The study didn’t indicate any reasons, but a majority of Americans in the survey said the British are the most annoying tourists, with 31 percent of respondents naming them as the worst. Next were Germans (16 percent) and Brazilians (13 percent)
—Three-fifths of Americans that regularly come into contact with tourists find them irritating. The study also found that
—73 percent of Americans admit that they avoid fellow Americans when on vacation.
—Initially, two fifths of respondents that were questioned (41 percent) revealed that they lived in an area where they were in regular contact with tourists. Of these, 62 percent said that they became regularly irritated with the visitors.
—More than half of Americans (53 percent) revealed that they always try to befriend the locals when they are on vacation, while a quarter (24 percent) prefer to keep to themselves.