French top list of world's worst tourists, survey finds

07/10/2009 | MSNBC

A survey of thousands of hotel owners around the globe found that French tourists come across as arrogant, cheap and bad at foreign languages. "It's mainly the fact that they speak little or no English when they're abroad, and they don't speak much of the local language," said Timothee de Roux, marketing director at Expedia. "When they're on holiday they can be a bit stressed, they're not used to things, and this can lead them to be demanding in a way which could be seen as a certain arrogance."

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