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Top annoying travellers and travel annoyances

12/26/2008| 12:15:00 PM| 中文

24 November, 2008:The British are amongst the most annoying travellers in the world, a global poll reveals. <br>

24 November, 2008:The British are amongst the most annoying travellers in the world, a global poll reveals.

Americans top the list (18%), followed by those from France (12%) and Germany (10%).

British and Chinese travellers (equaly six per cent) complete the roll call of the five most annoying nationalities, according to the survey of 8,931 people – including almost 500 from the UK - by online travel reviews company TripAdvisor.

Children who kick the back of airline seats are the ultimate no-no for almost one third of travellers (31%).

Rude seat recliners drive one in five travellers mad (21%), whilst passengers who bellow down their mobile phones (16%), block the aisles whilst stowing their bags (12%) and hog the armrests (4%) are rated as being the most annoying traveller traits.

A spokesman for TripAdvisor said: “The notion of ‘travelling for pleasure’ can be a total farce when you’re surrounded by passengers who seem intent on making their presence felt – be it with a boot in the back, or an elbow in the ribs.”  

Top 10 Most Annoying Travellers

1. Americans            18%

2. French                   12%

3. Germans                  10%

4. British                       6%

5. Chinese                6%

6. Russians                   5%

7. Japanese             5%

8. Italians                      5%

9. Indians                        2%

10. Emiratees                      1%

Top Travel Annoyances

1. Children kicking your seat back   31%

2. Rude seat recliners                   21%

3. Loud mobile phone conversations 16%

4. Passengers taking too long to stow overhead baggage 12%

5. People getting up before the seatbelt sign is off  5%

6. Armrest hogs  4%

7.  Passengers consuming smelly food  4%

8. Travellers blocking moving walkways  3%

9. “Shoulder surfers” reading over your shoulder  1%

10. People wandering in front of airport service carts  1%
TAGS: TripAdvisor
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