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French Voted World's Worst Tourists

Is there a Frenchman nearby refusing to tip a waiter in broken English? They're everywhere, according to Expedia, which ranked the French as being the worst tourists in the world. Viewed as arrogant penny-pinchers with poor grasps on foreign languages, the French managed to rub 4,500 international hotel owners the wrong way. "The French don't go abroad very much," Expedia Marketing Director Timothy de Roux explained of his country's poor manners. "We're lucky enough to have a country which is magnificent in terms of its landscape and culture." French tourists also don't realize discrepancies between their culture and others, like tipping on a restaurant bill, he said. The upside, if there is one, comes in the form of fashion sense: French tourists took third place behind the Italians and the British on vacation apparel. Expedia voted the Japanese the best tourists in the world for the second year in a row.