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Russians are world's worst tourists, suggests poll

     London: The world's worst holidaymaker poll suggests that Russians are the worst tourists in the world. The 'Who do you not get on with on holiday' poll surveyed over 1,000 British tourists who went abroad this summer, and suggested that Russians were money flashing chavs who hid sunloungers in their hotel rooms. According to reports, the Germans have been beaten into second place. Brits who holidayed in Spain, France, Cyprus, Malta, Italy, Turkey, Greece and Portugal complained that Russian tourists were more likely to take hotel sunloungers into their rooms to make sure that they got a seat by the pool in the morning. They further said that Russian tourists would flash their money around, and order hotel staff to be at their beck and call. They said that Russians were also likely to belch and swear in public areas like hotel swimming pools and bars, and dress like 'chavs' - wearing tracksuits and gold bling. Gary Hewitt, who runs the Real Holiday Reports website, said that a number of complaints had been made about the behaviour of Russians by UK tourists this summer. "To be honest, when we started the poll we expected the normal complaints about German tourists hogging the sunloungers - the same old stories," the Sun quoted him as saying. "But to our surprise we've been flooded with complaints about Russians on holiday. "People have commented that they are rude, flash their cash around and think they own the place," he added. The poll has had more than 1,000 hits so far, and the Russians are currently top of the leader board with more than one-third of the votes. The Germans are not far behind with just over 30 per cent, and Brits themselves make up 15 per cent.
-August 28, 2009

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