Top 10 Worst Tourist Nationalities

This is a list about travelers (by nationality) which have the worst behaviour while visiting other countries.

That doesn't mean all those people are bad, it just means that some of these travellers give their whole countrymen a bad name. And often the culture is just different, so people don't know they behave naughty.

The Top Ten

1 The Chinese The Chinese

A lot of Chinese people are very selfish, obnoxious, rude, and loud. They only see themselves and think about themselves. They cut in line, they let their kids go potty in public, they chew with their mouths open, they scream and yell at each other from miles away, and just do not understand common sense. It is disgusting to see them act in that way in different countries and they need to be taught that how they act in their own countries doesn't apply anywhere else. I feel bad for the children whose parents don't teach them that because in the future half the world is going to hate China for how they behave in other countries. It's also an embarrassment to the well educated and polite Chinese people around the globe.

Be it on a plane, at the airport, at a resort, a mall or a restaurant, Chinese people are just obnoxiously loud and rude. They don't care if they invade your personal space. Almost all I've encountered don't bother excusing themselves or apologizing if they bump you. They act like they're the only people in the room. So annoying especially when you're stuck in a row with them on the plane.

I have few Chinese friends who actually hate when they see other Chinese tourist group, like those are in group are so brash, they never said like excuse me or sorry. My friend was a nice one, her English wasn't very good but she's always says grateful thing and don't mind to say sorry when she's wrong. She said those people need to calm down.

They arrive by the bus load and push their way to the front

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2 The Americans The Americans

I have to agree despite being American myself. After all, a French officer in Courage the Cowardly Dog said, "stupid Americans". Wow. Truer words could have never been said by a background cartoon character to describe only the worst of American tourists! - ModernSpongeBobSucks

American tourists talk so LOUDLY and older American female tourists wear a lot of jewelry even if it's only bling. A lovely, older American couple I know told me they're not traveling anymore because American tourists are hated, which is very sad.

I am an american but this is true we all think we all are so great and live in the best country.

They don't want to learn new things, be in contact with new cultures. Just keep consuming their food and way of life in other places.

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3 The Russians The Russians

One of them nearly ruined my holiday. How retarded is it to leave your clothes in a changing booth on a beach only to come back later and break in without any sense of respect for the person currently changing (I.e. me)?!

They have no courtesy and I have almost been pushed out of the train by a Russian trying to get on at the same time as me, and no acknowledgement was made either

Very rude and arrogant

They are unpolite, without education, speak bad and they think it is normal if you pay!

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4 The British The British

Hmm...I'm ashamed to say the Brits should be higher! Sometimes we behave appallingly (excluding myself of course) They seem to think that people abroad are the foreigners in their own country! Honestly...what a picture they paint of other decent, respectful Brits. Tsk! - Britgirl

In Greece we start having jokes about drunk British tourists.

They behave like they are privileged and have no eating or drinking culture.

Why do they always have to get naked when drunk?

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5 The Indians The Indians

I usually tolerate tourists, most of the time. However, India, please, control yourself and your children!

Don't respect personal space and don't watch their kids

I worked in the hotel industry. Indians are the worst of the worst.
No respect to anyone and they treat everyone as if we are their servants

Terrible people even kicking me out of my seat in the tour bus!

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6 The Germans The Germans

Acting superior to those in Crete and Spain while on holiday is gringeworthy but spreading trash around the airport within arms reach of the trash bin is just plain rude! I was shocked by the actions I saw

I work in tourism. Every single detail must fall in line or they demand compensation. Focus too much on unimportant details that they can’t enjoy the scenery.

7 The French The French

Was on a bus this morning where a group of french women teens were insulting and threatening a local irish girl because she did open a window. The adult acompagnying them did not say a word...

8 The Italians The Italians

They are rude, loud, obnoxious and just very arrogant in general. They bump into you and don't apologize. They expect everyone to speak Italian regardless of where they are and get very condescending when someone doesn't speak Italian. You are in another country for Christ's sake. If you can't speak English stay in Italy.

The Italians are the worst people of the world. It is not by chance that in may public places, in the past there was a panel saying "Entrance forbidden to DOGS and ITALIANS". Italians are ignorant, they do not speak any language and expect that in every Country in the worldpeople speaks Italian to please them. Italians are rude. they are extremely loud, shout at you, harrass women in the most rude and explicit way, they drink and destroy everything around them... when italians arrive in one touristic place, the holiday is finished for every other nationality.
Italians should be the number 1 in this list.

Top 10 Worst Tourist Nationalities: The Italians
Noisy, blockhead, men look like bitches, bigot

9 The Israelis

I work in the travel industry and over the years have done an informal survey of travel guides in more than ten countries re which tourists are the most difficult. Unbelievably, the answer is ALWAYS the same country: the Israelis! I wonder if this is ever discussed in the Israeli press.

Rude and always with a total disrespect for the local people. I witnessed two episode where groups of Israelis became violent. Once against a.fellow traveller defending a girl they were harassing and another time against an old man whose fridge they had just raided and he dared tell them off (it was his local bar). Not to forget in a hostel in Colombia 3 Israelis stole the food of the lady owner who was taking 3 young kids on a trip away. They had to cancel the trip. They threw rubbish everywhere.
In Nepal my hiking guide told me mountain lodges preferred to pretend to be full rather than taking them. It's not worth the absolute unpleasantness, and possibility of being robbed.
When working in the travel industry we had to pay more money to house Israeli groups in hotels. Because of stealing, rudeness (staff would call in sick), complaints from other guests etc.

Racists and supremacists

Rude and Loud!

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10 The Saudis The Saudis

The Contenders

11 The Turkish The Turkish

Beautiful country, worst people in the history of planet. I don't have to say anything, just open a history book.

12 The Poles The Poles
13 The Iranians

We iranians have this really bad habit of leaving piles of our trashes behind, wherever we go. We can't speak english well, and have to use those stupid body movements to make others understan us! We talk loud, we stare at others in streets and our men only travel to have sex with prostitutes of other countries...we are the worst tourists of all time

14 The Spanish The Spanish

Certainly, while I am a good tourist, some aren't. The problem is that this is one of the loudest countries and we go to bed at 11, 12 or even 1 o'clock. This is also a country that loves to party. - Martinglez

Loud, unrespectfull... their concept of tourism is to go abroad comparing everything with Spain.
Their have an incrediblle lack of open mind about different things, different ways of living. Extremely self-centered. A kind of "me,me,me..."
They don't hesitate in making fun of everything they see.

15 The Indonesians

They love to taking selfie everywhere, even in front of cemetery :(

Taking selfie everywhere is true. It is ashamed. Many of these tourists have the journey only in once or twice a year. Or some have the trips once in some years...that's why..But they are not rude. - niaga

16 The Australians The Australians

Loud, rude when drunk. You will always know when an Australian is nearby because you'll hear them first ( can make this judgement as I am an Aussie myself, though nothing like my fellow aussie tourists). I was in Thailand and this young drunk Australian guy was insulting this poor Thai woman who owned a cafe, shouting at the at her and the customers saying that no one would come back to her cafe, because her food was terrible. I felt so bad for her!

I live in Bali.. and as a fellow Australian I see the worst of aussie tourists. Drunken, disrespectful of local culture, crass and ignorant. Being so close to Bali, we tend to get the small minded budget tourists, who think no rules or laws apply in Indonesia.

17 The Greeks
18 The Brazilians The Brazilians
19 The South Africans The South Africans
20 The Irish
21 The Congolese The Congolese
22 The Mexicans The Mexicans
23 The Pakistanis

They cut queues and carry hand luggage that looks like hold luggage so all the cabin space is taken before you get to your seat.

24 The Swedes
25 The Argentines The Argentines
26 The Romanians
27 The Egyptians

Very demanding high maintenance people, who think the world owes them a living. They confuse knowledge with hyper-talking.


28 The Tunesians
29 The Moroccans The Moroccans
30 The South Koreans The South Koreans

I have met a lot of awesome South Koreans, but for another portion of those people, they don't follow rules and are annoying.

The Chinese are the worst (but not all of them). Koreans on the other hand are not even that loud compared to the chinese when they are in groups. Sure they are loud in groups but not as loud as the Chinese tourists (not all of them). - Jiaan

31 The Hungarys
32 The Dutch
33 The Portuguese
34 The Bosnians
35 The Serbians
36 The Ghanaians
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