If you could whip up the perfect tacky tourist in a lab, what would it include? Novelty-sized camera hanging from a strap? Check. Head buried in a folded-out map? Sure. Fanny pack? Oh, my. Yes.
Indeed, there are several undeniable characteristics of lousy tourists, but how can you peg just who is the worst? Deal site LivingSocial recently asked some 5,600 respondents across five countries* to name the nation whose tourists are the most terrible, looking at who they consider to be loud, rude and obnoxious. Which tourists are the most reviled across the globe? Click through to find out.
* Countries surveyed: U.S.A., Canada, Australia, Ireland and Britain. Percentages are average scores based on those five nations' responses.
The waters around the southern Line Islands in the Pacific Ocean are home to some of the healthiest coral reefs in the world. The government of Kiribat... More The waters around the southern Line Islands in the Pacific Ocean are home to some of the healthiest coral reefs in the world. The government of Kiribati recently declared a 12-nautical-mile fishing exclusion zone around each of the five islands, thanks in part to the efforts of National Geographic's Pristine Seas initiative and Explorer-in-Residence Enric Sala, who led a research expedition there in 2009. "Diving at the southern Line Islands reveals what the seas once were, in all their richness and wonder," says Sala. "Coming here has reset our entire understanding of what's natural, and has given us a new baseline against which to measure healthy and unhealthy reefs everywhere." Read more about the southern Line Islands online in National Geographic magazine: http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2014/09/southern-line-islands/warne-text
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