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.
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