Findings of a global survey released by the opinion research institute YouGov which interviewed over 29.000 adults from 26 countries, confirmed that Japanese holidaymakers are the most welcomed tourists in Europe. When asked which holidaymakers are perceived most positively, 26 % of the Finns and 18 % of the French named the Japanese. The situation is similar in Germany and Spain where 12% of interviewees perceived them as positive.
The German holidaymakers, on the other hand, were not very popular around European countries. In Spain, the favourite sun and beach destination for German travellers, only 6% perceive them most positively. In fact, 17% of Spanish respondents perceive them as the most unpopular holidaymakers. The only exception is France, where German guests are popular to a similar level like the Japanese.
The Scandinavian holidaymakers scored particularly well in other Scandinavian countries – the Danes are highly valued by the Norwegians (23%), and the Norwegians by the Swedes (22%).
On the other end of the popularity scale, there are Russians and UK travellers. Russian tourists have had a bad reputation, especially in Denmark and Germany – 38 and 36 percent of respondents, respectively, named them the most unpopular tourists. The British, in turn, are the worst off in Germany (39%) and Spain (46%).
Source: Tourism Review