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Brits 'behave better' on long-haul breaks

20 July 2009 12:30

Brits 'behave better' on long-haul breaks

British tourists behave better on holidays which take them outside of Europe, it has been said.

According to research from Expedia, the higher cost of a holiday which is long haul seems to spur Brits into being on their best behaviour.

Higher costs could include an expensive flight or a more comprehensive travel insurance policy.

Jonathan Cudworth , head of product marketing at Expedia, said that due to the length of time it takes to get to far-flung destinations, as well as the cost, "Brits seem to make an effort to immerse themselves in the culture of the country they're visiting and in turn paint a better picture of themselves than our closest neighbours might see".

A poll by the travel website recently showed that for the second year in a row, Brits have been ranked as the world's second best tourists.

However, when Europeans were asked, Brits were said to be messy and bad tippers.

Tourists may be wise to tone down behaviour on a break, as being under the influence of alcohol or acting recklessly could see a holiday insurance policy become invalid.