Russia and the U.K. followed France for the No. 2 and 3 spots, respectively. Interestingly enough, 60% of the respondents were British. Looks like Brits aren’t just rude, but also self-effacing. In an earlier Skyscanner survey, they also voted themselves the World’s Worst Tourists.
As for Russia, Tatiana Danilova, Skyscanner’s Russian market manager, told Forbes the country’s ranking at No. 2 may be a matter of cross-cultural differences. “The Russian language is not as polite as English, so when Russians translate directly from Russian to English, it can sound rude to an English speaker even if they don’t mean it to,” she says.