British Tourists – Are You Really Guilty of These 25 Travel Habits?

They say that you can spot a British Tourist from a mile away, and while I am one myself, I can understand while we are singled out for some criticism.  Football shorts, socks and sandals, sunburn, and pints of beer for breakfast are clear indicators that you have some Brits abroad, but according to a new focus group conducted by, we have some typical habits too…

British Travellers

Giveaway signs that you’re a British Tourists include taking too many photos, complaining that it is too hot, secretly missing the rain, getting bad tan lines, and my favourite, getting a drink at the airport, no matter what time of the day it is (there’s nothing wrong with that… is there?).  But it seems we truly miss home when we are away, and not finding a decent cup of tea can be a real bugbear for British Travellers!

If you are from Blighty, take a look at the full list below and let us know how many travel habits you are guilty of!

  1. Take too many photos
  2. Upload all the photos to Facebook afterwards
  3. Instagramming photos of sausage legs and airplane wings
  4. Frown at people using selfie sticks
  5. Learn how to ask for the bill in the native language, then do the universal hand gesture anyway
  6. Complain there’s nowhere to get a good cup of tea
  7. Complain it’s too hot
  8. Walk around with un-rubbed in sun cream
  9. Ditch the sun cream and then look like a lobster
  10. Ask for directions
  11. Get in a taxi when can’t follow directions
  12. Do a stupid pose in front a historical landmark
  13. Wear the tourist uniform, socks, sandals, backpack and bum bag
  14. Be mystified by foreign supermarkets
  15. Forget to drive on the right hand side of the road
  16. Get a drink at the airport, no matter what time your flight is
  17. Fall asleep on the beach with a book on your face
  18. Get bad tan lines
  19. Get annoyed at people who can’t queue properly
  20. Be brave and try the local liquor then instantly regret it
  21. Secretly miss the rain
  22. Claim to be “jet-lagged” after a holiday to South of France
  23. Pack two jumpers ‘just in case’ even though it’s going to be 30° everyday
  24. Constantly saying sorry to everyone then saying sorry again when they don’t understand you
  25. Keep all pennies from foreign currency in jar when you get home and never use them again

I may be guilty of number 12 and number 16, okay, and number 19, but the rest is just nonsense!  How very dare you! 😉


2 Comments Add yours

  1. Jane Sadek says:

    OH – those are Brits? 🙂

    1. Equatours says:

      Apparently so Jane! 😉

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