According to an Expedia.com study, European hoteliers give American travelers top marks for attempting to speak the local language, always trying local food and spending a lot of money during their stay. They came second in popularity only to the Japanese, who generally were considered polite and tidy. “Quiet” and “considerate” Swiss travelers secured third place in the poll of 15,000 hoteliers.
Faring less well were the British (who were called rude, noisy and bad tippers), the French (who were considered xenophobic) and the Germans, who were voted “least generous.”
One bad stereotype of Americans abroad remains, however: U.S. tourists are still considered the worst dressers.