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British tourist says it’s no surprise Spain doesn’t want Brits


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Lanzarote’s president recently caused upset when she said the Spanish hotspot was looking to target higher quality tourism, in what many saw as an insult to British tourists who make up around 50 percent of the island’s visitors. However, a British tourist has now said they understand why some of Spain’s top destinations “don’t want Brits.”

The tourist ‘lightandtunnels’ wrote on Mumsnet: “Not surprised some holiday islands don’t want Brits?

“Just spent two weeks in Tenerife. Observed some pretty bad behaviour on a number of occasions, all drunken, and all Brits.”

The tourist said that they saw a British hen party swearing and shouting at people outside a shop.

They added: “Two couples, with children, were totally smashed one night at the hotel when entertainment was on. Loud, shouting, obnoxious, stupid behaviour, the entertainers were clearly annoyed.”

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The tourist said that they also witnessed a pair of young men loudly swearing in one of the resort’s restaurants around families.

Another user ‘pugdogmum’ said: “Having witnessed this type of behaviour so many times, I actively avoid places and destinations that attract other Brits for this very reason. It’s completely embarrassing.”

However, another user had a different view saying: “Meh not ideal, but it’s what drives those local economies. No doubt they missed them during the pandemic.”

Another person disagreed, saying: “I live in a similar place and it’s deeply embarrassing. We missed tourism during the pandemic, but most definitely not that kind of behaviour.

“Horrible, abusive, drunken and chaotic behaviour is not what drives our economy. What it does is have a massive negative impact on the mental health of people working in the industry.”

A frequent visitor to Tenerife said: “There is much more to Tenerife than this. The island has stunning nature with beautiful volcanic landscapes.

“I’m not surprised if they want to curb the British Party section of the market. This is precisely the problem.

“Beautiful places end up with an unpleasant reputation and everything spirals in the wrong direction.”

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Magaluf, a popular party resort in Majorca, has also recently introduced drinks limits and bans on party boats and all-you-can-drink deals.

According to recent research from GoCompare Travel Insurance, British tourists are most annoyed by Brits that are disrespectful to locals abroad.

Getting too drunk was the next most annoying tourist behaviour with 41 percent finding fellow boozed up Brits irritating.

Saving sun loungers with towels, being too loud and moaning about it being too hot also made the list.

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