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Americans are kinder travelers than Canadians: Expedia survey

 

Agence France-Presse

 /  Wed, June 12, 2019  /  08:04 pm
Americans are kinder travelers than Canadians: Expedia survey

According to the 2019 edition of their annual "Airplane and Hotel Etiquette Study," American travelers tend to extend more acts of kindness and perform more courtesies to fellow passengers compared to Canadians, who boast an international reputation for being among the friendliest people in the world.  (Shutterstock/Rawpixel.com)

Could American travelers be more considerate and polite than their Canadian counterparts? That's what is suggested based on the findings of the latest Expedia etiquette survey, which gauges the biggest pet peeves among travelers every year. 

According to the 2019 edition of their annual "Airplane and Hotel Etiquette Study," American travelers tend to extend more acts of kindness and perform more courtesies to fellow passengers compared to Canadians, who boast an international reputation for being among the friendliest people in the world. 

In the global survey, which polled more than 18,235 respondents across 23 countries, nearly half (42 percent) of Americans said they were willing to change seats and allow traveling companions to sit together versus 33 percent of Canadians. 

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Likewise, while 21 percent of Americans said they've helped entertain other people's children while traveling, that figure dips to 14 percent among Canadians. 

Nearly half of American travelers also said they've helped a fellow passenger hoist their luggage in the overhead compartment, compared to just 41 percent globally.