Germans and Americans are Dumbest Travelers

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May 292013
 

A new survey on tipping has shown that Germans and Americans are dumber than Italians, French, Spanish and the Brits.

Why?

Because Germans and Americans are more likely to leave a tip while traveling.

The survey by TripAdvisor found that 69% of Germans and 57% of Americans always leave a tip while they’re on a trip.

Here’s nations from a bunch of countries tip when they’re on a trip.

1. Germans – 69%
2. Americans – 57%
3. Russians – 53%
4. Brazilians – 40%
5. French – 39%
6. Brits – 39%
7. Spanish – 36%
8. Italians – 23%

Americans are the worst when it comes to tipping during vacations.

The survey found 99% of Americans tip on vacation compared to the average of 43% who always tip among seven other countries.

In our view, tipping is a lousy trick played by businesses to pass on the cost of paying their employees to customers.

The TripAdvisor survey did not cover Indians, who are smart enough to seldom tip.

Yatra Acquires Travelguru

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Jun 292012
 
Yatra Acquires Travelguru

Indian online travel agency Yatra.com has purchased hotel and flight booking company Travelguru.com. Financial terms of the transaction, in which Yatra acquired 100% of Travelguru from Travelocity Global, were not disclosed. Travelguru will continue to operate as a separate entity under its current name. Travelguru is considered to be India’s […]

TripAdvisor Burns Rubber

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Apr 122011
 

Travel and hotel reviews web site TripAdvisor seems to be on a scorching growth ride. The popular web site is tooting the horn today that it currently lists 45 million reviews and opinions. Apparently, 23 new contributions are posted every minute. Since October 2010, the site has added five million […]

Carlson Opens New Hotel in India at Indore

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Jul 272010
 

Travel services provider Carlson has opened its 30th hotel in India, the 201-room Radisson Hotel Indore. Situated in the business hub of Indore and a 20-minute drive from the Devi Ahilyabai airport, the new hotel features 18 suites and 183 rooms. Dining Options Radisson Hotel Indore offers multiple dining options […]

Pricey Oberoi Ranthambhore Wins High Honors

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Jul 092010
 

The folks at India’s Oberoi hotel chain are blowing the trumpet that Oberoi Vanyavilas in Ranthambhore has been ranked the best hotel in the world in Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Awards 2010 readers’ survey. In all, four Oberoi hotels were ranked amongst the first fifteen in the world – […]