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  1. Gloria Singer says:

    21 abril, 2015 at 8:22 pm

    Tourism accounts for roughly 11% of Spain’s GDP and 2 million jobs. Almost a quarter of all those tourists are the “animals” you describe (Brits). How do you propose “not putting up with it” any longer? Insist that all Brits take a personality test at immigration to ascertain whether or not they’ll piss themselves after a few pints?
    Let’s not forget that the tourism industry would not be what it is without the assault of SPANISH campaigns in the ’60s, specifically targeting British tourists. Beggars can’t be choosers.

    If only those well-behaved Spanish tourists could teach us uncivilised British louts how to behave properly…

    • Mireia says:

      21 abril, 2015 at 8:34 pm

      Mind you, I have re-read the article and nowhere have I spoken about British tourists as a whole. If you identify so strongly with the pissing, anti-social hordes instead of the other 90% of tourists, who are absolutely lovely and whom I have made a point of not mentioning, then go for it, but don’t put words in my mouth. I have specified time and time again that this is about a very concrete kind of tourism. Regarding your 1960s comment, what Franco did back in the 1960s is not our fault or our choice, so I don’t see why you would blame us for what a fascist dictator did. I won’t even dignify the “beggars can’t be choosers” comment with an answer.

      • Gloria Singer says:

        21 abril, 2015 at 8:58 pm

        My problem with this article is less about the semantics (although maybe you *ought* to have mentioned the other 90% of tourists. That way, people reading the article without a background knowledge of the situation might have been given a more balanced viewpoint. Unbiased journalism, and all that) and more about the tone. It comes across as smug, condescending, and holier-than-thou. Phrases like “British nationals of course” do little to support your case.
        As for the Franco comments: who’s blaming whom for anything? Those campaigns propelled Spain’s tourist economy and industry for decades. What would the Spain of today look like in the absence of those campaigns? A hell of a lot less economically sustainable. But, hey, at least the streets would smell better.

  2. says:

    16 enero, 2016 at 1:44 am

    Este tipo de gente que no tiene respeto para nada me molesta! Pero hay borrachos en todos los paises, y los españoles pueden ser muy ruidosos también! Desafortudanamente, no se puede escoger los turistas que vienen… Me parece que la regla es que si el sitio es barato y comercial, va a atraer todas las ‘stag dos’ de Europa y sus consequencias. Hace un año, trabajaba en una oficina y habia gente que ibia de vacaciones a Magaluf y Benidorm… Me daba ganas de vomitar!

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