London: With bad behaviour, dire dressing sense and drinking habits, British women tourists have been named the ugliest in the world in an international poll.
Many have been accused of being "rude", "drinking pints of beer like men" and "ending up drunk in the gutter".
To the question: Which country has the ugliest women?, votes poured in from people around the world as far away as Africa, Japan and Australia.
British women easily topped the poll on 22.4 per cent, with the next nearest being American women on 16.7 per cent.
They were followed closely by the Germans, marginally ahead of east Europeans and Spaniards with Turks bottom of the list.
Other complaints included British women being "fat" and "not ashamed to let it all hang out", compared to those from other nations.
Holiday expert Gary Hewitt, who runs Real Holiday Reports which reviews thousands of holiday resorts worldwide, said he was not shocked by the findings of his survey.
"British women have had a pretty bad reputation for quite a number of years," the Daily Express quoted him as saying.
"They are increasingly seen to behave more like British men and end up drinking as much as their blokes and letting it all hang out. It’s not a good reputation that we have and if we want to improve our image we need to sharpen up a bit," he said.
But experienced traveller Gemma Graham of Herne Bay, Kent, said she was "shocked" by the findings.
She added: "I know a lot of women really let loose on holiday and end up getting drunk and behaving a bit over the top. But there is no way we are the worst in the world."