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WE’VE trawled through the TD Win­dow Seat ar­chives to give you blast from the past. Here’s some gems from 07 Mar 2012:

GROUP buy­ing web­site Liv­ing So­cial has con­firmed Amer­i­cans are the world’s worst-be­haved trav­ellers.

In­trigu­ingly, the poll sur­veyed over 5,500 peo­ple, with more than 4,000 of these be­ing US cit­i­zens them­selves.

Four in 10 US re­spon­dents ad­mit­ted to steal­ing some­thing from their ho­tel room such as bathrobes & tow­els, while oth­ers ‘fessed’ up to swip­ing pil­lows, sheets, Bi­bles and even re­mote con­trols.

Sur­pris­ingly, 78% of the Amer­i­cans polled said that they had vis­ited at least one for­eign coun­try, and 61% said they had been to mul­ti­ple, how­ever lat­est fig­ures show only 37% of Amer­i­cans held a pass­port.

Good news for the lo­cal tourism in­dus­try how­ever, with the most pop­u­lar ‘dream’ des­ti­na­tion for Amer­i­cans to be­ing a visit to Queens­land’s Great Bar­rier Reef.

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