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'Rude' Welsh put off English... not Irish.

RESEARCH by tourism bosses found some English visitors are put off taking holidays in Wales by the "unfriendly" locals.

Visit Wales conducted the study with English focus groups that found some had the perception that the Welsh were "rude", "positively unwelcoming" and "quite offensive". The Welsh language was one reason some visitors claimed to feel deliberately excluded.

This differed from the responses from Irish visitors who said they enjoyed a "notably warm" welcome.

In response some Welsh questioned said they were treated "like second class citizens" by English visitors.

The report also found that Wales was perceived to have bad weather.

Visit Wales said there were still some "misconceptions" about Wales that they were continuing to challenge.
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Publication:Daily Post (Liverpool, England)
Date:Nov 9, 2009
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