STAFF REPORTER

PALMA
A GERMAN newspaper - aggrieved by news that a British holidaymaker had won 750 euros compensation for being booked into a German holiday resort in Greece - is fighting back, telling readers to avoid destinations favoured by Brits.

The mass circulation Bild newspaper also rubbed salt into the wounds of British footie fans - dismayed at missing out on this year's European Championships - by telling them if they don't like going on holiday with Germans, the German national team won't play football with them this summer.

The Sunday newspapers in Germany have also published a list of resorts for German tourists to avoid so that they don't come into contact with Britons.
At the top of the list are some of Majorca's resorts, including Port of Pollensa and Magalluf. “Germans booking there will need to have an understanding of the very special British humour and drinking habits,” said one of the papers. “As for those stains on the promenade, they are what's left of the previous night's entertainment. The place is suitable for party-lovers who want to learn English on the side.” Other no-go areas for Germans are San Antonio in Ibiza, Playa de las Americas in Tenerife, Ayia Napa in Cyprus and Faliraki in Rhodes.
In a description of Malia, Bild says that it has “binge drinking, sex and sand - three things that make this place on the east coast of Crete an attractive destination for the English”.

The war of words between the British and German tabloids began this week when one of the British tabloids printed a story about David Barnish who won compensation for the unhappy time he had in Greece.

Barnish said that his holiday was spoilt by Germans taking all the sun loungers, a television that only showed German programmes and staff that could only speak German.

Now the German press are rather cruelly telling their readers that if they want to avoid the Brits this summer one of the best places they could go is to Austria and Switzerland to watch the football.

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