An overwhelming majority of British people who have booked flights abroad behave well on their holiday.
This is according to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s British Behaviour Report, which revealed that there were 19,000 consular cases last year.
While the figure is higher than most will want it to be, it is a tiny fraction considering that British people made almost 70 million trips overseas over the course of last year.
Mark Tanzer, chief executive of ABTA – The Travel Association, said that the "vast majority" of UK tourists are well behaved during their overseas trip.
"We thoroughly endorse the sentiment that travellers should have a great time abroad, but they do need to make the necessary preparations."
Mr Tanzer went on to say that taking out appropriate travel insurance should be a top priority for travellers, as should being aware of local laws and customs.
The Foreign Office has warned travellers that they could face harsher punishments for behaving badly abroad than they would do at home.