‘Bloody tourists’ don’t ‘get’ Cornwall, says tourism boss in charge of attracting visitors 

Cornwall’s tourism boss has slammed “bloody tourists” who don’t respect locals in the coastal region.

The UK’s westernmost county is a popular holiday destination, receiving millions of visitors a year.

But according to Malcolm Bell – the outgoing chief executive of Visit Cornwall – some of these holidaymakers are “f***ing emmets”.

‘Emmet’ is an old English word for ant, and is a negative Cornish slang word for tourists.

“At one level you have friends, then you have guests, then you have tourists, then you have bloody tourists, then you have f***ing emmets. You can quote me on that,” Bell said in an interview with local news organisation Cornwall Live.

“The challenge we have is

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