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35 per cent of hotel guests admit to pocketing room amenities

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EH STAFF Mumbai

Many travellers revel in opening their hotel room door and taking in all the amenities on offer – a plush robe, gourmet coffee or luxury bedding. However, 35 per cent of global travellers take it one step further, removing these amenities and taking them home, according to a recent survey amongst hotel guests by leading online accommodation booking service Hotels.com.

While globally 65 per cent say they’ve never taken an item from a hotel room (excluding toiletries) it is the Danish travellers that come out on top as exceptionally honest, with 88 per cent saying they’ve never pocketed anything they shouldn’t from a hotel room. Among Indian travellers, 62 per cent admit that they have never pocketed any hotel property. The common items which catch the attention of sticky fingered travellers include magazines and books.

While it is in-room magazines, books, linens and towels that seem to be the main focus for sticky fingered travellers, other items that those surveyed admitted to taking include the bathrobe, pillows, electronics, irons and even in-room furniture such as lamps or alarm clocks.

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