More than half of the tourists do not mind “picking up” something from the hotel room in which they rested. Such data was shown by a study by the travel service Kayak, which interviewed about 10,000 tourists to find out what they had ever taken with them from a hotel room. And 67% confessed – yes, they did it. In the top 3 were items that are not forbidden to take away – these are shampoos, cosmetic sets and slippers. However, items went further, for the theft of which a tourist may well be fined. The owners of the hotels also admitted which “nonsense” they hate the most.
The top 3 things that tourists take away from hotels include jars of shampoo, shower gel and conditioner – they were taken away by about a third of all respondents. As the experts add, mini-accessories are provided free of charge and they are disposable, so you can take them with you without restriction. At the same time, hoteliers separately emphasize that it is still better not to drain soap and shampoo from stationary containers – and there are such lovers.
The tea station was in second place – tourists also take tea bags and coffee capsules. In general, this is also allowed, although lovers every day to “ruin” the tea corner cleanly, including sugar, cause deep bewilderment among hoteliers.
In third place are also theoretically allowed to take out disposable slippers – they are also “updated” after each tourist. And 15% of tourists took them with them. Fourth place was taken by another product that is potentially disposable – a cosmetic set provided by the hotel, it is taken by 15%.
But then came the items, for the removal of which from the hotel tourists can pay if they are “burned”. Moreover, many hotels even write real warnings that for the lack of these items in the room, their cost will be “written to the account” of the tourist. This applies to towels and bathrobes – ranked fifth and sixth on the list. Towels were carried away by 12% of tourists, bathrobes by 7%.
This is followed by other “little things”, which are not recommended to be taken out of the room. These are dishes – that is, glasses and cups, hangers and other “decorative elements”. At the end of the list is the item that makes the tourist carrier “simply the most hated” in the eyes of the hotel workers. These are remote control batteries. “They are inexpensive. But the problem is that it's almost impossible to capture. As a result, a problem is created for the next guest of the room, ”they were indignant. There were 3% of such “hated guests”.
The top 10 looks like this in full:
- Shampoo/conditioner – 50%
- Tea bags and coffee capsules – 30%
- Slippers – 18%
- Cosmetic set – 15%
- Towels – 12%
- Robe – 7%< /li>
- Glassware – 5%
- Hangers – 4%
- Decorative items – 3%
- Remote batteries – 3%
Recall that about a year ago, a similar list was presented by Turkish hoteliers – moreover, “nationally oriented”. They told the blogger that Russian tourists most often take away from hotels. And, I must say, the list really turned out to be specific – suffice it to say that it is headed by toilet paper and food from the buffet. And the entire list can be read in this material at the link.
Food is, by the way, the “sore spot” of the Turkish all-inclusive. There were also scandals with craftsmen who stuffed whole suitcases with the food they had taken away – and came across with this stuff on the road. For example, a year ago, such “craftsmen” were discussed at the resort of Alanya – read the details at this link.
However, petty thefts, like all of the above, are not so bad. Some hotels are “visited” by natural robbers who take out of the rooms much more expensive and bulky things – including appliances and even orthopedic mattresses. Read about such incidents in this material.
For those who care about a healthy lifestyle, we recommend reading: “Doctors have revealed the healing properties of tofu.”