Danish Hotel Guests Most Honest; Americans Come in 23rd Place
35 percent of hotel guests admit to pocketing room amenities according to Hotels.com global survey
|The Habits of Sticky-Fingered Global Travelers|
|Rank (by honesty)||Country||Percent that have never
pocketed hotel property
|Most commonly taken item|
|22||Canada (excluding Quebec)||70||Magazines/books|
|China||66||Furnishings (lamp, clock, artwork)|
While more than a third of global travelers have stolen hotel amenities, there are a few niceties that guest are willing to pay for: a room with a view (29 percent) and a balcony (17 percent) came out on top.
The Hotels.com 2013 Amenities Survey also revealed that free Wi-Fi is king when it comes to must-have hotel amenities.
- 34 percent say free Wi-Fi is the number one factor in choosing a hotel even on leisure stays.
- 56 percent of respondents said free Wi-Fi is their number one must-have when traveling for business.
- 66 percent indicated free Wi-Fi is the amenity they most wish would become standard at all hotels in 2013.
Creature comforts of home and food are also high on the priority list for travelers:
- 23 percent chose high-end coffee makers as their top modern in hotel room amenity.
- 43 percent said complimentary bottled water is the most appreciated simple amenity.
- Happy hours, wine tastings or any other time with free food and drinks is 42 percent of global travelers' favorite newly offered hotel service amenity.
- 23 percent cite unlimited free food and beverages as their most missed comfort from home when traveling.
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