Over 2,600 Britons have been asked whether they have nicked items from hotels abroad. Have you? 56% of us say we have. Pool towels are the most commonly stolen items from hotels. 31% of travellers have taken one. That surprised me because they’re often the shabby, scratchy old ones which aren’t deemed good enough for the hotel’s bathrooms. One fifth of us have pinched batteries – seriously! 18% of tourists have nicked cutlery, 9% have robbed bathrobes. Two respondents revealed that they’d taken a television from a hotel and one confessed to stealing a bible!
British solo travellers prefer Spain. A survey of single tourists travelling from the UK found that 24% preferred that country for a beach holiday on their own. There are plenty of beaches to choose from after all – Spain has over 5,000 miles of coastline. Thailand was also popular with 14% of UK travellers choosing the Southeast Asian country as their top beach destination for a solo stay. Third amongst people travelling alone from the UK was the USA. Which country would you pick for a break on your own?