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 PR Newswire DALLAS, April 15, 2013 DALLAS, April 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Many travelers revel in opening their hotel room door and taking in all the wonderful amenities – a plush robe, gourmet coffee, luxury bedding – that make the room feel like home, or even better. However, 35 percent of global travelers take it one step further and take these amenities to their home according to a recent survey by leading online accommodation booking service Hotels.com®. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130415/DA94209-INFO) While a majority of hotel guests globally (65 percent) say they've never pilfered an item from a hotel room – except toiletries, everyone takes those – Danish travelers come out on top as exceptionally honest with 88 percent saying they've never pocketed a hotel amenity. American travelers fall quite a bit further down on the list with only 66 percent saying they've never stolen an item from a hotel room. Here's how the rest of the countries surveyed rank…assuming the respondents were honest about their own sticky finger tendencies! The Habits of Sticky-Fingered Global Travelers Percent that Rank (by have never honesty) Country Most commonly taken item pocketed hotel property 1 Denmark 88 Magazines/books 2 Netherlands 85 Magazines/books 3 Norway 84 Linens/towels Brazil 81 Magazines/books 4 Canada (Quebec) 81 Linens/towels Hong Kong 81 Linens/towels 7 Italy 80 Linens/towels 8 Russia 79 Magazines/books 9 Taiwan 78 Magazines/books South Korea 78 Magazines/books 11 Argentina 77 Magazines/books Singapore 77 Magazines/books 13 Ireland 75 Linens/towels 14 UK 74 Magazines/books Switzerland 73 Magazines/books 15 New Zealand 73 Magazines/books Japan 73 Magazines/books Finland 73 Magazines/books 19 Germany 72 Magazines/books Australia 72 Magazines/books 21 France 71 Magazines/books 22 Canada (excluding 70 Magazines/books Quebec) U.S. 66 Linens/towels 23 China 66 Furnishings (lamp, clock, artwork) 25 Sweden 65 Linens/towels 26 Spain 64 Magazines/books 27 India 62 Magazines/books 28 Mexico 60 Magazines/books 29 Colombia 43 Magazines/books 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. o34 percent say free Wi-Fi is the number one factor in choosing a hotel even on leisure stays. o56 percent of respondents said free Wi-Fi is their number one must-have when traveling for business. o66 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: o23 percent chose high-end coffee makers as their top modern in hotel room amenity. o43 percent said complimentary bottled water is the most appreciated simple amenity. oHappy hours, wine tastings or any other time with free food and drinks is 42 percent of global travelers' favorite newly offered hotel service amenity. o23 percent cite unlimited free food and beverages as their most missed comfort from home when traveling. 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Danish Hotel Guests Most Honest; Americans Come in 23rd Place
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