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“Staying in a hotel is fun!” says travel company

How many hotel sins are YOU guilty of? From stealing bathrobes to lying for an upgrade, tourists confess all

Hotels far and wide have been known to bring out people’s rebellious streak.

According to a new study, 39 per cent of British guests, for example, confess to having stolen items, and 41 per cent are guilty of sneaking more guests into a room than they booked for.

So how many of the top ten rules have you broken?

Source: Daily Mail, 9th November 2016

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Reading this list of things you shouldn’t do in a hotel really gives you a few ideas, doesn’t it? It really makes you think about what you could do next time you stay in a hotel, right? It really makes you want to go book a holiday soon so you can be in a hotel before you know it, don’t you think?

According to Sunshine’s poll, 52 per cent of Brits have checked out later than they were supposed to, making this the most common sin.

Sunshine, the company behind this story, is a travel company, in case that wasn’t clear from the tone and pitch of the article.

“Don’t forget, it’s nearly holiday time!” says holiday company

Holidaymakers use 20% of spending money buying gifts for people back home (but HALF leave it until they’re at the airport)

Holidaymakers set aside a fifth of their entire holiday spending money budget in order to purchase gifts for people back home, according to a survey.

And more than half of Brits who bring back presents for loved ones or colleagues do so at the airport immediately before coming home.

Source: Daily Mail, 9th June 2014

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It’s holiday season, and don’t the newspapers know it, with no shortage of vacation reminders gracing the pages of the media. Including this one, ostensibly about spending money, but really nothing more than a reminder to check out a particular travel agent for the latest deals:

Eighty-seven per cent of travellers said they bought a souvenir or present during their last trip abroad, the survey of 2,113 people by www.sunshine.co.uk reveals.

“People look forward to planning a holiday!” says travel website

Daydreaming Brits cost employers £478 each, spending 32 work hours planning, booking and talking about holidays

Planning a holiday, excitement ahead of a trip and time spent reminiscing once home costs employers hundreds of pounds per employee, according to new research.

Eight-nine per cent of staff admitted they were ‘much less productive’ before and after a holiday – with a typical break costing businesses an average £478 per person, due to time spent on trip-related activity.

Source: Daily Mail, 3rd June 2014

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With holiday season soon to be upon us, it’s no surprise that many of our colleagues have their minds already mentally on a tropical beach. However, if you’re less concerned about potential loss to the economy than they are about getting a good deal, the travel agent behind this particular story really want to hear from you:

Brits spend about 32 hours in total thinking, researching, planning and daydreaming about a trip while in the office, the survey of 1,885 full-time workers by www.sunshine.co.uk reveals.

Chris Clarkson, Managing Director of sunshine.co.uk, said: ‘As soon as you book a holiday, it’s easy to get caught up in all the excitement and for the trip to be on your mind 24/7.

Still, at least you now know where to turn when you do want to start planning that dream holiday during work hours.