Argentinians, Singaporeans most likely to steal from hotel rooms: Survey

Argentinians, Singaporeans most likely to steal from hotel rooms: Survey

Argentinian travellers are the most likely to steal from hotel rooms, a survey has found, with almost three-quarters admitting they have taken products from hotel rooms while on holiday.

Taking the "all inclusive" vacation to a whole new level, Singaporean travellers were the second most likely to steal, with 71 per cent admitting to pinching hotel items.

Spain was in third place with 70 per cent of those surveyed admitting to taking items - the highest percentage in European countries surveyed - followed by Germany at 68 per cent.

Excluding toiletries, stationery was the most favoured hotel freebie, according to the survey of almost 5,000 respondents from 28 countries by search website

Slippers were the second favourite choice, with 12 per cent of tourists opting to take them home, followed by misplaced hotel room keys in third, with 10 per cent.

Americans was ranked tenth in the list of guests most likely to steal, and the UK came sixteenth, with almost half of Brits saying they had pinched the odd item here or there.

The most "trustworthy" nationality was Colombia, with only 31 per cent of respondents confessing to taking items from their rooms.

Respondents from Denmark, Norway, Hong Kong and South Korea also fared well in the survey.

Have you stolen from hotel rooms?
Yes, but only toiletries
Yes - Towels and/or bathrobes
Yes - Bedroom slippers
Yes - All of the above
Yes - Others
No, not even toiletries
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