R.I.P. “WRECK ‘N’ ROLL” HOTEL STAYS: BRITISH TRAVELLERS DISPLAY IMPECCABLE HOTEL HABITS
Britons are “Most Hotel-Proud” in Europe, Reveals TripAdvisor® Survey
LONDON, U.K. – 19 MARCH, 2009 – A survey of over 3,000 travellers by TripAdvisor®, the world’s most popular and largest travel community, has revealed that Britons’ house-proud habits also extend to hotel stays – making Brits one of the most “hotel-proud” nationalities in Europe.
A conscientious 43% of British guests make their own hotel beds in the morning, reveals the TripAdvisor survey, compared to just 12% of Spaniards, 19% of Italians, 21% of French and 40% of Germans.
British travellers are also the most adept at unpacking, with a well-ordered 79% storing all of their clothes neatly in the hotel wardrobe, compared to just 50% of Italians, 59% of Germans, 64% of Spaniards and 64% of French.
Prior to checking out, a staggering 88% of British travellers – and an equal number of French – make an effort to tidy their hotel room, compared to 43% of Italians, 81% of Germans and 87% of Spaniards.
However, Britons also lead the charge when it comes to accidentally damaging hotel property. A clumsy 17% admit to having broken something in their room, as have 7% of Spaniards, 9% of French, 9% of Italians and 15% of Germans.
Meanwhile, Britons and Germans are the most prone to blocking the hotel toilet – with 9% of each confessing to causing plumbing issues, compared to just 2% of Italians, 5% of French and 6% of Spaniards.
The TripAdvisor “Hotel Habits” report also reveals that:
“Britons have taken the concept of being house-proud one step further,” said Luke Fredberg, TripAdvisor spokesperson. “The ‘hotel-proud’ habits that many British travellers adopt would suggest that we are dream guests for housekeeping services around the world.”
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Notes to editors
3,374 travellers – including 716 Britons – took part in the TripAdvisor survey (February 2009)