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Indian tourists among world's top 3 hotel item thieves

ANI  Sydney, April 19, 2013
First Published: 14:38 IST(19/4/2013) | Last Updated: 11:30 IST(22/4/2013)

Indians are among the top three nationalities that steal items from hotel rooms abroad.

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A global survey found that the top three nationalities, who admitted to stealing from hotel rooms, were Indians, 38 percent; Mexicans, 40 percent; and Colombians, 57 percent.


The survey found that more than a quarter of Australian travellers admit to stealing items from hotel rooms.

Travellers from 29 countries took part in the survey, with the French, Canadians, Americans, Chinese and Swedish even more likely to pocket something extra from their hotel stays.

According to the Herald Sun, towels and linens were the items of choice for guests from the US, Sweden, Italy, Hong Kong, Canada, Norway and Ireland , while the Chinese were most likely to steal furnishings including lamps, clocks and artwork.

Other items nicked include bathrobes, pillows, electronics, irons and alarm clocks.

Guests from Denmark claim to be the most honest travellers, with just 12 percent saying they've pocketed hotel property, followed by those from the Netherlands, Norway and Brazil.


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