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12 August 2011 12:44
A poll has found that British holidaymakers are so eager to be labelled clean that they end up tidying their hotel rooms themselves
A new survey by Hotels.com has found that British holidaymakers are so eager to be labelled clean that they end up tidying their hotel rooms themselves while away on break.
Hotel rooms have been tidied up by more than half (59%) of the 2,000 Britons questioned, although a mere 4% enjoyed doing it.
Three out of five tourists from Britain said they made the bed, while the toilet in the hotel room was cleaned by over a tenth of those questioned.
Nearly half (45%) of tourists said they are eager to tidy their hotel rooms before the cleaners come in as they do not want hotel staff to think they are "messy", while keeping things clean is a routine matter for 43%.
Holidaymakers can help reduce their stress levels by taking out the peace of mind that comes with a
travel insurance policy. It might not help reduce the urge to clean but if something unforeseen happens it can help put it right quickly.
Alison Couper, communications director at Hotels.com, said: "Going on holiday is all about getting a break from the routine of home life, yet it's evident many Brits just can't drop the cleaning when away."
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