Call for an instant quote
0345 90 80 161
Open Mon to Fri 09:00 - 17:30 | Sat 09:00 - 16:00 (GMT)
19 October 2012 09:23
A poll has revealed that a snake was one of the more surprising items that hotel guests have left behind.
A poll by lastminute.com has revealed the surprising things that guests leave behind in hotels, which have included snails left in Budapest, a dog in a Milan hotel and a snake found by a Washington hotel guest. Absent-minded travellers also included a businessman in Prague who forgot his wife and went to catch a plane without her, as well as a Dublin hotel guest who left his mother behind.
Other surprising items found by hotel staff included 10,000 dollars in bank notes in Washington, a bride's dress in New York and a police officer's identification and handgun in Las Vegas. The poll found that over 20% of hoteliers have experienced a rise in forgotten electronic devises and more than 10% reported an increase in the number of drugs left behind.
Hotel guests are often warned that
travel insurance for personal belongings only applies if travellers take reasonable care of their possessions. Kathy Dover, head PR executive for lastminute.com UK and Ireland, said: "It comes as no surprise that hotel guests sometimes forget to pack all of their belongings; however we were incredibly surprised by some of the items - and in some cases people - left behind."
21 October 2016
A union is warning of travel chaos over the Christmas period at four major UK airports, unless a baggage carrier transfers staff to other companies.
20 October 2016
Thousands of passengers faced travel chaos yesterday after rail service through the Channel Tunnel was suspended because of a power failure.
19 October 2016
People planning holidays from Gatwick Airport in the run up to Christmas could face travel chaos as unions threaten to strike over a pension dispute.
18 October 2016
Eurostar has said it will cut 12 services from London St Pancras to Paris and Brussels.
15 October 2016
Tourists in Thailand are being advised to "behave respectfully" and wear "sombre" clothing as the country mourns King Bhumibol Adulyadej.
14 October 2016
Holidaymakers are being warned to buy currency in advance as exchange rates being offered are as little as 0.96 euro to the pound at airports.
13 October 2016
Scientists say there is strong evidence air pollution and vitamin D deficiency can cause dementia.
12 October 2016
More people are going on holiday than at any time in the past five years despite terror attacks and the impact of Brexit, according to a study.
11 October 2016
People from across North Carolina had to be rescued from their homes as the downgraded Hurricane Matthew blew out to sea - leaving a trail of destruction in its wake.
04 October 2016
People travelling abroad is on the rise, according to the World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO)
08 October 2016
A hurricane pelting the coast of Florida and described as a 'monster' by a local official has brought chaos to the state, with flights cancelled, homes evacuated and theme parks shut.
07 October 2016
Low-cost airline easyJet says its profits will nosedive as terrorist attacks and air traffic control strikes are taking their toll on the company.