How many holiday sins have you committed?

Infographic reveals the naughtiest things travellers do from skinny dipping to lying for a room upgrade

  • A survey found stealing from the hotel buffet is a common misdemeanor
  • Nearly a fifth of travellers have sneaked into another hotel to use its pool
  • Seven per cent of holidaymakers admitted swimming nude in a hotel pool




It seems that going away sometimes brings out the little devil in holidaymakers. In an anonymous survey travellers confessed their vacation misdemeanours – and the results have been turned into a fascinating infographic. It reveals that raiding the hotel breakfast buffet is the most common sin, while nearly a third (29 per cent) of holidaymakers admitted to stealing from the maid’s trolley to top up their toiletry supplies.

The mischief, however, often begins at the airport or on the plane, according to the survey by Hipmunk1, which polled 1,000 travellers. Six per cent admitted that they’d snuck onto a plane before they are called to avoid waiting in queues. And over half of those surveyed don’t feel guilty about reclining their seats on a plane in order to get some shut-eye and 18 per cent even flout the ‘no seat belt’ sign and walk around on the flight when they shouldn’t.

Other misdemeanors the survey revealed include lying to hotel staff to secure a room or service upgrade (10 per cent), sneaking into another hotel to use the pool (17 per cent) – and swimming in the nude (seven per cent). In 2013 a young mother was arrested after allegedly swimming nude in a fountain inside a casino hotel. The woman was charged with disturbing the peace and public drunkenness following the incident in the Horseshoe Casino Hotel in Bossier City, Louisiana.

Hotel security guards were the ones to get her out of the fountain and put her clothes back on, according to local station KTAL2.

Naked ambition: Seven per cent of travellers have skinny dipped in a hotel pool whilst on holiday


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