Nothing ruins a vacation or other special event than getting a bug …. and we are not referring to a hangover. You all know who you are making that false claim. If you earned it, accept it. Today we want to remind you NOT to be one in five women who fall ill because of hotel hygiene. with new research and results coming out just today, January 14, see if any of these habits sound familiar and think of them when you have the chance to change that bad habit while traveling.
In a nutshell, one in five women fall ill while staying in a hotel highlighting hygiene risks, claims new research.
1)The bathroom is the most hygienic place to eat according to Check Safety First. (I know I personally enjoy a glass of wine in the shower, does that count?)
2) 80% of women opt for the bed which is usually the filthiest part of a hotel room with mattresses and duvets rarely changed. (guilty, pizza, a comfy pillow and a good movie)
3) 98% of women travellers surveyed by the company watched TV in their room with the remote control being at high risk of germs. (I’d add telephone to this)
4) Surfaces including tea and coffee making facilities are usually left when cleaning so wash yourr hands after coming into contact with them or avoid them completely.
5) Room service – ordered by 65% of women also carries risks. Check that food is piping hot before eating, and make sure that it is consumed in a clean area of the room.
FACT: 60% of women ranked price as the most important preference, Check Safety First claims the overall cleanliness of the hotel is sometimes being ignored. What’s your priority?
ADVICE: if you spot signs of a poorly cleaned room, report it immediately. It might be a recurring problem that hotel management need to be aware of.
Now, think about those ships and all the shared rails, glasses, serving spoons and have a great trip. Maybe dispensing rubber gloves would be a good idea!
PJ, the road warrior