Hotel hygiene: one in five women fall ill

2013-01-15 12:03
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One in five women fall ill while staying in a hotel highlighting hygiene risks, claims new research.

According to Check Safety First, a company offering health and safety risk management systems to hotels, the bathroom is the most hygienic place to eat.

However, TravelMole reports, that 80% of women opt for the bed which is usually the filthiest part of a hotel room with mattresses and duvets rarely changed.

98% of women travellers surveyed by the company watched TV in their room with the remote control also being at high risk of germs.

Surfaces including tea making facilities are usually left when cleaning so guests are recommended to wash their hands after coming into contact with them or avoid them completely.

With 60% of women ranking price as the most important preference, Check Safety First claims the overall cleanliness of the hotel is sometimes being ignored.

It advises 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.


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