Britons can make sure they stay safe in hotels with a simple trick
It was recently revealed that holidaymakers value safety over anything else when it comes to booking a holiday.
In light of recent terror attacks, it is easy to see why this is true.
However, just how safe travellers really are when it comes to staying in a hotel is something that many may consider.
Whilst most hotel chains will reassure holiday goers that the hotels are secure, there are some additional things Britons can do to keep themselves safer.
One innocuous home item could end up preventing a room from being burgled.
Despite key cards being fairly secure, they may not withstand an experienced thief.
Travel forum Quora revealed that a simple rubber doorstop can stop thieves even getting into the room.
User David Klain stated: ”When staying in a hotel, you can put that door stop under the door preventing someone from breaking in (the chain on the door will stop no one).”
Travellers can avoid a burglary with a simple hack
We also recommend travellers request rooms on the side of the building further away from the lobby
It can also make a difference depending which room travellers may choose when booking a hotel.
Rob Walker, head of information and analysis, travel security, at London-based International SOS, told the MailOnline that rooms higher than the first floor yet lower than the six floor are perfect to be safe from burglars, but still be able to jump out of the window in the case of an attack.
Rob also explains whereabouts on the floor can make a huge difference.
He commented: “We also recommend travellers request rooms on the side of the building further away from the lobby, which is likely to be the main entry point for any attacker.”
Hotel technology is evolving with key card apps being introduced in hotels
Hotels are beginning to use technology to increase the safety of a hotel room.
Hilton Hotels recently announced a new keycard app using a mobile phone instead of a physical keycard.
This could help prevent a break in if burglars managed to get hold of the master key card.
However, it may not just be physical attacks that a hotel is at risk of.
Some hotels have recently been attacked by online hackers, putting customer details at risk.