A study into Brits’ most popular hotel rituals by Hotels.com reveals that 19% of men check out adult TV channels as one of their top priorities arriving in their hotel room whereas 29% of women look at the toiletries on offer.
The most common ritual by both men and women alike is taking in the view, which 51% of Brits said they do on arriving in their hotel room. The next most popular hotel ritual is making full use of the hotel facilities including trying out any gyms, pools and spas that may be on offer. Jumping on the bed was another of the things that 15% of travellers do, whilst one in ten (10%) also raids the mini bar to check what’s on offer.
Hotel rituals split according to gender:
|Taking in the view||51%||47%||54%|
|Making full use of hotel facilities||46%||40%||50%|
|Looking for toiletries||21%||10%||29%|
|Checking out (adult) TV channels||17%||19%||15%|
|Jumping on bed||15%||13%||16%|
|Checking mini bar is well stocked||10%||8%||11%|
|Using hotel loo||10%||8%||10%|
The Hotels.com survey also examined what gives people the special ‘holiday feeling’ and revealed that almost half of travellers (48%) get this buzz when they first board the plane, while 43% experience the joy upon entering their hotel room and 38% when they pack their bags before leaving for their holiday.
Kate Hopcraft from Hotels.com said: “It appears that men and women have very different priorities when it comes to their hotel rituals, with men preferring to see the ‘full’ selection of TV channels and women more likely to check out the toiletries on offer. Despite a couple of questionable hotel rituals it’s clear that the top priority for Brits is checking out their surroundings, with the majority rushing to take in the view on offer when entering their hotel room.”