Dishonest Kiwi travellers

NICOLE PRYOR
Last updated 14:16 16/04/2013
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BOOK WORMS: The most-stolen items from a hotel are magazines and books.

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New Zealanders have been ranked as one of the most welcoming people when it comes to travel, but a new survey says they may not be as honest.

More than a quarter of Kiwi travellers have admitted to nicking things from hotels, with the most-stolen item being magazines and books.

Of the 29 countries surveyed by hotels.com, Kiwis ranked 15th on the honesty list, with the Danish taking the number 1 position.

Hotels.com spokeswoman Alison Couper said it could be a misfired attempt to hold on to holiday memories.

"While we all love that holiday feeling, it seems travellers in some countries are taking this a bit too far by removing a wide variety of items from their hotel room to take home with them as a memento of their stay," she said.

"We should applaud the Danes as the most honest nation in resisting temptation, closely followed by the Dutch and Norwegians - assuming all respondents were honest when completing the survey."

However New Zealand travellers were keen on forking out for a good view - the survey found they were more likely to pay well above the global average for what they could see out their windows.

RANK, BY HONESTY

1 Denmark

2 Netherlands

3 Norway

4 Brazil, Canada, Hong Kong

7 Italy

8 Russia

9 Taiwan, Korea

11 Argentina, Singapore

13 Ireland

14 UK

15 Switzerland, New Zealand, Japan, Finland

19 Germany, Australia

21 France

22 Canada

23 US, China

25 Sweden

26 Spain

27 India

28 Mexico

29 Colombia

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