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
4 Brazil, Canada, Hong Kong
9 Taiwan, Korea
11 Argentina, Singapore
15 Switzerland, New Zealand, Japan, Finland
19 Germany, Australia
23 US, China
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