The Jakarta Post
Pillows and towels are among the items that you can't take from hotels. (Shutterstock/Dragon Images)
Recently a video of an Indian family who were caught stealing some items from a hotel in Bali went viral.
This family was caught stealing hotel accessories. Such an embarrassment for India.— Hemanth (@hemanthpmc) July 27, 2019
Each of us carrying an #IndianPassport must remember that we are ambassadors of the nation and behave accordingly.
India must start cancelling passports of people who erode our credibility. pic.twitter.com/unY7DqWoSr
Posted by Twitter user @hemanthpmc on Saturday, the video showed the group being caught trying to remove the hotel’s towels, hangers, decorative items and a hairdryer.
Despite the controversy, travelers can actually learn something from the incident.
India-based online travel agent Ixigo released a video titled Stuff You Can Take from Hotels on Sunday, which informs travelers about what items they can actually take home as a hotel guest.
जन हित में जारी 😉l pic.twitter.com/54fPVBYqfs— ixigo (@ixigo) July 28, 2019
Showing a woman in a bathrobe, the video shares that guests can take home hotel bathroom products, such as shampoo, conditioner and soap, as well as other complimentary items, including slippers, stationery, coffee and tea packages, sewing kits and more.
The video warns viewers not to take any electric items, such as lamps or hairdryers, and other reusable items, such as bath robes, pillow, towels or curtains.
With regard to the mini bar, most of the items are not free, therefore guests should prepare to pay if they consume any of the snacks or drinks.
If you really like the items in your hotel room, it is suggested that you contact the receptionist regarding the possibility of purchasing them. Many hotels have dedicated souvenir shops where they sell items bearing their brand names. (jes/kes)
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