Tricks to stay safe in hotel room
A guidebook has suggested some sneakier tricks that will help stop you from being an easy target for thieves while in a hotel room.
The Lonely Planet Book of Everything by Nigel Holmes has advised travellers to make a list of all valuable things, including models and serial numbers, and to take photos of them.
They are then asked to leave a copy of this at home. It suggests insuring valuable things, according to News.com.au.
Travellers should also make duplicate copies of important documents (air tickets, passport, visas etc) and give to someone at home, it stated.
When choosing room, travellers are advised to make sure that the entrance is well lit and to check if the hotel has security cameras.
Again whenever you go out, leave the lights on or you could leave the TV or the radio on too.
Close the blinds so no one can see what's inside or if anyone is there and don't forget to lock the doors and close the windows - and the balcony door, the book said.
And if there's a telephone in the room, turn down the ringer so that no one can hear it ring out, it stated.
It suggests hotel guests not to return their key to the front desk on leaving their room if the key and room number will be hanging behind the desk, visible to everyone.
When you are inside your room, keep the door locked at all times when you're inside. If someone knocks on your door and you don't know who it is, don't open it, the book stated.
Place a wedge under the door or a chair under the handle or something against the door, so that if someone tries to open it while you're asleep you will know.
The book suggests that we could even make your own alarm system and we can do this by simply stacking several glasses (or other objects that will make a noise) next to the door.
If the door opens the objects will fall over and make enough noise to wake you, it said.