We have been fortunate to never witness really bad behavior when traveling (although we have been sorely tempted to display some of our own when exhausted) although we have seen plenty of very rude people. But these statistics may open your eyes to what is happening out there!
This post was posted by The Hipmunk on Hipmunk’s Tailwind blog on September 2.
Being in a foreign environment tends to provide travelers with a feeling of anonymity. It’s regarded as a space governed by different social rules, and while abroad people often engage in behavior that they would normally not allow. But we wanted to know just how naughty they would actually get—or at least, what they would cop up to.
From stealing food to skinny dipping, Hipmunk got the dirt (anonymously, of course) on just how badly travelers behave while en voyage. Scroll down after the infographic for even more naughty traveler behavior:
More Naughty Behavior:
12% of travelers surveyed have swiped a towel or robe
37% of travelers surveyed have snuck in an extra, unregistered guest into their hotel rooms to stay the night
Skirting (U.S.) Laws
Travelers take advantage of activities that are perfectly permitted in their host countries, but may put them in legal hot water in the U.S.
12% Doing drugs in countries in which they’re sanctioned
21% Driving faster than any US speed limit
23% Under-21 drinking
30% Eating non-FDA-approved foods, like certain French cheeses
So, tell us. What’s the naughtiest thing you’ve ever done on vacation? Sound off in the comments below!