According to the results of the latest TripAdvisor annual travel trends survey of 4,000 travelers around the world, your attendees may be into some things you didnâ€™t know about. While 47 percent said they intend to visit a spa this year, thatâ€™s down from the 55 percent who said the same last year. That may be because theyâ€™re getting germaphobic: almost a quarter of those surveyed said they wouldnâ€™t leave home without disinfectant/cleaning supplies, shower shoes, their own pillow, their own sheets/pillowcase, or their own towels (OK, I'm guilty of bringing my own pillow, but not out of germ fears. I just love my own pillow). But the germophobes who bring their own are balanced out by the 20 percent who said they took towels, bathrobes, and other hotel paraphernalia. And I thought this bit was interesting:
Showered in an airport potty? The mind boggles. Then there are the scary stats, like the 4 percent who've been bitten by bedbugs, the 26 percent who like to dress provocatively while away from home, and the 4 percent who said they did illegal things they wouldn't do at home (like stealing hotel towels, perhaps?).