Use the fire sprinkler as a coat hanger
Closets are great for hanging clothes. Fire sprinklers are not. Bob Tupper, author of Drinking In the Culture: Tuppers’ Guide to Exploring Great Beers in Europe, says he saw people using the safety devices as coat hooks – a silly stunt that could not only set off a hotel’s fire alarm but also burst the pipes, causing water to flood into rooms.
Send sensitive information over hotel Wi-Fi
“No one should ever, ever send any sensitive information or conduct any important business over hotel Wi-Fi – at least not without encryption,” says Harold Li, vice president of ExpressVPN. “Given how easy it is to hack public Wi-Fi hotspots, you might as well be yelling your passwords and bank details down the hall.” Travellers should use encryption to shield their Internet activity when sending important information. Worried about online security? Check out these 17 things cyber crooks don’t want you to know.
Forget that you recently dyed your hair
As a courtesy to the hotel, you might want to wait until you get home before you change the hue of your ‘do. “The ruined towels and bed linens are unrecoverable,” says Leslie Mulcahy, co-owner of Rabbit Hill Inn in Vermont, USA. If you have recently dyed your hair, avoid washing your hair – or bring your own towel or disposable sheets to wrap your hair until it dries.