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A hotel staff member suggests that guests place a bottle under their bed upon entering their room as a way to check for possible hidden individuals.
Esther Sturrus, an employee of the Dutch airline KLM, frequently posts videos about travel on her TikTok account. She recently shared some tips for solo travelers in one of her videos.
Visitors may be at risk of being targeted by unauthorized individuals, particularly if they are staying on the first level or in rooms that can be easily entered from the exterior.
According to her video, if you ensure that the bottle comes out from the opposite side, you can effortlessly “verify that nobody is under the bed without actually looking.”
The video also offers advice on how to properly store toiletries, use steam from the shower to “dry clean” your clothes, and remove steam from the bathroom mirror.
A new video was uploaded in October 2022, showcasing the initial actions she takes upon entering her hotel room. It has garnered nearly 39 million views thus far. Advice featured in the video includes securing the door, closing the curtains, and adjusting the air conditioning.
Some TikTok users have expressed their appreciation for the advice. One person commented, “I never thought about the possibility of someone being under the bed.”
One person described the advice as “extremely helpful”, while another noted that “flight attendants are the true heroes”.
In April, Ms Sturrus gained attention for sharing her top 10 travel recommendations, including the suggestion to place a shoe in the safe.
At that moment, she stated, “By doing this, you will always remember everything in your safe. You’ll realize when you’re about to leave that you’ve forgotten a shoe.”
Some other tips and tricks have not been as popular. In March, a TikTok user named NDA shared a “hack” where he purchased three fully refundable tickets in the same row and then returned them shortly before take-off, resulting in having a whole row to himself. This idea received mixed reactions, with some doubting its success due to flights being overbooked and others considering it unethical.