Barely minutes after my flight landed in Durban, it hit me: “I forgot my camera at my hotel room in Port Elizabeth!”
Travellers waiting for their flights looked at me suspiciously as I searched every nook and cranny of my luggage. When I could not find it, I dialled the Garden Court Kings Beach Hotel to see if they found it.
Fortunately, the hotel staff found it and vowed to keep it for me until someone fetched it from the hotel. Losing something, whether its that sentimental item your grandparents gave you as a child or your expensive camera, can take an emotional toll on you.
Like me, there are many travellers who forget their items at their hotel. Not only is leaving stuff behind costly (especially if its valuable enough to courier), it also is time-consuming. It is definitely not the way you would want to end a holiday.
Here are some tips to make sure you never leave anything behind the next time: