Travelodge spokesperson, Shakila Ahmed, has revealed some of the most bizarre items guests left while staying at their hotels in 2017.
He told Traveller 24:
1. A new bride, staying at York Central Travelodge, left behind her mother-in-law. Conveniently only realising that she had forgot her most important, new family member when she got home.
2. Another bride, staying at Birmingham Bullring, left the hotel without her diamond Mangala Sutra (estimated value, €2000) - an Indian wedding necklace with the same significance as a wedding ring.
3. A pilot from a well-known airline was in such a rush to get to the airport that he left his pilot’s licence at Gatwick Airport Travelodge.
4. An executive left behind his 50-year-old teddy bear at Aberdeen Travelodge. The distressed gentleman sent his PA to personally collect the vintage bear from London as he could not sleep without it.
5. A superstitious businessman had to take a day’s holiday to come back from the Netherlands to the London Bank Travelodge to collect his rare Montblanc, Meisterstück Solitaire Skeleton Fountain 'lucky' pen, worth £8 000 as he said he could not sign any paperwork without it.
6. A businesswoman sent a car to pick up her 24ct gold, lucky laughing Buddha necklace which she forgot at Bicester Travelodge after an extensive shopping spree.