I'm a travel expert – here's how I avoid getting jewellery and money stolen while on holiday | The Sun

A TRAVEL expert has revealed the unique way in which he prevents his valuables getting stolen while on holiday.

Toni Raurich, the director of the booking platform eBooking.com, has offered his advice on how to not get your stuff nicked while staying in a hotel and said he even takes some surprising measures.

Firstly, he recommends not leaving things like money or jewellery out in the open, especially if the hotel isn't the best.

He said that it's always best to hide objects when leaving them at your accommodation.

He told the Express: "leaving valuables in the hotel is not always the safest option, especially if the hotel is of a very low category.

"For this reason, it is highly recommended to hide things inside the room itself, with the aim of not leaving all our money in sight or things of value."

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He explained that he puts things in containers, or unlikely places for valuables to be, including an empty shampoo bottle, to make sure any would-be room raiders can't find them easily.

He said: "One of the most common travel tips is to hide money or jewellery in an empty shampoo bottle. In the same way, inside the suitcase itself, you can have hidden pockets where it is possible to hide larger objects."

Toni also said that underneath the mattress is a good spot to hide things, but advised aiming for the centre of the bed rather than just putting things under the edges.

Following these tips can help you avoid losing important and sentimental items.

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A recent study found that 25 per cent of people lost a piece of their jewellery while on holiday or travelling.

This can potentially ruin a holiday, especially if it had personal value to it.

One of the most important things to do is check it is insured either through travel insurance or home insurance.

However, there are also ways to protect it even if you keep it with you, as there are ways to ruin it yourself.

Hatton Jewellers Robert Cuomo told Mail Online his top advice earlier this year, including the damage that can be caused by suncream, chlorine and the sea.

He explained: "Ensure suncream is fully absorbed into your skin before putting jewellery on. 

"And when it comes to swimming, chlorine is known to damage and discolour precious metals, causing it to become weak. Sterling silver can also begin to tarnish when in contact with chlorine. 

"Swimming in the sea is also far from ideal, as saltwater can erode your jewellery, which can lead to weakening."

One of the other things to happen on holiday? Opening your suitcase and finding all of your necklaces and bracelets tangled.

Thankfully travellers have shared their top tips on how to avoid this happening.

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Some say the best way to avoid this is to use seven-day pill boxes to put jewellery in, to avoid it tangling together.

Others say threading necklaces through straws can keep them untangled too.

A flight attendant used something called Press 'n' Seal – similar to cling film – and putting it over necklaces stops them from getting tangled in the suitcase.

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