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ASTON MARTIN KEYS, A SPY DOSSIER AND CELEBRITY SPECTACLES MAKE THE TRAVELODGE LIST OF BIZARRE LEFT BEHINDS 2006

3rd Jan 2007


Where would you find Aston Martin car keys, a Spy's secret dossier, a wooden leg and suitcases full of collectable spectacles from famous people, including Elton John? Where else but Travelodge's Lost and Found office.

Travelodge, the UK budget hotel chain, today announced the mysterious objects left behind in their hotels in 2006. With over six million guests staying each year with the budget hotel chain, some other bizarre items left behind by its customers are false teeth, a pet dog, snake skin, a diamond, a bible containing 250 cash and a diamond ring belonging to an ex football player.

Guy Parsons, Travelodge Chief Operating Officer said: "Each year our lost and found departments provide plenty of revelations. From racing bikes to Aston Martin car keys, our guests' lefts behinds demonstrate what a cross section of customers we serve. Whether they are making a quick stopover in one of our city hotels or a long weekend in the country, the property left behind could tell a million tales."

The ten most bizarre items left behind at Travelodge:

1. Australian cycle racing team bike worth 19,000
2. Spys dossier
3. Pet dog
4. False teeth
5. Porsche and Aston Martin keys
6. A hollowed out bible containing 250 cash
7. A full six foot length of snake skin
8. Diamond ring belonging to an ex football player
9. 2 briefcases containing collectable glasses from famous people including Elton John
10. BBC ID card

The most common items left in a Travelodge room in 2006 include:

1. Mobile phone and chargers
2. Toiletries
3. Clothing items
4. Shoes
5. Books
6. Hen/ Stag Night accessories /adult toys
7. Jewellery /watches
8. Laptops
9. Electrical Gadgets Ipod, digital camera
10. False teeth /limbs

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For further information, please contact:

Shakila Ahmed, PR Manager
Direct Line: 0121 521 6638
Mobile: 07802 702 499
Email: Shakila.ahmed@travelodge.co.uk

Notes to editors:

The lost and found items were calculated from property left from January 2006 to December 2006 across all Travelodge Hotels.

Travelodge offers rooms from 15 at www.travelodge.co.uk

Travelodge offers double, family and disabled rooms. A family caters for two adults and two children, both under 16 years. All rooms are en-suite, with luxury king size beds, colour TV, pay on demand movies, Internet and telephone service is available and free tea and coffee making facilities.

Travelodge currently has 298 hotels throughout the UK

Travelodge was the first UK low-cost hotel brand to launch in the UK in 1985.

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