Indian Family Caught with Stolen Accessories from Bali Hotel; Call For Responsible Tourism

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Photo of Indian Family Caught with Stolen Accessories from Bali Hotel; Call For Responsible Tourism by Priya Pareek

A video showing an Indian family caught stealing accessories from a Bali hotel went viral on social media recently. The video shows a man scanning the baggage of the group while members can be seen arguing with the staff.

As the man opens the suitcases, he finds things stolen from hotel room including towels, electronics and decorative items.

After being caught, a woman from the group apologises and offers to pay. "Please let us go because we have to catch our flight," she says.  The staff refuses to take money and says,"this is no respect."

The video was first shared by a user on Twitter with the caption who pointed out that this was a shameful moment as we are ambassadors of the nation.

Photo of Indian Family Caught with Stolen Accessories from Bali Hotel; Call For Responsible Tourism 1/1 by Priya Pareek

This incident is not only embarrassing for one particular family that was shown in the video but also brings a bad name to all Indians.

We must remember while travelling abroad that even as tourists we represent our country and our conduct shapes an image of our nation and fellow countrymen abroad. There is a strong need to understand the moral responsibility that comes along with travelling. 

However, this is not the first time that Indians have been “embarrassed” because of some irresponsible tourists as earlier Hotel Arc-en-ciel in Gstaad, Switzerland had issued a notice with rules only for Indian guests.

As industrialist Harsh Goenka pointed out while slamming the Swiss hotel for its rules for Indians pointed out that as India is becoming an international power, the tourists are our best global ambassadors. 

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This is a shame. Well, honestly, I too pick some items such as shower and moisturizer which we get in OYO but this is way too next level thing...
Sat 08 03 19, 19:30 · Reply · Report
I felt ashamed , i love bali most ,already visited multiple times ., People in bali loves India they are very welcoming and warm hearted people . But I’m afraid after all this they won’t feel the same about us . We are not just a traveller we represents our country ,our state we should never forget this.
Tue 07 30 19, 19:56 · Reply · Report
Agree with you. It's shameful to all. we represent a country when we are abroad!
Mon 07 29 19, 20:25 · Reply · Report
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