British sisters awarded more than $2,500 for hotel bedbug bites — Two sisters staying at a 2 star hotel in London recently won $2500 in an out of court settlement after suffering from bed bug bites.
How bad was it?
One sister was bitten 86 times. The other, 52 times. It took them about four months to recover.
Do you think it’s important to do a little research
A quick check at TripAdvisor would've shown the hotel rated at 707 out of 1062 in the area. On top of that, a reviewer even warns people not to stay "unless you want bedbugs to eat you alive!!!".
One of the most important ways you can help protect yourself from bed bugs while you travel is to avoid hotels (and hostels) that are known to have bed bug problems. You don't want to end up like the two sisters in the story about. Spend 10 minutes on the internet and save yourself from being a bed bug buffet. Read How to Avoid Bed Bugs Hotels.