TWO etiquette experts remain divided over the best way to bag a poolside bed on holiday.
Countless videos have emerged online of holidaymakers rushing to reserve a spot by the pool with their towels, and those caught up in the chaos have been labelled as "pathetic" and "selfish" by some.
While holidaymakers may be forgiven, even two etiquette experts can't decide on the best way to nab a bed in the sun.
Renowned etiquette expert, William Hanson, believes there is a 30-minute grace period on poolside reservations.
This is where hotel guests can use a towel or a book to reserve a spot for no longer than half an hour.
William told the Sun Online Travel: "In the morning, at the start of the day, and you're by the pool after breakfast, then it's fine at 8.30 to put your towel on the bed to reserve your spot."
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"But later on in the day after you've used the lounger, and go off for a massage, for example, which is going to be an hour, then you can't use a towel to reserve the sun lounger."
If you're grabbing some grub at lunch time, William said holidaymakers are allowed to eat at the hotel bar or restaurant providing you're not gone longer than 30 minutes.
He said: "It also gives your towel time to dry off."
Despite the grace period, William said: "You can't hog the sun lounger for the entire day."
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