The tradition of offering Bibles in hotel rooms could be in decline as increasing numbers of guests access spiritual literature via apps on their phones. Even until recently, most hotels in the West would have a Bible in their guest rooms, distributed free by Gideons International since 1908.

More than 80 million Bibles are still distributed annually by Gideons and demand is growing in areas such as South America and Asia, not just in hotels but in schools and prisons as well. Yet fewer than half of US hotels have Bibles in their room, according to new research, the Daily Mail reports. At the same time, nine in 10 hotel rooms offer high definition or flat-screen televisions and more than eight in 10 offer free gyms to work out in. READ MORE