A key question which arises when rushing around the airport is, “how much am I supposed to tip the bag carrier, or the cart driver who helped me get across the airport?” In any setting, no one wants to appear stingy, and people who assist with travel appreciate your kindness as their wages are low. This guide will be an brief and easy guide to tipping in various situations. In providing a fair tip, you can always look like a generous person which is a great benefit when you are traveling.
Here are some key people you should be tipping (and how much) when traveling:
1. Airport Baggage
At the airport if you have someone helping you carry your bags on a cart, tip them $1-$2 for each bag on the cart. If you or a family member struggles with physical mobility, please tip the person assisting $3-5 dollars.
2. Cab Drivers
Once you are in your cab, when you get to your destination, pay your cab driver 10-18% as a tip. Evaluate the service of the cab driver like you would in a restaurant and variate the tip accordingly.
3. Hotel Bell Staff
At the hotel, tip the bell staff $1-2, the concierge $10-20 and the housekeeper $3-5.
As you are traveling, these tips will help you avoid social faux pas and also prevent you from over tipping which is not helpful on some business expense reports as they may not reimburse you for tips if they are too high.
Travel has many stresses, do not let anxieties about tipping be one of them. You can provide fair tips for every step of your travels and your kindness will stand out. There are a lot of variables to remember between the airport, the cab, and the hotel, but remembering these steps will add to the overall quality of your trip, because people who depend on your tips will go out of their way to make your stay better if you are kind to them by tipping. In addition, you are helping many hard working people make a livelihood for themselves and their families.
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