Travel’s Up And So Is Tipping…

And the gratuity? Did you help me load my luggage? No, but …

-Jack Vance

CNN Headline News (HLN) shared the evolution of tips in our society. Cash registers now have built in tips at the grocery store, retail store and even at the plant nursery! Yikes! All this separated from the traditional tipping places like hospitality-hotels, restaurants, salon, nail services and more. Caused me to think. We are all being bombarded by this new extra invasion of the ‘plastic cards.’ Should we Fair Tip or Guilt Tip? HLN’s Money Coach recommends, no service–no tip.

Not sure when to give and how much? Here I share HLN’s recommendation of the amounts to give as fair tips for both the travel and restaurant dining options.

No Service. No Tip

HLN’s Money Coach

Appropriate Tip: Travel

  • Skycap & Bellhop: at least $2
  • Housekeeper: $5 per day
  • Taxi Driver: 15-20% of fare but minimally $1 (more if they carry your bags)

Appropriate Tip: Restaurant

  • Wait Service: 15-20%
  • Take Out: It’s up to you!
  • Bartender: $1-2 per beer, more for cocktails
  • Tipping Jars: It’s up to you!

So there you have it. Tips on tips! What to give. When to give. Should you give? It’s all like your career and the workplace. Pay for Performance. The more you work, the more productive you are, the more bonus and salary increase you get (all things being equal, right)?

What are your thoughts on this trend? Do share. We would love to hear.

Cheers!

2 thoughts on “Travel’s Up And So Is Tipping…

  1. Great suggestions on tipping. Restaurant workers received low wages so I don’t feel guilty at all tipping them generously.
    But other services offered, and the providers of the service, I have to think twice and sometimes feel guilty tipping.

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