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How To Know How Much To Tip At Hotels

Watch more How to Tip in Every Situation videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Know who to tip at hotels -- and how much -- with these guidelines. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Carry small bills Keep a lot of dollar bills on hand when you travel so you never have to choose between stiffing someone and over-tipping them. Step 2: Tip the luggage handlers Give the skycap -- the person who helps you with your luggage at the airport - and the bellhop -- the person who carries your suitcases to your hotel room - $2 for the first bag and $1 for each additional suitcase. Step 3: Tip for transportation Slip the doorman a dollar for hailing you a cab. If there's a parking attendant, give them a dollar or two whenever they bring your car around. Step 4: Leave something for the housekeeper Leave $2 to $5 per day for the cleaning staff. If there's no designated envelope, ask the front desk for plain ones or wrap the cash in a piece of paper with "housekeeper" written on it. Tip Tip bellhops, valets, housekeepers, and other hotel personnel about the same in most places around the world. The exception is Japan, where tipping is not only not expected -- it's considered rude! Step 5: Check the room service policy Check the room service policy before you add a tip to the bill; many hotels tack on a gratuity. Step 6: Compensate the concierge Don't feel you have to tip the concierge unless they do something special, like arrange tickets to a sold-out show. No need to tip them for giving you directions or making a dinner reservation. Did You Know? Twenty-six percent of American travelers polled say they avoid the bellman and the skycap to avoid having to tip them!
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