With this simple suggested guide to tipping....

We hope to give you confidence when a gratuity may be in order while traveling.

Airports & Train Stations

·         Porter $1 to $3 per bag (more for heavy luggage)

·         Doormen $2 to $3 for hailing a taxi



·         Taxi or Limo driver 10% to 15% of total fare

·         Valet parking attendant $2 to $5

·         Shuttle van or Bus driver $2 per person

·         Bellman $3 to $5 per bag each service

·         Concierge $5 to $10 for simple dinner and show reservations

-For more elaborate requests such as tickets to sold-out show $50 and upward

·         Room service 15% unless gratuity/service fee included

·         Delivery service (iron, hairdryer, etc.) $1 per item

·         Maid $5 per day


Group Tour Escorts & Drivers

·         Local guide $15-20 for half-day, $25-50 for full day per person

·         Multi-day tour manager $15 to $30 per person per day

·         Tour bus driver $5 per person per day


Private Tour Guides & Drivers

·         $15 to $20 for half-day, $25 to $50 for full day private guide per person

·         $5 to $10 for half-day, $15 to $25 for full day private driver



·         Dining room waiters $5 per person per day

·         Dining room assistant waiter $2 per person per day

·         Maitre d’ $3.50 per person per day

·         Dining room manager $1.50 per person per day

·         Room Steward $5 per person per day

·         Bar waiters, deck stewards, tip as service rendered



·         Excellent service 20% of total, 15% standard service

·         Maitre d’ at gourmet restaurants $30-50 when restaurant is full and you have no reservations

·         Coat check $1

·         Restroom attendants $0.50 to $1

·         Wine steward (personal service) 10% of wine bill



The amounts mentioned here should be used only as a guide. Customary tips vary from one place to another and country to country. Generally speaking, tips are seldom expected but always appreciated. Feel free to tip anyone you feel has provided excellent service! Remember…a tip is a thank you for a job well done.

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