Millions of travelers from around the world will be visiting relatives (or maybe escaping from them) during the holidays and will find themselves staying at hotels. ' Tis the season for giving, but many travelers, it seems, are perplexed as to how much and who to tip.
Emily Post, the doyenne of social etiquette with her seminal 1922 bestseller “Etiquette,” would not be pleased by the habits of some travelers who don’t tip.
Ironically the one who provides the most service to a guest is the one often neglected when it comes to tips – the housekeeper.
“Normally about 20-30 percent of guests tip the housekeeper,” says Graeme Evans, director of housekeeping for the Fairmont Banff Springs. “Fewer people are tipping now then years ago – people don’t understand what a housekeeper is and what’s being done on a daily basis for them.”
Some guests leave garbage and clothes strewn everywhere (as well as other “unmentionables”), making it look like a war zone. Isn’t that worthy of a tip? ARead More »from Hotel tipping: Who and how much?