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#52428 - 03/29/02 12:26 AM appropriate tips
wyatt70119 Offline
What are appropriate tips for hotel staff and tour guides? I'm guessing 15-20% for guides but not sure about the hotel staff.

Thanks in advance,

New Orleans

#52429 - 03/29/02 12:39 AM Re: appropriate tips
B_b_f_b Offline
Very appropriate Wyatt.

#52430 - 03/29/02 04:07 AM Re: appropriate tips
papaflo Offline
Wyatt, when are you going? cc and I are from monroe and are leaving tomorrow for 8 days. Shark*s bar has a nice table and open windows to jump out into the water when you are either too hot or had too much jose. hope to see ya*ll there
papa flo

#52431 - 03/29/02 04:58 PM Re: appropriate tips
KimBehindDoorNbr3 Offline
I so agree when possible on the tour amount!!! (LOL...) especially when you notice that some your guides are really hustling to keep some high-maintenance, typically non-tipping folks also on your boat down at a dull roar. (Wow, did we have a "party of six"--who were generally pretty funny if you didn't get too close--on a Shark Ray Alley trip that gave our SeaRious folks a run for their money. Hours of blood, sweat and tears...and not a penny in sight!)

The hotel question is a bit funkier, though. The handsome hubby left, I'm guessing, about $5 US a day for the maids everywhere we stayed 'cuz he questioned (and I guess you can't really be sure of anything) whether those nifty "service charges" were consistently passed on. (He had no reason to believe that they weren't, but he still had enough concern...)

i dunno...


#52432 - 03/30/02 01:02 AM Re: appropriate tips
seashell Offline
When I stay at a place that is charging me a service premium on top of my rental rate, I don't leave a tip. I feel bad for the staff if they don't get it from management, but that's not my problem. What I do do, is take along some CD's and stuff like that there and when I'm particularly pleased with a person's service, I give them a gift.
A fish and a bird can fall in love, but where will they build their nest?

#52433 - 03/30/02 08:10 PM Re: appropriate tips
cmh27inla Offline

Also in Monroe going to Belize for the 1st time in May. Would love to hear you're trip comments when you return!


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