Ever left pondering as to how much to tip? Then worry no longer. I’ve summised Forbes’ luxury travel tipping guide in the following list:
- Bellman: as a minimum, give $1 to $2 per bag
- Butler: tip according to hotel and errand
- Concierge: $5 to $10 per request is considered generous
- Doorman: suggests $1 for directions or for unloading a bag
- Front desk agent: suggests $1 or $2 for arranging a late check-out
- Limo driver: 15% if what you’re paying doesn’t already include gratuities
- Maid: $1 or $2 for extra toiletries, and at least $3 a night
- Personal shopper: 10% of total purchases is not unheard of
- Pool attendant/tanning butler: a few dollars for lotion application
- Room service: discretionary 15% to 20%
- Ski valet: $2 to $5 per person per day
- Spa technician: 18% is the industry standard, if it’s not already included
- Technology engineer: is it right to tip for something that should work anyway?
- Valet parking attendant: $1 or $2 per car delivery
Personally, I’m not so sure about following standard rules but a little guidance can’t harm. I like to tip in accordance with the service received. If it’s really good, I’ll tip more.