Up-to-date tipping advice?

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  • pariahsmile
    Participant

    I don’t think this has been discussed lately, and I know that cultures can change quickly, so …

    What’s everyone’s best advice regarding tipping in Vietnam?

    For …

    – taxis

    – hotel housekeepers

    – restaurants and bars

    – guides

    – drivers

    – cruise staff

    – etc.

    Is it different in the South and the North?


    Tom Otley
    Keymaster

    I’d be interested in advice on this in Thailand – especially if it is different from Vietnam.


    stevescoots
    Participant

    I travel there every month and generally just round up or leave the small change of 2000. 5000 or 10,000 notes. There is no real tipping culture, some of my expat freends never leave a tip, they save the small notes for paying parking charges etc


    Swissdiver
    Participant

    I tip in Thailand and Vietnam more or less the same amounts. It will however depends on the quality of the service.
    – taxis: Round-up to next 100 (Thailand) or 10k (Vietnam)
    – hotel housekeepers: not on short stays, varies on long ones, based on the extra-services demanded
    – restaurants and bars: 5 to 10%
    – guides: I don’t use them much
    – drivers: 100 or 200 in Thailand, more for longer journeys (add 2 0’s for Vietnam)
    – Small services: Typically 50 in Thailand


    Tom Otley
    Keymaster

    Thank you, that’s very helpful.
    Tom


    traveldoc1
    Participant

    I live in Thailand and would tip as follows:
    taxis – round up by 5 or 10 baht. Maybe 20 baht if exceptional (i.e. knows where he’s going; doesn’t have mental health issues)
    restaurants – 5-10% depending on service
    housekeeping – maybe 50 baht (just over £1/$1.50) per night. Tend to tip at START of stay – it seems to evoke better service overall.
    drivers – max of 100 baht (e.g. Emirates limo driver)


    pariahsmile
    Participant

    yes is it


    LuganoPirate
    Participant

    Does anyone have advise on tipping in Portugal? Thanks.

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