Tipping while traveling even in a bad economy

With the Hol­i­days around the cor­ner many of us will be trav­el­ing to spend hol­i­days with love ones. In an effort to keep finances under con­trol I have been asked ” Do we have to tip the house­keeper?, Do we have to tip the valet? What about the porter  You get the idea.

The answer is yes.  We must remem­ber most ser­vice provider jobs wages are gen­er­ally low and count on tips.  Here is a video of my appear­ance on the Smart Show with Henry Dittman dis­cussing Tip­ping Eti­quette.  Although The Smart Show is geared towards Busi­ness Trav­el­ers, the eti­quette rules do not change.

Jules Hirst is an eti­quette instruc­tor based in Los Ange­les, who believes it is never too late to make a last­ing impres­sion.  She teaches classes for chil­dren, teens and adults.  She is Pres­i­dent of For A Jul Pro­duc­tions, a wed­ding and event plan­ning com­pany.  Learn more at www.juleshirst.com.  She also is head of Hearts For The City, a non-profit orga­ni­za­tion teach­ing eti­quette and social skills to under­priv­i­leged chil­dren, fos­ter chil­dren and peo­ple re-entering the workforce.