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Tipping

Official Travel Information

Tipping is a common and expected practice in the USA. Tipping is a way for customers to acknowledge great service by paying a little more than the listed price of a meal or service. Please remember that many people in the service industry rely on tips as a major source of their income.

Here are few tipping suggestions:

  • Dining: 15-20 percent for a sit-down meal or 10 percent for a buffet. For further information, please see tipping in the USA.
  • Bartenders: $1 per drink or 15-20 percent of tab
  • Hotel bell staff: $1-$2 per bag
  • Cab drivers: 10-18 percent of fare
  • Shuttle drivers: $1-$2 a bag
  • Hotel maid: $2-$5 per night
  • Parking valet: $3-$5 when picking up car
  • Tour guides: 10-20 percent, depending on their service
  • Spa treatments, hairdressers, manicurists: 10-20 percent