Here in the US, tipping is not optional in most circumstances, but every country in the world has different guidelines.
Because tipping rules vary by country, region, and place of business, it’s important to research your destination’s customs prior to any trip. And since there are no real ‘rules’, the etiquette of what countries you should tip in can get confusing. We put together a list of 11 top travel destinations and who you should tip and how much.
By: Derek Miller, Travel Consultant
Vietnam is country with a rich history. At the beginning of my cruise on the Mekong river with AmaWaterways, I went to the Independence Palace, which serves as one of the many museums that Saigon has to offer. It’s known as Saigon by its people who live there but Ho Chi Minh City by its government.
On the outside of the museum there were relics of old war planes, tanks and large bombs that were used in the war. That was extremely fascinating for me seeing these in real life as opposed to on television or in a movie theater.
By: Lucy Fernandez, Vice-President
In my life, I have been privileged to be able to travel to many places wonderful and experience, if only for a few days at a time, a sampling of the different environments and cultures that make our world so fascinating. In November, my sister and I completed the Patagonian Grand Adventure with Trafalgar. The landscapes in which we traveled on this adventure have now moved a “want to see” destination to the top of a very short list of favorite places I have been fortunate enough to see. Traveling with my sister, we began our adventure in the starting point for many deep southern adventures: Santiago, Chile.
By: Sara Beth Bowen, Senior Travel Consultant & CTA
The Best of Morocco with Trafalgar was mysterious, alluring and a fantastic trek through old and new. It was cosmopolitan at times, contrasting with simple, indigenous, nomadic Berber culture. Our adventure began upon arrival in Casablanca with a superb Welcome Reception and fabulous Moroccan cuisine at our hotel. There, we met our Trafalgar Tour Director, Xavier, and our Moroccan National Guide, Mo.
Valentine’s Day is upon us and it has us thinking of love around the world. What’s more romantic than traveling the world to see a work of art that celebrates love?