Ancient Egyptian ethic of giving tips


Should I carry the money in my pocket if I bought “All Inclusive”? Who deserves bigger tips, receptionist or waiter? And why this barman looks unhappy when I asked for a beer at 2.30 am?

Today we make it clear: How much tips I suppose to give?

  1. “All Inclusive” doesn’t mean “No tips”. No matter how much you paid for the trip, was it cheap offer or New Year’s Eve tour, “All Inclusive” or “Bed and Breakfast” … Hotel stuff will get the same salary every month. And yes, they depend on your tips.
    So, 1-2 USD for housekeeping, barman or waiter is good (Be ready to see the creative towel art next day, or pretty flower). Every day, or every few days – this is up to you.
    The same for recreation boys at the beach, if they bring you towels and carry sunbeds.
    5-10 USD for helpful guest relation or front office manager at the end of your vacation is good.
    PLUS! Bring few bars of chocolate from your homeland – believe me, hotel stuff appreciates that. You will be treated as VIP person!
  2. Want to dine in a restaurant or café outside of your hotel?
    Follow one rule: tips should be at least 10% of your bill. More – welcome, less – only if you weren’t satisfied with the service. But in this case, don’t be shy to explain your point to the manager.
    Read well the menu before ordering, down each page you may find a small line e.g. “Service 10% and taxes 12% are included in price”. Found it? Ok, you are free to go without leaving tips.
    PLUS! When you are happy with service and food, rate the place on Red Sea Advisor , Facebook and TripAdvisor. This will help other tourists to take a decision where to go!

See you in Hurghada!

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18 Dec 2017


By Julia Pu

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