Many first timers to Tunisia ask about tipping
How much ? How often ?
I have met guests who never tip.They feel they paid up front and thats it!
.I dont bother with the porters at the airport, unless the transfer coach is a distance away.
I put a coin in the coach drivers plate
Ok, most wont have dinars on arrival. I usually have some from previous visit
Porter gets a couple of dinar. If not on arrival ,next day
We leave the maid some sweets on the pillow daily (usually Roses or those "Celebration" sweets)
Works wonders, we get linen and towels when we dont need them! My wife always leaves the maid some clothes
However you need to inform reception of this .If at the end of the holiday we liked her service, she will also get 20 or 30 dinar
I usually leave a small tip after evening meal
If served by the same waiter or two, a larger tip for them on departure
If a tip jar on the bar, I stick a couple of dinar when getting my first beer. This gets attention ! and do this periodically.
If getting waiter service. I tip waiter when leaving bar
If i have a particular favourite barman/barmen I may give them my duty free whisky/vodka as a tip. Also after shave,t- shirts, etc
I give the pool guy a tip on first day, then now and again if he is getting our matresses for sunlounger
I also make sure he has some bottled water, same for gateman/security
Ok. The total isnt that great. Its not large amounts i tip
However, i enjoy doing this, if i am having a good time
If the staff make me feel good... Thats what its all about !
MickEdited: 26 March 2012, 09:30