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Has tipping changed?

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Has tipping changed?

Years ago when I was in Cuba last, it was understood that any tips giving to the staff were actually taken away from them. That they weren't aloud to except tips, but were to take it from us if it was offered.

What's it like now?

Should we tip in US dollars? Canadian? Cuban?

What if we brought clothes or school supplies and gave it to any particular maid, or bartender?

Thanks for the advice.

montreal
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1. Re: Has tipping changed?

You bet they will take a tip and keep it for themselfs lol .

Tip with CUC the way it shoukd be when in Cuba ...

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2. Re: Has tipping changed?

Forget the gifts and tip in CUC'S.

Toronto, Canada
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3. Re: Has tipping changed?

Take a look at this tripadvisor link regarding tipping in Cuba. Basically tip for service, give gifts to friends:

tripadvisor.ca/Travel-g147270-c114818/Cuba:C…

Newton Aycliffe...
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4. Re: Has tipping changed?

Leave the gifts at home. Have a read of this article by DonTomas:

tripadvisor.co.uk/Travel-g147270-c129786/Cub…

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5. Re: Has tipping changed?

Bellagio, great article..

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6. Re: Has tipping changed?

snowflake

You been given very good advice. Please read the links. As was mentioned

Tip for Good Service, NOT to get service

Gift for good friends made on multipule trips

Donate to Charities

Tip in CUC

Cheers

Toronto, Ont.
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7. Re: Has tipping changed?

Wow, both great articles as well as an eye opener. Great reads.Thanks for the great TIPS....lol but seriously it's really good to know the proper way to tip and to what the staff likes, what's redundant, aside from being tipped. I breath a sigh of relieve knowing how to not offend anyone, and who to tip and how much is expected.

Thanks again.

Laura

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8. Re: Has tipping changed?

We just returned from the Melia CC and they "share" tips, depending of the restaurant/bar/A La Carte etc. and they DO NOT expect it....we always had to chase them or call them back to the table to give them a tip :)

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9. Re: Has tipping changed?

When staying in all inclusive I've only ever tipped at the end of the stay. Is this wrong, should I be doing it during the stay?

Newton Aycliffe...
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10. Re: Has tipping changed?

It's not wrong at all, it's something we British people tend to do whereas Canadians tip as they go.

I tend to tip at the end of my stay also. That way I do not need to carry any money with me when I'm out of the room.

Tipping is a personal thing, do what ever you are comfortable with. Don't feel pressurised to tip.

Edited: 19 February 2014, 15:36