Articles tagged “tips”

The Must-Have Items Battle-Hardened Travel Advisors Always Take on the Road

The Must-Have Items Battle-Hardened Travel Advisors Always Take on the Road

Paul Biasco, Skift

Take a page from the books of some experienced travel advisors from around the U.S. before you head out on your next adventure or business trip. We love the suggestion to swap out the hotel room's bar of soap with your favorite from home to start your day at ease.

7 months ago

Frontier Flight Attendants Stop Pooling Gratuities

Frontier Flight Attendants Stop Pooling Gratuities

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

Flight attendants have multifaceted jobs, and while safety is meant to be at the top of the priority list, they increasingly have products to sell and tables to wait.

8 months ago

Housekeepers’ Labor Concerns Extend Far Beyond Too Few Tips

Housekeepers’ Labor Concerns Extend Far Beyond Too Few Tips

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Housekeepers encounter physical, safety, consistency and pay concerns no matter their boss, which is why the tipping initiative has received pushback for doing too little alongside praise for doing anything at all.

5 years ago

Author of ‘1000 Places’ Is Working On Her Next Bucket List

Author of ‘1000 Places’ Is Working On Her Next Bucket List

Allen Pierleoni, Sacramento Bee

It's funny and interesting that "1000 Places To See Before You Die" author Patricia Schultz designates Italy as her favorite destination among the 999 or more she could have picked. That's pretty down-to-earth of her, and not a bad choice.

6 years ago

How U.S. travelers can act Canadian to get better treatment abroad

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Some of our best friends are Canadians. We try to tag along whenever they go globe-trotting.

6 years ago

Germans the best tippers while traveling, Italians worst, survey says

Three-quarters of Americans in the TripAdvisor survey said they consulted guidebooks on tipping advice, and that's a good thing because at least these travelers were making the effort to abide by local customs.

6 years ago

Housekeepers receive better tips than hotel concierge, says survey

Hugo Martin, Los Angeles Times

The numbers are likely on the high side given survey respondents’ tendency to portray themselves more positively than reality, but it’s housekeepers’ proximity to personal space that also leads to higher tips.

6 years ago

Simple stress management tricks for business travelers on the move

Cramped planes and boxed meals aren't just an annoyance for frequent fliers –- they also cause stress on the body and sleeping problems right when an employee needs to perform their best.

7 years ago

Tips for scoring the award seats you want with the frequent-flier miles you have

Tips for scoring the award seats you want with the frequent-flier miles you have

Award seats are harder to find than ever due to schedule cuts causing fewer flights and higher fares. This means mileage holders are fighting for a seat months before their travel dates.

7 years ago

Basic advice about what to do after a missed or cancelled flight

This case study points out passenger strategies for dealing with customer service, using a smartphone to rebook, and knowing when it's time to give up and rent a car.

7 years ago

Flight attendants recommend their favorite shoes for frequent fliers

While most Americans look like they’re headed to the gym instead of an airport, flight attendants are required to look polished and have had to find trendy shoes that let you sprint to a closing gate too.

7 years ago

7 tips for snatching the best airplane seat possible

These tips require a little extra research or paying up for legroom -- that is unless you're willing to try wooing the attendant at the counter for an upgrade.

7 years ago