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Do I tip my car service driver for private transfer?

Old Jun 26th, 2011, 08:59 AM
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Do I tip my car service driver for private transfer?

I will be hiring a private car service for transfer from my hotel in Positano to Sorrento. Do I need to tip my driver or is it included in the price?
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Old Jun 26th, 2011, 09:42 AM
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I always tip the driver of my car from airports into town. THey are employees not the owners and provide extra services. It doesn't have to be a huge amount . I usually give 5 GBP in London or 5 or 10 Euro depending on length of trip
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Old Jun 26th, 2011, 12:00 PM
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Okay, good to know. Thanks! I didn't know what was customary.
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Old Jun 26th, 2011, 12:45 PM
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Hi JD,

Italians do not tip the way Americans do.

If your driver gives extra good service,eg, carries your bags, provides commentary, a couple of Euro tip is satisfactory.

When we were last in Positano, our hotel hired a porter to carry two large suitcases up the hill to the bus stop. The man set down our bags, waited for us to catch up to him and left before I could put my hand in my pocket to tip him.



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Old Jun 26th, 2011, 07:12 PM
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Ira,

Thanks for your comment. It helps to hear these things...
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