Baggage and Taxi Tipping in Philippines
stuart whitley: hi ryan i leave for the philippines and i have a question about tipping, if someone helps with carrying baggage or if i get a taxi how much would they expect, i would a taxi travel from manila airport to imus cavite,or it here a better way to get there that you can reccomend
Ryan: There are no standard rules of tipping in the Philippines. A lot expects a tip however and so it is wise to carry 20 peso bills in your pocket. I guess for the airport, I reckon 20-50 peso tip should be more than enough (it sounds stingy I know) but it also depends on how big the luggage the person is carrying for you and how far the person is carrying it for you. For the airport, I have yet to encounter someone to take my luggage (other than the driver of my rented car), so it never occurred to me to tip anyone aside from the tip I give to the driver afterwards.
In some cases, there are standard rates for porter services (at seaports it used to be 20 pesos piece per luggage). For a long drive to Imus, 100 pesos tip should be fine I think. Will you be taking the standard airport taxi (yellow cab)? Or are you hiring a car rental company like Avis. Be prepared to shell out for the toll fees as well,
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