Tipping in Vietnam
Apparently, Vietnam hasn’t got a custom to tip but the “open door” policy in the late 1980′ had paved the way for many a cultures and practices to be arrived. When private economy was excepted, good international brands invaded, iphone and ipad are used widely, travel and hospitality industry become a hot career to the young workers. In such a case, tipping is gradually becoming a concept that is more often to be known among service industries as travel, hotel and restaurant as well as some related others.
Since tipping was originally not a norm and being a new concept, it is also not a compulsory thing to do and very much base on how services delivered. If you are treated well and get the excellent service, leaving a tip is something you might consider. If the service or delivery is low, then definitely not a penny handed. Presumably if the staff ( guide/waiter/driver/chambermaid…. ) makes your travel/stay a memorable one with extraordinary services, let’s view the following references:
Chamber maid: $1-$1.5 per night
Waiter: $0.5 – $2 depend on the small or the big meal
Guide: $7 – $10 per day
Driver: $3 – $6 per day
Bell Captain: $0.5 – $1 per luggage up/down.
Taxi driver: $0.5 or round up the payment. If it is a long journey, then tip like driver.
These sharing is from my real experience and observation over a decade travel to Vietnam and working in this travel industry. I hope it will be of some help and that you have a guideline to follow, just in case.
Happy planning and traveling!
Indochina Voyages Team.
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