As time flies into the 21st century, tipping is no longer illegal in China as it was in the 1980s. Tipping for tour guides and drivers in recognition of their good service has become a common practice. Hotel bellboys and housekeepers expect your tips as well. However, it is not customary to leave tips at hotels or local restaurants, because the bill usually includes 10-15% service charge.
If you don't know what the proper amount for tipping is, the following standard is for your reference:
If you are traveling in a small party of about 2 to 5 members, We suggest approximately US $8 to US $10 /per guest per day as tips for tour guide and US $4-6 for the driver and about US $2-3 for hotel bellboys as a gratitude for their service.
For example, if 2 of you are traveling together and will stay in Beijing for 3 nights, the tip from both of you may be from US$48 to US$60 for the tour guide, US$24-36 for the driver. But, for active tours like hiking, biking, rafting, we suggest you double the tip.
If you are traveling in a group with more than 10 people, We suggest US $3-5 /per guest per day as tips for the tour guide and US $2-3 for the driver and about US $3 to US $5 for hotel bellboys as a gratitude for their service.If you are traveling in a party like 6 to 9 members, We suggest US $6-8 /per guest per day as tips for the tour guide and US $3-5 for the driver and about US $1 to US $2 for hotel bellboys as a gratitude for their service.
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