Travel tipping advice: What you need to know

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Patricia Lopez has what you need to know about tipping while on a trip (KTRK)

If you are going out of town soon, maybe next week for spring break, something you might need to budget for are gratuity expenses!

Diane Gottsman with The Protocol School of Texas there are some Dos and Don'ts of tipping at hotels, the airport and restaurants.

First up at the airport -- if you do airport curbside check in, you are paying for convenience, so factor in $3 to $5 for each bag.

If you are grabbing a cab, the minimum is 10 percent to 15 percent, but if you have bags, consider 20 percent to the driver that helps you with your luggage.

At restaurants, the standard is moving up to 18% when you have good service, 20 percent for excellent service.

At the hotel, you don't have to tip the door man but if the bellman helps you with your items, it's generally $1 to $2 per bag.
What about the hotel concierge? For quick directions -no tip is required. But for general theatre tickets, or dinner reservations, tip $5 to $10. For a hard to get reservations to a show or restaurant, tip $20.

And don't forget about the hotel housekeeper! Gottsman says, that person works hard to make the room sparkly clean so you should tip daily because housekeepers many change from day to day.

For more on these tips, go here.

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