Cruiseline to 'evaluate' UK tip policy

October 2009
Travel Weekly (UK);10/16/2009, p10
Trade Publication
The article reports that Royal Caribbean International is evaluating its gratuities system in Great Britain because the British do not tip. Cruises vice president and managing director UK and Ireland Robin Shaw said that the British refusal to tip meant the crew was losing out and has become a significant issue because of the large number of British passengers. A study had revealed that two thirds of British travelers preferred to tip only those staff who have done a good job.


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