Shopping & tipping

Major hotels and restaurants add ten percent service charge to bills, otherwise tip around ten per cent. The tip for Hotel porters and bag boys is B20-40. Taxi drivers tipped to next 10 Baht above meter fare shown, if you have not already bargained the fare.

Porters, hairdressers and barbers also often expect tips. A service charge of ten per cent is common on up-market restaurant and hotel bills, even if they also charge government tax.