Traveling/Hospitality Ettiquette

Hello Amigas/os,

I hope everyone is having a wonderful summer thus far. It’s already July, and tomorrow is our nation’s birthday here in the United States. Happy 4th! πŸ’™β€οΈπŸŽ†πŸŽ‡πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ

I have a few things I want to say as this may be the busiest time of travel where you are…

First, if you work in hospitality, please be on your game with all guests who come into your establishment. If you are easily frustrated/annoyed by people asking questions and having special requests, a career in hospitality may not be the best fit for you. There are many jobs out there in which you may be best suited to serve others.

Second, if you are the traveler, and you receive good service, please tip well. This is not a time to be stingy. If you’re on vacation, you may as well splurge. Right?! It makes a big difference in attitudes across the board. Smiles instantly light up the room. People working in the service industry suddenly feel appreciated rather than being stepped on like a doormat.

I grew up in a working class home, with parents who worked in the service industry, and let me tell you–they’d be SO happy at the end of the day when people were kind and generous to them. It’s hard work to muster up the energy to go work at a place where we are underpaid because we may not have a “higher education”. Not having a college or even high school education for that matter, does not say anything about who we are as individuals.

Be respectful and you will be respected. Put a smile on your face, and someone will smile back. Let’s be mindful of creating a safe space everywhere we go.

Con mucho cariΓ±o,

Beatriz

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