With Spring Break just around the corner… here are a few tips from this month’s issue of ManneroftheMonth.com: Looking at Lodging
“Planning ahead helps us find the proper place to stay and make sure our manners are ready to display. Let’s be honest: when we prepare to travel alone or with family, we are more focused on socks and underwear than the rules of etiquette, but knowing what to do can make a nice getaway fabulous!
In her book Letitia Baldridge’s New Manners for New Times, Ms. Baldridge writes: “Hotel behavior says a lot about a person, such as whether she is a class act. It is readily apparent from the time of the check-in process.” Staying away from home can cause us to feel a bit of anonymity and, therefore, is a true test of how we treat others when our reputation has nothing to gain or lose. Whether we are staying in a large glamorous hotel or someone’s home, our manners are important from check-in to check-out.” March 2009, Manner of the Month
Five Quick Tips:
- Always tip accordingly
- Be patient with Lodging Staff…demanding is never mannerly
- Talk with your children about Hotel or Home Stay Rules
- When staying in a home: A hostess gift is for the invitation and thank-you letter for the stay
- When traveling on business don’t forget the business you represent
Downloadable Resources in the Issue:
- Tipping Guide
- Good Behavior Chart
- Travel Flash Cards
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