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  • teresatennier
    Hello Everyone, Nashville will be my first convention. I would appreciate any tips and suggestions from the traveling and convention going experts on the dos
    Message 1 of 9 , Mar 31 5:22 PM
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      Hello Everyone,

       

      Nashville will be my first convention. I would appreciate any tips and suggestions from the traveling and convention going experts on the dos and don’ts, ins and outs and the proper etiquette for traveling and convention going.  

       

       As I am used to staying in budget and family friendly hotels/motels where you take care of everything yourself, I am not quite sure of the proper etiquette for my stay in Nashville .  Who and when do you tip and how much?  Off site parking or Valet parking, which is the best?   Do you tip the parking attendant, if so, when and how much, or is that included with the price of daily parking?

       

      I am sure there will be more questions.  Thank you for your time and looking forward to meeting everyone in Nashville .

       

      Sincerely,

      Teresa

       

    • jerseysue1949
      Now this is just me, but I usually tip the parking attendant $1 or $2 when I drop off my car and when I get it back. I usually tip $1 per bag if a bellman
      Message 2 of 9 , Apr 1, 2014
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        Now this is just me, but I usually tip the parking attendant $1 or $2 when I drop off my car and when I get it back.  I usually tip $1 per bag if a bellman (do they still call them that?) brings up my bags, but unless I have a lot of stuff I like to handle my bags myself.  Same if you ship items to the hotel ahead of time and a bellman brings your boxes up.  I also tip the people who clean the rooms a few dollars at the start of my stay or if I ask for extras like more towels or shampoos.
         
        This is just what I do.  You do what you and your wallet is comfortable with.
         
        BTW, make sure you come to the First Timers' Orientation on Wednesday.  You'll get to meet more first time conventioneers, get some tips on how to navigate convention, get answers to any questions and, best of all, get to meet me and I get to meet you!
         
        Hugs,
        Sue Marine (Jersey Sue)
         
        In a message dated 3/31/2014 10:37:37 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time, tvann11@... writes:
         

         

        Hello Everyone,

         

        Nashville will be my first convention. I would appreciate any tips and suggestions from the traveling and convention going experts on the dos and don’ts, ins and outs and the proper etiquette for traveling and convention going.  

         

         As I am used to staying in budget and family friendly hotels/motels where you take care of everything yourself, I am not quite sure of the proper etiquette for my stay in Nashville .  Who and when do you tip and how much?  Off site parking or Valet parking, which is the best?   Do you tip the parking attendant, if so, when and how much, or is that included with the price of daily parking?

         

        I am sure there will be more questions.  Thank you for your time and looking forward to meeting everyone in Nashville .

         

        Sincerely,

        Teresa

         

      • Carol Spencer
        In Los Angeles, the parking attendant usually gets at least $3.00 to bring your car - There is also an attendant who takes luggage out of the car and positions
        Message 3 of 9 , Apr 1, 2014
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          In Los Angeles, the parking attendant usually gets at least $3.00 to bring your car -
          There is also an attendant who takes luggage out of the car and positions it on a rack - he gets another $3.00 - as I understand it they pool the tips and share

          Now for the bellman, who brings your bags up to the room, as I like him to give me good service - my minimum tip is $5.00  - if 2 bags and 1 carryon then I give $10.00 however in both instances I get him to adjust the air conditioning, position my bags on suitcase racks - if none or not enough racks he gets them for me.  I make sure the room is set up to my liking - if I ask more services I tip more.  But this is a senior citizen with a back problems talking.  I want to enjoy the convention in absolute comfort.

          RE - boxes shipped, if the bellman gets them then I give $5.00 per box for the service - unless the shipping room has set fees for their services and they often do.  
          And often friends with carts go with me to pick up boxes shipped - last year in NOLA the costs were extremely high - bummer - as I understand it the convention has negotiated a better deal this year.
          Hope this helps
          carol

          On Apr 1, 2014, at 9:51 AM, jerseysue1@... wrote:

           

          Now this is just me, but I usually tip the parking attendant $1 or $2 when I drop off my car and when I get it back.  I usually tip $1 per bag if a bellman (do they still call them that?) brings up my bags, but unless I have a lot of stuff I like to handle my bags myself.  Same if you ship items to the hotel ahead of time and a bellman brings your boxes up.  I also tip the people who clean the rooms a few dollars at the start of my stay or if I ask for extras like more towels or shampoos.
           
          This is just what I do.  You do what you and your wallet is comfortable with.
           
          BTW, make sure you come to the First Timers' Orientation on Wednesday.  You'll get to meet more first time conventioneers, get some tips on how to navigate convention, get answers to any questions and, best of all, get to meet me and I get to meet you!
           
          Hugs,
          Sue Marine (Jersey Sue)
           
          In a message dated 3/31/2014 10:37:37 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time, tvann11@... writes:
           

           

          Hello Everyone,

           

          Nashville will be my first convention. I would appreciate any tips and suggestions from the traveling and convention going experts on the dos and don’ts, ins and outs and the proper etiquette for traveling and convention going.  

           

           As I am used to staying in budget and family friendly hotels/motels where you take care of everything yourself, I am not quite sure of the proper etiquette for my stay in Nashville .  Who and when do you tip and how much?  Off site parking or Valet parking, which is the best?   Do you tip the parking attendant, if so, when and how much, or is that included with the price of daily parking?

           

          I am sure there will be more questions.  Thank you for your time and looking forward to meeting everyone in Nashville .

           

          Sincerely,

          Teresa

           



        • Al Scott
          I tip the room cleaners every day because it is not always the same person. I usually leave 5 dollars each day but that is just me. I find that when i see
          Message 4 of 9 , Apr 1, 2014
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            I tip the room cleaners every day because it is not always the same person.  I usually leave 5 dollars each day but that is just me.  I find that when i see them in the hallway they are more than happy to give me extra towels or make my room up earlier than planned.  You know the old expression money talks.  It's true.

            As far as people who handle the bags I give them 5 dollars no matter how many I have.  Usually two bags at least.  I go down and pick up my own boxes if I ship them.  I enjoy the exercise.   This year I'm planning on driving.  I'm going to do the self park but will have someone help me unload my car.

            But I would tip what you feel like.  I'm sure there are some people who don't tip.  You will have a great time no matter what.  


            On Tue, Apr 1, 2014 at 12:51 PM, <jerseysue1@...> wrote:
             

            Now this is just me, but I usually tip the parking attendant $1 or $2 when I drop off my car and when I get it back.  I usually tip $1 per bag if a bellman (do they still call them that?) brings up my bags, but unless I have a lot of stuff I like to handle my bags myself.  Same if you ship items to the hotel ahead of time and a bellman brings your boxes up.  I also tip the people who clean the rooms a few dollars at the start of my stay or if I ask for extras like more towels or shampoos.
             
            This is just what I do.  You do what you and your wallet is comfortable with.
             
            BTW, make sure you come to the First Timers' Orientation on Wednesday.  You'll get to meet more first time conventioneers, get some tips on how to navigate convention, get answers to any questions and, best of all, get to meet me and I get to meet you!
             
            Hugs,
            Sue Marine (Jersey Sue)
             
            In a message dated 3/31/2014 10:37:37 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time, tvann11@... writes:
             

             

            Hello Everyone,

             

            Nashville will be my first convention. I would appreciate any tips and suggestions from the traveling and convention going experts on the dos and don’ts, ins and outs and the proper etiquette for traveling and convention going.  

             

             As I am used to staying in budget and family friendly hotels/motels where you take care of everything yourself, I am not quite sure of the proper etiquette for my stay in Nashville .  Who and when do you tip and how much?  Off site parking or Valet parking, which is the best?   Do you tip the parking attendant, if so, when and how much, or is that included with the price of daily parking?

             

            I am sure there will be more questions.  Thank you for your time and looking forward to meeting everyone in Nashville .

             

            Sincerely,

            Teresa

             


          • Kullenberg, Allison L
            This is EXACTLY what we do too. We leave a nice tip each day and you will be surprised the extra service. I can still remember some of the ladies that we
            Message 5 of 9 , Apr 1, 2014
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              This is EXACTLY what we do too.  We leave a nice tip each day and you will be surprised the extra service.  I can still remember some of the ladies that we have had over the many years.  There was a nice lady in Tulsa that helped set up our room for a private party.  We had a Grandma from Russia in Chicago who mothered us like there was no tomorrow.  The ladies in Boston that brought us the motherload of extra towels.   The Jamaican girls in Fort Lauderdale that threw in so many extra shampoos/conditioners/bodywashes that we had to divide up on checkout between the roomies.

               

              U will be surprised how many collectors do not tip and then leave the room in shambles.  Its embarrassing really.

               

              Allison Kullenberg
              Engineer III Specialist – Ntwk Eng & Ops
              Corporate Technology
              Tel: 972-729-5465     Cell: 214-402-5465
              Verizon Global Network Service Delivery & Assurance
              www.verizon.com

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              From: 2014BCon@yahoogroups.com [mailto:2014BCon@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Al Scott
              Sent: Tuesday, April 01, 2014 4:25 PM
              To: 2014BCon@yahoogroups.com
              Subject: Re: [2014BCon] Another First Timer Question

               

               

              I tip the room cleaners every day because it is not always the same person.  I usually leave 5 dollars each day but that is just me.  I find that when i see them in the hallway they are more than happy to give me extra towels or make my room up earlier than planned.  You know the old expression money talks.  It's true.

               

              As far as people who handle the bags I give them 5 dollars no matter how many I have.  Usually two bags at least.  I go down and pick up my own boxes if I ship them.  I enjoy the exercise.   This year I'm planning on driving.  I'm going to do the self park but will have someone help me unload my car.

               

              But I would tip what you feel like.  I'm sure there are some people who don't tip.  You will have a great time no matter what.  

               

              On Tue, Apr 1, 2014 at 12:51 PM, <jerseysue1@...> wrote:

               

              Now this is just me, but I usually tip the parking attendant $1 or $2 when I drop off my car and when I get it back.  I usually tip $1 per bag if a bellman (do they still call them that?) brings up my bags, but unless I have a lot of stuff I like to handle my bags myself.  Same if you ship items to the hotel ahead of time and a bellman brings your boxes up.  I also tip the people who clean the rooms a few dollars at the start of my stay or if I ask for extras like more towels or shampoos.

               

              This is just what I do.  You do what you and your wallet is comfortable with.

               

              BTW, make sure you come to the First Timers' Orientation on Wednesday.  You'll get to meet more first time conventioneers, get some tips on how to navigate convention, get answers to any questions and, best of all, get to meet me and I get to meet you!

               

              Hugs,

              Sue Marine (Jersey Sue)

               

              In a message dated 3/31/2014 10:37:37 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time, tvann11@... writes:

               

               

              Hello Everyone,

               

              Nashville will be my first convention. I would appreciate any tips and suggestions from the traveling and convention going experts on the dos and don’ts, ins and outs and the proper etiquette for traveling and convention going.  

               

               As I am used to staying in budget and family friendly hotels/motels where you take care of everything yourself, I am not quite sure of the proper etiquette for my stay in Nashville .  Who and when do you tip and how much?  Off site parking or Valet parking, which is the best?   Do you tip the parking attendant, if so, when and how much, or is that included with the price of daily parking?

               

              I am sure there will be more questions.  Thank you for your time and looking forward to meeting everyone in Nashville .

               

              Sincerely,

              Teresa

               

               

            • Debbie
              I also tip the room cleaners daily. We usually try to see who it is the first day, ask if they will be there all week and hand the tip to them personally. It
              Message 6 of 9 , Apr 1, 2014
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                I also tip the room cleaners daily. We usually try to see who it is the first day, ask if they will be there all week and hand the tip to them personally. It goes a long way to getting good service. The tip is usually $5 a day.

                We try to handle our own bags but using the guys outside or a bellman inside I do $1 a bag or $5 whatever is higher. Of course if room selling and have a lot of stuff I adjust accordingly. 

                I avoid using valet as much as possible but tip $5 when receiving my car if I have to use it. 

                I would encourage people to tip something. For these type jobs the IRS assumes a certain amount of tips in the taxable income. It should IMO be included as part of your travel expenses. It is also a nice thing to do.

                Debbie

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                On Apr 1, 2014, at 5:24 PM, Al Scott <aldoe2007@...> wrote:

                 

                I tip the room cleaners every day because it is not always the same person.  I usually leave 5 dollars each day but that is just me.  I find that when i see them in the hallway they are more than happy to give me extra towels or make my room up earlier than planned.  You know the old expression money talks.  It's true.

                As far as people who handle the bags I give them 5 dollars no matter how many I have.  Usually two bags at least.  I go down and pick up my own boxes if I ship them.  I enjoy the exercise.   This year I'm planning on driving.  I'm going to do the self park but will have someone help me unload my car.

                But I would tip what you feel like.  I'm sure there are some people who don't tip.  You will have a great time no matter what.  


                On Tue, Apr 1, 2014 at 12:51 PM, <jerseysue1@...> wrote:
                 

                Now this is just me, but I usually tip the parking attendant $1 or $2 when I drop off my car and when I get it back.  I usually tip $1 per bag if a bellman (do they still call them that?) brings up my bags, but unless I have a lot of stuff I like to handle my bags myself.  Same if you ship items to the hotel ahead of time and a bellman brings your boxes up.  I also tip the people who clean the rooms a few dollars at the start of my stay or if I ask for extras like more towels or shampoos.
                 
                This is just what I do.  You do what you and your wallet is comfortable with.
                 
                BTW, make sure you come to the First Timers' Orientation on Wednesday.  You'll get to meet more first time conventioneers, get some tips on how to navigate convention, get answers to any questions and, best of all, get to meet me and I get to meet you!
                 
                Hugs,
                Sue Marine (Jersey Sue)
                 
                In a message dated 3/31/2014 10:37:37 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time, tvann11@... writes:
                 

                 

                Hello Everyone,

                 

                Nashville will be my first convention. I would appreciate any tips and suggestions from the traveling and convention going experts on the dos and don’ts, ins and outs and the proper etiquette for traveling and convention going.  

                 

                 As I am used to staying in budget and family friendly hotels/motels where you take care of everything yourself, I am not quite sure of the proper etiquette for my stay in Nashville .  Who and when do you tip and how much?  Off site parking or Valet parking, which is the best?   Do you tip the parking attendant, if so, when and how much, or is that included with the price of daily parking?

                 

                I am sure there will be more questions.  Thank you for your time and looking forward to meeting everyone in Nashville .

                 

                Sincerely,

                Teresa

                 


              • teresatennier
                Hello Everyone, Sorry I am so late in posting my “Thank You” for the replies I received from this post. I appreciate all of them. If anyone has more
                Message 7 of 9 , Jun 26, 2014
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                  Hello Everyone,

                   

                  Sorry I am so late in posting my “Thank You” for the replies I received from this post.  I appreciate all of them.  If anyone has more suggestions or tips on convention and what to expect, or the unexpected, please let me know.

                   

                  I have read about travel dolls, what all do you do with your dolls?

                   

                  Sincerely,

                  Teresa

                • Kullenberg, Allison L
                  The more appropriate question is “what all do you NOT do with your travel dolls” !! Allison Kullenberg Engineer III Specialist – Ntwk Eng & Ops Corporate
                  Message 8 of 9 , Jun 26, 2014
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                    The more appropriate question is “what all do you NOT do with your travel dolls” !!

                     

                    Allison Kullenberg
                    Engineer III Specialist – Ntwk Eng & Ops
                    Corporate Technology
                    Tel: 972-729-5465     Cell: 214-402-5465
                    Verizon Global Network Service Delivery & Assurance
                    www.verizon.com

                    http://opm.vzbi.com/files/sda/branding/images/logo_01.jpg

                     

                     

                    From: 2014BCon@yahoogroups.com [mailto:2014BCon@yahoogroups.com]
                    Sent: Thursday, June 26, 2014 4:00 PM
                    To: 2014BCon@yahoogroups.com
                    Subject: [2014BCon] Re: Another First Timer Question

                     

                     

                    Hello Everyone,

                     

                    Sorry I am so late in posting my “Thank You” for the replies I received from this post.  I appreciate all of them.  If anyone has more suggestions or tips on convention and what to expect, or the unexpected, please let me know.

                     

                    I have read about travel dolls, what all do you do with your dolls?

                     

                    Sincerely,

                    Teresa

                  • Carol Jacob
                    I take my dolls when I go on vacation and take tons of photos of them around NYC. There is a Facebook group called The Travel Dolls which might give you an
                    Message 9 of 9 , Jun 27, 2014
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                      I take my dolls when I go on vacation and take tons of photos of them around NYC.  There is a Facebook group called The Travel Dolls which might give you an idea.

                       

                      From: 2014BCon@yahoogroups.com [mailto:2014BCon@yahoogroups.com]
                      Sent: Thursday, June 26, 2014 5:00 PM
                      To: 2014BCon@yahoogroups.com
                      Subject: [2014BCon] Re: Another First Timer Question

                       




                      Hello Everyone,

                       

                      Sorry I am so late in posting my “Thank You” for the replies I received from this post.  I appreciate all of them.  If anyone has more suggestions or tips on convention and what to expect, or the unexpected, please let me know.

                       

                      I have read about travel dolls, what all do you do with your dolls?

                       

                      Sincerely,

                      Teresa




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