Over 78% of Luxury Travellers Tip in Restaurants, Travel Diamonds Poll Reveals

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The Travel Diamonds luxury travel website released results for it's third poll among affluent international travellers. Interesting findings were published regarding tipping, hotel preferences and favorite travel types.

During the last 3 months http://www.TravelDiamonds.com asked its high net worth international travellers three new questions on the website about their travel behaviour. About 3,000 respondents came to the following answers:

1.    78% Tip in restaurants if food is good

Asked about their tipping behaviour in restaurants 52% responded that they almost always tip, 18% responded that they only tip if a restaurant was not bad, 26% answered that they tip if the restaurant was not bad and 4% answered that they almost never tip. This means that the vast majority of the restaurant visitors tips. If the restaurant was good about 78% tips.

2.    Boutique hotels are favorite, over chain hotels

Travel Diamonds asked the hotel preference of their site visitors for holiday and business trips.

35% chose boutique for business and boutique for holiday
12% chose boutique for business and chain for holidays
18% chose chain hotel for business and chain hotel for holiday
40% chose chain for business, boutique hotel for holidays.

This clearly indicates that boutique hotels are the clear winners for holiday travel, but that there also are interesting opportunities for boutique hotels in the business segment.

3. 50% would choose a free city trip, if given a choice

Travel Diamonds also asked what holiday type the luxury traveller would choose if they were given a 1 week luxury holiday for two for free. The responses were as follows:

30% would take a beach holiday
15% would go for a free skiing trip
50% would go for a trip with city and cultural aspects
5% responded they rather stayed at home

For more information about this and the two previous luxury travel polls, please contact berend (at) traveldiamonds (dot) com

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