Paul: I agree that is was pushy and would have turned me off. I've been a few bus trips where the escort actually sends a bag throughout the bus for the passengers to put their tips in for both the guide and the driver. It was a more subtle way of asking for a tip...but nonetheless, they were still asking for the tip. I do understand that they should be tipped and always do tip, but I do not want to be told how much.
Mary Lou Scanlon
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