So often we get angry with travelers behaving badly, and yet, I wonder if someone simply pointed that out to them, they would behave better.
After all, what is considered ‘acceptable’ behavior varies drastically depending on the culture, so is it perhaps unrealistic of us to expect all travelers to take the time and energy to observe and mimic the locals?
The good news is that guides are in the perfect position to educate travelers on ‘what not to do’.
However, with our customer service tendencies, we are often so afraid of insulting guests or losing that tip that we’re more likely to smile and nod rather than give responsibility to them to do better.
In this article, I’ll offer a few suggestions on how to give responsibility to your guests as needed (which your fellow locals will thank you for!).