Store Your Belongings Smartly
If you arrive to a destination early and your room isn’t available yet, leave your belongings with the bellman so you don’t have to carry them around—but make sure your computer bag and other valuables are locked and that all your things are stored in a secure place. You just never know.
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I always make it a point to tip that Bellman at both ends of the transaction (when they first pick up the bags and when they are delivered to the room). If you are in a country like French Polynesia where tipping isn’t the custom, I’ll try to establish a rapport with them and show genuine appreciation for their service (which I pretty much do anywhere). Besides ensuring that your luggage receives better care, you can learn a lot from the staff at a hotel or resort which can enhance your stay immeasurably.