Tipping Customs in Different Countries.
Workers who are used to receiving tips in America surprise many visitors. They wonder on the amount of a tip they should give. This is because of the habit of American travelers who tip excessively thus confusing other countries. For one to get rid of embarrassments, it is good to familiarize themselves about tipping habits in different countries.
How to tip in the UK.
Unlike the Americans, People in the UK do not tip on a lot of things. Tips are usually given in clubs, bars and restaurants. Failing to tip in these places are treated as dissatisfaction with the service by the customer. In some cases such as a party that is organized, tips are usually added to the total cost. This acts as a tip. Failure to do this is considered as rude.
Tipping is not expected in some cases, such as a taxi service. Tipping in such a case would be done more casually, such as by rounding off the money to a denomination that is close, in a higher value. Other places other than the hotel do not require tips in a big way. A hairdresser, for example, does not require a tip in a big way. However, one can tell the person providing the service to keep change.
Italy has incredible working staff and restaurant services in Italy are unbeatable. on the other hand, there is no tipping culture in Italy. You will rarely find an Italian using an online tipping calculator. This is even after services that are special, such as special hotel services. Rounding off the bill might be done at times, but is usually a matter of convenience and generosity. The workers rarely way for a tip. The reason why tipping is considered not to be a culture in Italy is that being a waiter is considered a professional job with a good pay. Since waiters are professional, they know how to offer a service best without expecting a tip.
Tipping in India.
India has developed and get many Europe and USA visitors. The tipping practice was not there before in India, but the visits has increased this. Tips are given when you were served totally well, and you tip around 5 and 10 percent.
Tipping in Japan.
People in Japan treat those who serve them well with respect, but tips are not common. Tipping is not considered as a bad thing in Japan, because many people are exposed to the western culture.
Tips in South America.
In case a tip is expected in South America, it is often added to the bill’s amount. Depending on the place, the tip might vary in between 10 and 15 percent.