People who visit America get surprised by the number of workers who are accustomed to getting tips. They are left wondering on the amount of tip they are supposed to give. This is because of the habit of American travelers who tip excessively thus confusing other countries. To avoid any social embarrassment, it is good to research on tipping etiquette.
Tipping in the UK.
The Britons do not tip a lot like the Americans. Tips are mainly made of the restaurants, bars, and clubs. Failure to tip in these places at times could make the workers feel that the service was not satisfying enough. In some cases such as an organized party, a service charge is usually added to the cost. The additional cost acts as a the tip. Failing to do this is taken as being rude.
There are some cases where tipping is not expected, such as after getting a taxi service. Tipping in this form is usually done casually, such as by rounding off the amount to a near denomination that is higher. Other than the hotels, tipping is not required in a big way. A hairdresser, for example, does not require a tip in a big way. You can, however, tell the service provider to keep change.
Tipping in Italy.
The services in Italy restaurants are incredible. Italians, however, do not have a tipping culture. Italians rarely use the online tipping calculator. This is despite the incredible services. Rounding off the bill sometimes happens but is determined as an act of convenience or generosity. The workers rarely expect 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 grown a lot in the market, and had a lot of visitors from Europe and the USA. 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.
Tips in Japan.
People in Japan treat those who serve them well with respect, but tips are not common. Tips are not taken as an offense since people there are very exposed to the western culture.
South American Tips.
In case a tip is expected in South America, it is often added to the bill’s amount. A The tipping percentage varies from one place to another, and might be between 10 and 15 percent.