How Tipping Is Done In Different Places.
Workers who are used to receiving tips in America surprise many visitors. 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. For one to get rid of embarrassments, it is good to familiarize themselves about tipping habits in different countries.
How tips are done 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.
Tipping is not expected in some cases, such as a taxi service. In this situation, tipping is done in casual forms, such as rounding off the amount of the cost to the nearest higher denomination. 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, tip the worker by telling him or her to keep change.
Italy has professional services in restaurants. Italians, however, do not have a tipping culture. It is very rare for you to see Italians using a tip calculator online. This is even with the good services. Rounding off the bill sometimes happens but is determined as an act of convenience or generosity. The workers in most times do not expect the 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.
India has grown a lot in the market, and had a lot of visitors from Europe and the USA. Even though tipping was not very common in the past, this has increased the tipping practice in India. In India, you tip when the service is very good, and the tip is usually between 5 and 10 percent.
Tips in Japan.
People in Japan treat those who serve them well with respect, but tips are not common. Since many people in Japan are exposed to the Western Culture, tipping is not considered as an offence.
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.
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