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.
The Britons do not tip a lot like the Americans. Tips are usually given in clubs, bars and restaurants. 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. In this situation, tipping is done in casual forms, such as rounding off the amount of the cost to the nearest higher denomination. Other places other than the hotel do not require tips in a big way. For the case of a hairdresser, for example, you do not have to pay the tip necessarily You can, however, tell the service provider to keep change.
The services in Italy restaurants are incredible. 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 with the good 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 in Italy is not considered a culture in Italy is because waiters are professional, respectable, and get a good job. 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. When the service is excellent in India, you give a tip of about 5 and 10 percent.
In Japan, people who have good services retreated with respect, but are rarely given tips. Since many people in Japan are exposed to the Western Culture, tipping is not considered as an offence.
Tipping in South America.
If a tip is expected in the South American countries, it is usually added to the bill. Depending on the place, the tip might vary in between 10 and 15 percent.