Tipping Customs in Different Countries.
Visitors to America get astonished by the number of workers who are used to getting tips. 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. To avoid any social embarrassment, it is good to research on tipping etiquette.
How to tip in the UK.
People in the UK do not tip on many things like the Americans. Mainly, tips are given in restaurants, bars, and clubs. A customer who fails to tip in these areas is considered as one who was not satisfied by the service. Tips are usually added on the service cost, especially in some cases such as organized parties. The additional cost acts as a the tip. Failing to do this is taken as being rude.
In some places such as a taxi service, tipping is not expected. 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 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.
Italy has professional services in restaurants. Italians, however, do not have a tipping culture. 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. The professionalism of the waiters in Italy make them know how to give a service in the best way without expecting a tip.
Tipping in India.
The development in India has resulted in it getting many USA and Europe visitors. Even though tipping was not very common in the past, this has increased the tipping practice in India. When the service is excellent in India, you give a tip of about 5 and 10 percent.
Tips 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.
Tipping in South America.
In case a tip is expected in South America, it is often added to the bill’s amount. The tip might be 10 to 15 percent depending on the place.