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 has resulted from some Americans who visit other countries and give tips excessively. 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. A customer who fails to tip in these areas is considered as one who was not satisfied by the service. In some cases such as a party that is organized, tips are usually added to the total cost. This acts as a 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. Tips in other areas than the hotel are 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.
The services in Italy restaurants are incredible. 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 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. 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.
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.
Tipping 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.
South American Tips.
If a tip is expected in the South American countries, it is usually added to the bill. The tip might be 10 to 15 percent depending on the place.