Understanding Tipping

How Tipping Is Done In Different Places.

People who visit America get surprised by the number of workers who are accustomed to getting tips. They keep wondering on the amount of the tip that they ought to give. The result of this is the many Americans who visit other countries and giving out excessive tips. 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. Mainly, tips are given in restaurants, bars, and clubs. Failing to tip in these places are treated as dissatisfaction with the service by the customer. 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. Failure to do this is considered as rude.
Tipping is not expected in some cases, such as a taxi service. 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. Tips in other areas than the hotel are not required 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.

Tips 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 with the good services. Rounding off the bill might be done at times, but is usually a matter of convenience and 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. The professionalism of the waiters in Italy make them know how to give a service in the best way without expecting a tip.

Tips in India.
India has developed and get many Europe and USA visitors. 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.

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.

South American Tips.
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.