People who visit America get surprised by the number of workers who are accustomed 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. 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. Failing to tip in these places are treated as dissatisfaction with the service by the customer. In some cases such as a party that is organized, tips are usually added to the total cost. This acts as a tip. Failure to do this is considered as rude.
In some places such as a taxi service, tipping is not expected. 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. However, one can tell the person providing the service to keep change.
Italy has incredible working staff and restaurant services in Italy are unbeatable. Italians, however, do not have a tipping culture. You will rarely find an Italian using an online tipping calculator. This is despite the incredible 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.
Tips in India.
India has grown a lot in the market, and had a lot of visitors from Europe and the USA. This has resulted in a tipping practice increase 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.
In Japan, people who have good services retreated with respect, but are rarely given tips. Tipping is not considered as a bad thing in Japan, because many people are exposed to the western culture.
South American Tips.
In case a tip is expected in South America, it is often added to the bill’s amount. A The tipping percentage varies from one place to another, and might be between 10 and 15 percent.