Visitors to America get astonished by the number of workers who are used to getting tips. 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 tips are done in the UK.
People in the UK do not tip on many things 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. Tips are usually added on the service cost, especially in some cases such as organized parties. This acts as a tip. Failure to do this is considered as rude.
Tipping is not expected in some cases, such as a taxi service. Tipping in this form is usually done casually, such as by rounding off the amount to a near denomination that is higher. Tips in other areas than the hotel are not required in a big way. In hairdressers, for example, one is not obliged to pay the tip. You can, however, tell the service provider to keep change.
Tips in Italy.
Italy has professional services in restaurants. 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 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 in Italy is not considered a culture in Italy is because waiters are professional, respectable, and get a good job. 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. 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.
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.
Tips in South America.
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.