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 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. The additional cost acts as a the tip. Failure to do this is considered as rude.
There are some cases where tipping is not expected, such as after getting 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. Other places other than the hotel do not require tips in a big way. For the case of a hairdresser, for example, you do not have to pay the tip necessarily You can, however, tip the worker by telling him or her to keep change.
Tipping in Italy.
Italy has professional services in restaurants. Italians, however, do not have a tipping culture. Italians rarely use the online tipping calculator. This is despite the incredible services. One might, however, round off the bill due to generosity, or if it is convenient to do so. 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.
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.
Tipping in Japan.
In Japan, people who have good services retreated with respect, but are rarely given tips. Since many people in Japan are exposed to the Western Culture, tipping is not considered as an offence.
South American Tips.
Expected tips in South America are usually added to the bill. A The tipping percentage varies from one place to another, and might be between 10 and 15 percent.