Tipping In The USA, The UK, Italy, India, and South America.
Workers who are used to receiving tips in America surprise many visitors. They wonder on the amount of a tip they should 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.
How to tip in the UK.
The Britons do not tip a lot like the Americans. Mainly, tips are given in restaurants, bars, and clubs. 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. 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. 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. A hairdresser, for example, does not require a tip in a big way. You can, however, tell the service provider to keep change.
Tipping in Italy.
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 with the good services. Rounding off the bill sometimes happens but is determined as an act of convenience or 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. Since Italian waiters are professional, they give their services in a good way without expecting a tip.
India has developed and get many Europe and USA visitors. This has resulted in a tipping practice increase in India. Tips are given when you were served totally well, and you tip around 5 and 10 percent.
Tips in Japan.
People in Japan treat those who serve them well with respect, but tips are not common. Tipping is not considered as a bad thing in Japan, because many people are exposed to the western culture.
Tips in South America.
If a tip is expected in the South American countries, it is usually added to the bill. A The tipping percentage varies from one place to another, and might be between 10 and 15 percent.