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 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. Mainly, tips are given in restaurants, bars, and clubs. A customer who fails to tip in these areas is considered as one who was not satisfied by the service. Tips are usually added on the service cost, especially in some cases such as organized parties. This acts as a tip. Failing to do this is taken as being 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. 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. However, one can tell the person providing the service to keep change.
Tipping in Italy.
The services in Italy restaurants are incredible. Italians, however, do not have a tipping culture. It is very rare for you to see Italians using a tip calculator online. 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 in Italy is not considered a culture in Italy is because waiters are professional, respectable, and get a good job. Since waiters are professional, they know how to offer a service best without expecting a tip.
India has grown a lot in the market, and had a lot of visitors from Europe and the USA. The tipping practice was not there before in India, but the visits has increased this. In India, you tip when the service is very good, and the tip is usually between 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.
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.