People who visit America get surprised by the number of workers who are accustomed to getting tips. They are left wondering on the amount of tip they are supposed to 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 tips are done in the UK.
People in the UK do not tip on many things like the Americans. Tips are mainly made of the restaurants, bars, and clubs. A customer who fails to tip in these areas is considered as one who was not satisfied by the service. In some cases such as an organized party, a service charge is usually added to the cost. The additional cost acts as a the tip. Failure to do this is considered as rude.
Tipping is not expected in some cases, such as a taxi service. 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. In hairdressers, for example, one is not obliged to pay the tip. However, one can tell the person providing the service to keep change.
Italy has incredible working staff and restaurant services in Italy are unbeatable. 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 might be done at times, but is usually a matter of convenience and 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. The professionalism of the waiters in Italy make them know how to give a service in the best way without expecting a tip.
Tips in India.
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.
Tipping in Japan.
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. The tip might be 10 to 15 percent depending on the place.