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 has resulted from some Americans who visit other countries and give tips excessively. To avoid any social embarrassment, it is good to research on tipping etiquette.
Tipping 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. Failing to tip in these places are treated as dissatisfaction with the service by the customer. In some cases such as a party that is organized, tips are usually added to the total 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. 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. A hairdresser, for example, does not require a tip in a big way. You can, however, tip the worker by telling him or her to keep change.
Tips in Italy.
The services in Italy restaurants are incredible. Italians, however, do not have a tipping culture. Italians rarely use the online tipping calculator. This is even after services that are special, such as special hotel services. Rounding off the bill sometimes happens but is determined as an act of convenience or generosity. The workers rarely way for 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.
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. In India, you tip when the service is very good, and the tip is usually between 5 and 10 percent.
Tipping 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.
Expected tips in South America are usually added to the bill. The tip might be 10 to 15 percent depending on the place.