Tipping Customs in Different Countries.
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. To avoid any social embarrassment, it is good to research on tipping etiquette.
How tips are done in the UK.
Unlike the Americans, People in the UK do not tip on a lot of things. 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. Tips are usually added on the service cost, especially in some cases such as organized parties. This serves 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. You can, however, tip the worker by telling him or her to keep change.
Italy has incredible working staff and restaurant services in Italy are unbeatable. Italians, however, do not have a tipping culture. Italians rarely use the online tipping calculator. This is despite the incredible 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.
Tipping in India.
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.
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.
Tipping in South America.
In case a tip is expected in South America, it is often added to the bill’s amount. The tip might be 10 to 15 percent depending on the place.