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. This is because of the habit of American travelers who tip excessively thus confusing other countries. It is good for one to learn the tipping practice in different countries.
How to tip in the UK.
The Britons do not tip a lot 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. One would be considered as rude if he or she fails to pay that tip.
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. In hairdressers, for example, one is not obliged to pay the tip. However, one can tell the person providing the service to keep change.
Tips in Italy.
Italy has professional services in restaurants. Italians, however, do not have a tipping culture. Italians rarely use the 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 way for a tip. Tipping in Italy is not a culture because being a professional, respectable, and pays well. Since Italian waiters are professional, they give their services in a good way without expecting a tip.
Tips in India.
The development in India has resulted in it getting many USA and Europe 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 is not common, but people thank those who serve them well. Tips are not taken as an offense since people there are very exposed to the western culture.
Tips in South America.
Expected tips in South America are usually added to the bill. Depending on the place, the tip might vary in between 10 and 15 percent.