Tipping In The USA, The UK, Italy, India, and South America.
Workers who are used to receiving tips in America surprise many visitors. They wonder on the amount of a tip they should 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.
Unlike the Americans, People in the UK do not tip on a lot of things. Tips are usually given in clubs, bars and restaurants. Failure to tip in these places at times could make the workers feel that the service was not satisfying enough. In some cases such as an organized party, a service charge is usually added to the cost. 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. 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. 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 sometimes happens but is determined as an act of convenience or generosity. The workers in most times do not expect the tip. Tipping in Italy is not a culture because being a professional, respectable, and pays well. Since waiters are professional, they know how to offer a service best without expecting a tip.
India has developed and get many Europe and USA visitors. This has resulted in a tipping practice increase in India. In India, you tip when the service is very good, and the tip is usually between 5 and 10 percent.
Tipping in Japan.
Tipping in Japan is not common, but people thank those who serve them well. Since many people in Japan are exposed to the Western Culture, tipping is not considered as an offence.
Tipping in South America.
If a tip is expected in the South American countries, it is usually added to the bill. Depending on the place, the tip might vary in between 10 and 15 percent.