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 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 tips are done in the UK.
The Britons do not tip a lot 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 an organized party, a service charge is usually added to the cost. This acts as a tip. One would be considered as rude if he or she fails to pay that tip.
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. 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 professional services in restaurants. on the other hand, there is no tipping culture in Italy. 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 in most times do not expect the 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.
India has developed and get many Europe and USA visitors. The tipping practice was not there before in India, but the visits has increased this. Tips are given when you were served totally well, and you tip around 5 and 10 percent.
In Japan, people who have good services retreated with respect, but are rarely given tips. Since many people in Japan are exposed to the Western Culture, tipping is not considered as an offence.
South American Tips.
If a tip is expected in the South American countries, it is usually added to the bill. A The tipping percentage varies from one place to another, and might be between 10 and 15 percent.