Tipping Customs in Different Countries.
Visitors to America get astonished by the number of workers who are used to getting tips. They are left wondering on the amount of tip they are supposed to give. The result of this is the many Americans who visit other countries and giving out excessive tips. It is good for one to learn the tipping practice in different countries.
How to tip in the UK.
People in the UK do not tip on many things like the Americans. Tips are mainly made of the restaurants, bars, and clubs. Failing to tip in these places are treated as dissatisfaction with the service by the customer. Tips are usually added on the service cost, especially in some cases such as organized parties. The additional cost acts as a the 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. In this situation, tipping is done in casual forms, such as rounding off the amount of the cost to the nearest higher denomination. 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, tell the service provider to keep change.
Tipping in Italy.
Italy has professional services in restaurants. Italians, however, do not have a tipping culture. You will rarely find an Italian using an online tipping calculator. This is even with the good services. One might, however, round off the bill due to generosity, or if it is convenient to do so. 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 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. 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. Depending on the place, the tip might vary in between 10 and 15 percent.