Tipping In The USA, The UK, Italy, India, and South America.
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. The result of this is the many Americans who visit other countries and giving out excessive tips. For one to get rid of embarrassments, it is good to familiarize themselves about tipping habits in different countries.
How tips are done in the UK.
The Britons do not tip a lot like the Americans. Mainly, tips are given in 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 a party that is organized, tips are usually added to the total cost. This acts as a tip. Failure to do this is considered as rude.
There are some cases where tipping is not expected, such as after getting a taxi service. Tipping in this form is usually done casually, such as by rounding off the amount to a near denomination that is higher. 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.
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. 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. 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 waiters are professional, they know how to offer a service best 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. 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. Tips are not taken as an offense since people there are very exposed to the western culture.
Tips 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.