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. This has resulted from some Americans who visit other countries and give tips excessively. It is good for one to learn the tipping practice in different countries.
Tipping 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. A customer who fails to tip in these areas is considered as one who was not satisfied by the service. Tips are usually added on the service cost, especially in some cases such as organized parties. 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 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. For the case of a hairdresser, for example, you do not have to pay the tip necessarily You can, however, tip the worker by telling him or her to keep change.
Tips in Italy.
Italy has professional services in restaurants. Italians, however, do not have a tipping culture. It is very rare for you to see Italians using a tip calculator online. 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 rarely way for a tip. The reason why tipping in Italy is not considered a culture in Italy is because waiters are professional, respectable, and get a good job. 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.
People in Japan treat those who serve them well with respect, but tips are not common. Tips are not taken as an offense since people there are very exposed to the western culture.
South American Tips.
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.