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Tipping Etiquette Around The World

TIPPING ETIQUETTE AROUND THE WORLD U. K. SWITZERLAND In most parts of the country service charges are included, if not then a tip is excepted. Watch out for an "optional" charge, if you see this and accept it then a tip is not required. Additionally, tipping in a pub is not customary. Although most places include a 15% service charge, leaving an additional small tip in fancier places is also customary. It all depends on the service. If in doubt add a U. S. A. tip, or ask a friendly local. In the U.S., tipping people in the service industry is Restaurant servers, taxi drivers, hair stylists and hotel porters, all expect to receive a tip for a job well done. TURKEY TIP: 15% a given. At restaurants a 10% or more is appreciated. However, they only accept cash. Dollars, euros, in addition to lira are all accepted. TIP: 10 - 15% GERMANY CANADA Like the U.S., gratuity is not included unless you're with a large party. Therefore, tips are expected when eating out or being helped by someone in a service industry. Adding a tip onto the bill at any restaurant or bar is standard custom. Dollars are accepted, but euros are appreciated. CHINA The rule in China is no TIP: 15 - 20% TIP: 10% tipping whatsoever. If you can't help it, tip when being given exceptional or luxurious service. TIP: 10-15% ITALY Leaving a tip as close to 10% is custom, but no more, Interestingly, when taking a ride on the canal, tipping gondoliers isn't customary. When tipping, euros are much appreciated. TIP: 15 - 20% TIP: No tip JAPAN While 90% of the time Japan is a non-tipping society, certain services may appreciate a tip. Additionally, they prefer receiving yen. TIP: 10% FRANCE The locals in France usually tip up to 10% when dining out. That is additional to the standard TIP: No tip AUSTRALIA service charges you will typically see. Visitors, on the other hand, are not expected to tip;'unless service is excellent. Tipping was not the norm twenty years ago, SOUTH KOREA but now it is customary Tips are never expected of tourists, especially in to leave a tip for good service. TIP: 10% restaurants, Hotel porters will accept the usual $1 per bag MEXICO BRAZIL TIP: 10% - 15% No additional tips are expected in most cases. At restaurants a 10% service charge is typically added to the bill. Cash is preferred, and dollars are accepted. EGYPT however. In most places an additional 5-10% tip should be added on TIP: 10 - 15% TIP: No tip top of the tip that is already on the bill. Dollars are often TIP: No tip preferred to local INDIA currency. At more modest TIP: 5% - 10% establishments a few rupees will do. Double check that places don't include a 10% service charge before tipping. Dollars are not preferred. ARGENTINA In restaurants that do not tack on a service charge, a rounding up and adding a 10% tip is well appreciated. Dollars, however, are not recommended. Additionally, for a hotel porter 10 pesos will do. TIP: 15% TIP: 10% TIPPING IN THE UNITED STATES RESTAURANTS & BARS DAILY LIFE TRAVEL WAITER / WAITRESS: 15% of bill for adequate; 20% for SKYCAP AT AIRPORT: $1 per bag if you check-in curbside; $2 per bag if skycap takes bags to TAXI DRIVER: Varies depending on locality. Assume 15% will be enough; an extra $1 to $2 very good service; no less than 10% for poor service. for help with bags. check-in counter. SOMMELIER, OR WINE STEWARD: HOTEL DOORMAN: $1 per bag for help with luggage: $1 FOOD DELIVERY: 10% of the bill, at least $1 for bills up to $10. Should tip 15-20% for a difficult delivery. 15% of cost of the bottle. per person for hailing a cab. HOTEL BELLHOP: BARTENDER: 15-20% of the tab, with a minimum of 50 cents per soft drink, $1 per $1 per bag for bringing luggage. BARBER: 15-20%, minimum $1, for a haircut. For other services (shampoo, shave or manicure) tip $1 to $2 to HOTEL HOUSEKEEPER: alcoholic drink. $2 to $5 per night. COATROOM ATTENDANT: service provider. HOTEL CONCIERGE: $5 for getting you tickets or reservations ($10-plus if they're hard to get). No tip required when you ask for directions. $1 per coat. SPA SERVICE (E.G., MASSAGE): 15-20%. If service is provided by PARKING VALET OR GARAGE the owner, no tip is required. ATTENDANT: $2 to bring your car to you. STAFF AT COFFEE/FOOD RETAILERS WITH TIP JARS: Tips are optional. Sources: Conde Nast Traveler, Emily Post .com

Tipping Etiquette Around The World

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One of the biggest riddles of global travel is where and how much to tip? Just as customs and cultures vary in each country, so do tipping habits and expectations. This infographic gives you the basic...



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