Tipping in Different Countries

17 de March de 2017

Have you ever wondered how much to tip when traveling overseas? If you’re planning to go on vacation to another country soon, you might want to consider doing research on cultural differences, and more specifically on tipping practices.

Dining out in an American restaurant? Taking a taxi in India? Shopping around in Egypt? Tipping customs vary among countries and depending on the services. In some cultures, tipping is not mandatory, whereas in others it is a customary practice. For some countries in Africa, tipping is considered as a way of life. By contrast, tipping can be perceived as offensive and impolite in some Asian countries. Yet, it can mean an insult if you dare to tip after a delicious lunch in Tokyo!

My personal recommendation: check out how to tip in different countries before you travel and you will save yourself a headache!

For more information on how to tip in different countries, take a look at the link below.

http://www.cntraveler.com/stories/2008-11-11/etiquette-101-tipping-guide

Have a look at this video about how to give a tip in a British restaurant:

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Rosa23 de March de 2017 at 17:09

I totally agree that we always must check out how to give a tip if we want to travel because it can save us an annoyance!

Most of countries have different cultures and customs but sometimes when we travel we don’t keep in mind to take care of even the smallest details.

Thanks for the link and the video! Both are very useful!

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    José Luis27 de March de 2017 at 20:44

    You’re right!
    I remember when I was in London on vacation three years ago. I thought that the tip was included in the bill in all restaurants and I always left tips although sometimes the service wasn’t good enough.
    This video has shown me the true!!! 😉
    🙁

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Verónica Camacho3 de April de 2017 at 20:48

I totally agree and more after my first experience in which I expected the change after paying and to my surprise the waiter was left because it’s something common in that country.

Thanks for the link!

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Marina4 de November de 2017 at 13:31

I travel a lot and I have lived with many similar situations. It is true that customs change from one country to another and in what could be an obligation in one, in others it is considered an insult.
advice: ask!, find out about the customs of the country you visit is very important!

Marina.

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Alvaro Enrique Silva Herrera7 de April de 2018 at 21:18

I think it is important to tip if you do not give a good service, I think it should not be mandatory but what you want to give according to the service.
In India they ask for a tip for everything, that is very boring, but it is understandable because of the poverty.

Alvaro

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xevi2 de November de 2018 at 18:08

I agree with the blog posts. I think that it’s very important to know were you go and a tipping practices.
I think that you can save an annoyance.

Xevi

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Susanna Castell6 de November de 2018 at 19:54

Here, some years ago it was usual to tip not only to the waiters, but also to other services, for example, staff in gas stations.
However, today tipping has almost disappeared, maybe from the start of the economical crisis in 2008.

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Giovanni6 de November de 2018 at 20:49

I think it’s very important to know the different types of tips that exist. Every culture is different. It’s important to give tips when you receive a good service.
I always leave tip because I think the waiters make a complicated job.

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Isaac Castiñeira3 de April de 2019 at 21:07

It’s a fantastic reporter. When we have travelled around the world, we have had a lot of information about the culture, buildings, meals, etc. But anytime we haven’t thought what happens if we give a tip. Our culture it’s more different than others and we should know if we have to give a tip or not.

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