Whether we speak of gift tipping, holiday tipping, or reward tipping (not bribery tipping), we leave tips for good service. Or because we don’t want to look cheap. After all, many believe that service is a lost art.
We all know the tipping etiquette at home. But Japanese waiters find tipping insulting, and it is actually forbidden in some hotel chains in Jamaica. So tipping or no tipping? And how much to leave for home delivery or wait service in Europe or the Middle East? This infographic gives you general tipping guidelines.
Tipping is socially desirable in many countries, but the amount varies. Argentinians, for example, are not generous tippers. Brazilians tip everyone – from waiters and taxi drivers to someone who helped them with their groceries. Tipping norms also vary across establishments and occupations. It depends on whether you dine at a family-run or upscale restaurant and whether you choose to stay in a motel or luxury hotel. Then, how much to leave when the service is poor, good, or excellent? In many countries, the amount depends on the quality of service provided. It is reduced if the waiter or bartender is careless, impolite, inattentive, or plain rude.
Many etiquette books offer detailed information on tipping. But if you have decided to take a spontaneous vacation, be sure to at least check the tipping guidelines for your destination of choice. You expect excellent room service and a clean towel every day, right?
Infographic courtesy of Loving Apartments
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