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Tipping Custom: How Does it Differ in Every Country?

Giving tips in the United States of America is very common to the people however, since it is the most visited country in the whole world, it is inevitable for other people from the different countries to witness this and of course, most of the time, they get surprised as to how much people of United States are willing to give just as a tip to the workers who help or serve them. Researching about the custom of the country that you are planning to visit on tipping would be a great tip for you if you want to explore another country. Of course, it is inevitable that people would wonder why tips are important to these countries and why is it different in every country. This article was made in order to make you inform about this matter.

United Kingdom has a certain rule to follow when it comes to tipping and that is the standard rule. Giving tip usually indicates that you are satisfied with the service that the staff gave you. So, like for example, you ate in a restaurant and the waiter was very polite and serve you well, then after you check out or pay your bill, you will give that waiter a tip through handling it directly to him or just by leaving it on the table. You must also know that if you are visiting this country and eat in a restaurant in a large group or with your friends, the restaurant may already added the service charge to your bill upon check out. When that happens, it would then be the decision of the customer if they will still add a tip by giving them to the server or by the leaving on the table or not at all since they already paid for it through the service charge however, they must know that there will not be a problem if they would decide not to pay for it. A restaurant is not the only place where people give tips in United Kingdom but also any place where they receive help from someone.

The next country is Italy which has a very interesting custom when it comes to giving tips. Most of the staffs and crews in the country of Italy are very patient when it comes to serving their customers however, it is also known that Italy is not very particular when it comes to giving tips to the people. Of course, it does not mean that they do not give tips at all, it is just that it is not their custom and they have the choice to give or not. On the other hand, this country has a good reason as to why it is not their custom to give tips to the waiter.