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The Custom of Tipping: How It Works In Different Countries

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. The goal of this article is to make sure that people will get proper knowledge on the tipping customs of different countries.

Standard tipping is being followed in the country of United Kingdom. Giving tip usually indicates that you are satisfied with the service that the staff gave you. The people in United Kingdom usually leaves the tip on the table or they will give it directly to the waiter if they ate in a restaurant and they found the service amazing. There are times where in the tip was already added to your bill especially if you are eating in a restaurant with more than five people and you could identify it in your bill as service charge. 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. There are also other places aside from a restaurant in which you could give tips.

The next country is Italy which has a very interesting custom when it comes to giving tips. Tipping is not a common culture in Italy besides from the fact that this country is very known for having service crews that wait for their customers patiently. Since it is not included in the custom of their country, they have the choice to give tips 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.

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