Around the World in 20 Tips (Part 2)

A country by country guide to tipping etiquette


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Around the World in 20 Tips (Part 2) When traveling abroad tipping can frequently be confusing. With our reliance on tipping, due in part to the lack of a professional cadre of waiters, we tend to assume that tipping is mandatory -- a great illusion.

Let’s recall that even in the States while tipping is encouraged, it’s discretionary and designed to reward good service. Though it could be argued that tipping before the meal might do more to improve our dining experience than any post repast tip will ever be able to.

So, what’s the deal then? Well, here’s a breakdown of tipping protocol in 20 popular travel destinations, in part 2 of our series, covering the U.K. to Japan.

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