by Brandi Savitt – June 25 , 2012
The Around the World Tipping Cheat Sheet
The American tipping system has baffled foreign tourists for decades, but you don’t need to be confused about other cultures’ customs when taking your next trip abroad . Check out our Fab & Fru around the world tipping cheat sheet, and save some bucks and some face on your next trip out of the country!
*In alphabetical order
Tipping is not a mandatory custom in Australia. However, a tip for good service is often given as a thank you.
Restaurants- 10% for good service at a restaurant, and always leave loose change for the bar staff at the pub.
Hotels - Tipping is uncommon.
Taxis – Taxi drivers do not expect to be tipped, but it is customary to `round-up’ the fare to the nearest dollar or two – especially if you have a lot of luggage and the driver has been helpful. –It is not unheard of that some cabbies actually round down the fare if they have a really a good chat with you!
Tipping in Canada is similar to our customs in the United States…
Restaurants - Gratuities are seldom included in restaurants prices, but you may find it has been included on the check if you have a large party. It is customary to tip approximately 15% on the total bill before tax, and 20% for exceptional service.
Hotels - $2-5 per night for housekeeping, $1-2 per bag for the bell hop, $2-3 for the valet, and $5 per request for the concierge
Taxis - A minimum of 10% for the total fare| Print
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