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What's the tipping etiquette around the world?
When travelling the world, figuring out the customs and culture of the place you’re visiting can be a bit of a minefield, and working out who you should tip in each country is one of the more awkward obstacles to navigate.
Tipping etiquette varies wildly around the world – in some cultures, it’s offensive to leave a tip, but in other destinations it’s the height of rudeness not to – or even not to leave enough.
In Japan and China, a small tip may be accepted by restaurant staff if the cash is in an envelope.
If in doubt, ask your hotel what the local policy on tipping is.
Even if a service charge is included on the bill, leaving a few extra coins is a nice idea for good service – sometimes, the service charge doesn’t reach the staff.