TIPPING IS A SENSITIVE SUBJECT, and some travelers dread the first confusing post-meal moment in a new place when they realize they don’t know the local custom. Am I expected to tip here? Do I have to use cash? How much is appropriate? If I get it wrong, will I be welcome here tomorrow?
Some countries have no tipping culture for locals, but expect visitors in big cities to leave something extra. Some countries have mandatory service charges as an item on the bill, and nothing extra is expected. In other places, the service charge is not enough.