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There is no tipping in these countries

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There is no tipping in these countries

In Switzerland, tipping around ten percent is customary in bars, restaurants, and hotels. However, there are countries where tipping is frowned upon or even prohibited.


In Japan, tipping is considered an insult.

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Nicholas GrincherWine Editor


In the Land of the Rising Sun, solstice is considered an insult. The Japanese have been brought up to provide their guests with first class service that requires no compensation beyond the ordinary fee. However, unlike other countries, accepting tips is not prohibited by law in Japan.


As in Japan, it is also unusual in China to tip in hotels, bars or restaurants. Tipping is not only uncommon in China, but it can also be considered impolite. In some restaurants and bars, service personnel are strictly prohibited from accepting tips. Tips are not allowed in many airports.


For a long time, tipping was not a problem in Thailand. It is only established in some areas with increasing numbers of tourists from the West. However, in many Thai places, tipping is still not expected. As a tourist you lose all respect towards the locals if you tip too much and give the impression that you are donating money.


As in many countries, a 10 percent service charge is already included in bar or restaurant bills in Singapore. In addition, it is not customary to pay other tips. However, if you are so excited to be served that you want to leave an extra tip, it is best to do so in cash and directly to the service person in charge.

New Zealand

In New Zealand tipping is not only uncommon but also not expected of service staff. If you give it anyway, you will almost certainly be reminded that a tip isn’t necessary. New Zealand’s shifting culture spread mainly from American visitors, who were accustomed to tipping 20 percent or more in their own country.