According to Trip Advisor, who surveyed 9,000 vacationers, Germans are the best tippers in the world. Yeah, 69% of the schnitzel-lovers say they tip at restaurants and hotels. That’s compared to 57% of Americans, 53% of Russians and 40% of Brazilians. Hey, wait a second – 43% of Americans don’t tip? Well that ain’t right!
Would it surprise you to know what only 39% of the snooty French tip? Probably not, but it might that: Brits are no better. The Spanish would be the worst tippers in the world, if it weren’t for the stingy Italians. Only 23% of Italians say they leave gratuity while on vacation.
Other than being a cheapskate, why would someone NOT tip?
Maybe they think like Mr. Pink from Reservoir Dogs who says, “‘I don’t tip because society says I have to. I’ll tip if somebody really deserves it, if they really put forth the effort I’ll give them something extra but I mean this tipping automatically is for the birds.”
Whatever the reason, it looks like many believe it’s gratuitous to leave a gratuity.