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Rules vary from country to country and from region to region.
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When we think about Group Travel, sometimes it can be hard not to think about a busload of weary passengers being shuffled between historic monuments, stopping only for minutes to take in some of the...
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Just like Justin Timberlake we have that "sunshine in our pocket" and like to enjoy some of "that good soul in our feet:" long lattés, drinks with friends, playing outdoors until dark, road trips and last-minute getaways -- some of which we have to pay for and tip.
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TORONTO - Tipping may be customary after visits to the salon or local coffee shop, but should patrons be expected to dig even deeper when doling out gratuities during the holidays?"It's kind of a diff...
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The days of not knowing when to buy a round of drinks or when to cheers with your buds are over. Your winter hibernation is done, patio season (a.k.a. drinking season) is upon us, and it's the perfect...
Sharing the holiday spirit with the people that make your life good can be a Sticky Situation. Here is a cheat sheet to make sure that everyone on your list gets recognized for their talented or caring contributions.
While dining with an American couple, I mentioned that I would be adding an 18 per cent tip, knocking down my customary 20 per cent a little due to the poor service. Well, you would have thought I had announced my support for Syria's Bashar al-Assad. I was informed that it is now customary at better restaurants in the U.S. to tip a minimum of 20 per cent.
For many Canadians, Canada Day is the beginning of their vacation. What will you do? Where will you go to unplug & reconnect? Whenever I participate on call-in shows, the most popular questions that I receive, are usually about tipping etiquette. Canadians from coast-to-coast want to know; to give or not to give and how much.
Going against North American restaurant norms, an Australian sushi restaurant has banned tipping. The restaurant compensates by paying their staff higher wages and making the menu slightly more expensive, as is done in Japan. As a Canadian working as a server in Australia, there are many reasons this policy should be adopted worldwide.
Travel to Germany and you can expect beer, bratwurst and lederhosen but what about generous tippers? Yes, tipping and travelling often go hand-in-hand and according to a recent study, the hospitality...
The struggle to calculate a tip isn't just reserved for the mathematically-challenged, it's an issue travellers often face when visiting an unfamiliar city. Like food, language or attire, tipping etiq...
MONTREAL - Everybody's got their two cents' worth on tipping.Whether tapped out on tipping or generous with gratuities for food and drink, patrons and servers don't always see eye-to-eye on tips, say...
Sometimes finding a nice place to eat while travelling is tough work. In many parts of the world, dining is a quintessential part of a country's culture. The art of tipping, on the other hand, is a bi...
Tipping for service is almost a reflex in North America -- people add 15 per cent to the bill automatically, for anything from restaurant tabs to hairstylists. Or do they? A recent study by CouponCabi...
We've all experienced this quandary: we swipe our credit card after stepping out of that salon chair and debate whether to leave a tip... or not. And then, once we walk away, we wonder if we've tipped...