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    A Guide to Tipping.(Sorry)

    From todays Mail

    A guide to tipping etiquette around the world | Daily Mail Online

    Part of the piece has a guide to US tipping you can see where the cruise line get there Tipping rates from...Taffy
    ​Taffy

    #2
    Originally posted by Taffy, Wales View Post
    From todays Mail

    A guide to tipping etiquette around the world | Daily Mail Online

    Part of the piece has a guide to US tipping you can see where the cruise line get there Tipping rates from...Taffy
    So you should be Taffy BTW I didn't click on the link.

    Time for a smoking or dress code thread.

    Annie

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      #3
      Originally posted by annie, Glasgow View Post
      So you should be Taffy BTW I didn't click on the link.

      Time for a smoking or dress code thread.

      Annie
      Or a list of lists ?? .

      Interesting though how tipping is viewed around the world,Never thought someone would be offended by being given money ..Taffy
      ​Taffy

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        #4
        Originally posted by Taffy, Wales View Post
        Or a list of lists ?? .

        Interesting though how tipping is viewed around the world,Never thought someone would be offended by being given money ..Taffy
        Oh I knew that.

        Sadly though I think the tipping culture is now permeating everywhere.

        Australia is held up as a bastion against tipping - not so - judging by the tipping bowls at café shops in Australian airports.

        When my brother held his Chinese wedding reception (1 of 2), they took over the whole restaurant and gave a hefty tip in advance. That was 1995.

        Annie

        PS If someone famous for lists threads wants to start another one, I'll cope
        Last edited by annie, Glasgow; 20th February 2015, 10:41 AM.

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          #5
          Australians and New Zealanders generally don't tip and it is not xpected. The dishes are for tourists who feel uncomfortable not tipping.

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            #6
            Well, I didn't know tipping is not expected in China. That's handy. Every day's a school day!

            Bill


            Lawnmowerman

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              #7
              Originally posted by Lawnmowerman, Tain View Post
              Well, I didn't know tipping is not expected in China. That's handy. Every day's a school day!

              Bill
              Well something has changed in 2000 tipping was not unusual.

              My Chinese SIL tips - I take my lead from her rather than the Daily Mail.

              Annie

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                #8
                Originally posted by annie, Glasgow View Post
                Well something has changed in 2000 tipping was not unusual.

                My Chinese SIL tips - I take my lead from her rather than the Daily Mail.

                Annie
                I was surprised at that. Can't trust every source of information!

                Bill


                Lawnmowerman

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                  #9
                  Just a personal observation - since gratuities have become automatically added to the cruise onboard spend, I feel the standards of service have dropped ( as if they don't need to make the effort) It could of course just be that as cruise lines compete for business they make cuts elsewhere and the standard of staff is one of them.

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by annie, Glasgow View Post
                    Well something has changed in 2000 tipping was not unusual.

                    My Chinese SIL tips - I take my lead from her rather than the Daily Mail.

                    Annie

                    We have visited China twice. On our first visit, seven years ago, we ordered pizza (after three weeks we wanted a change from Chinese food). The delivery person brought it to the door, and our son had money ready for him, the agreed amount and a tip. He took the money and left. In about ten minutes he came back saying 'too much!' and handed the tip back.

                    Last year, the culture had changed and tips seemed to be expected. Our guide told us that it was a result of the Olympics, when people from all over the world were in China and many tipped as a matter of course.

                    Sheila

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by Lawnmowerman, Tain View Post
                      Well, I didn't know tipping is not expected in China. That's handy. Every day's a school day!

                      Bill
                      I did a couple of cruises with a Far Eastern cruise line in the late '90's and tipping was disallowed, with constant daily reminders to that effect.

                      The myth that service will suffer in these circumstances was blown away.

                      The service was without question, the best of the very best.

                      Quality service is a result of quality training and man management, not the size of the backhander...........Wilba
                      Wilba

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by annie, Glasgow View Post
                        Well something has changed in 2000 tipping was not unusual.

                        My Chinese SIL tips - I take my lead from her rather than the Daily Mail.

                        Annie
                        From the link you could not be bothered to read.
                        China: Tipping is not required or expected, but it is common at hotels and restaurants frequented by Western tourists. High-end hotels or restaurants may add a service charge to the bill. Tipping is very common in Hong Kong and Macau.
                        The guides are from travel experts and companies (Just printed in the Mail)...Taffy
                        ​Taffy

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by Wilba View Post
                          I did a couple of cruises with a Far Eastern cruise line in the late '90's and tipping was disallowed, with constant daily reminders to that effect.

                          The myth that service will suffer in these circumstances was blown away.

                          The service was without question, the best of the very best.

                          Quality service is a result of quality training and man management, not the size of the backhander...........Wilba
                          My SIL has just done a River cruise in China She found the same thing ,no tip expected ,
                          They did give a small tip to some of the guides they had ..Taffy
                          ​Taffy

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                            #14
                            Excerpt from Viking River Cruises website:

                            Tips are not included in your cruise price, but are a voluntary way of showing satisfaction for good service. You may tip on board staff in cash if you like, or you may charge your tips to your on board account at the end of your holiday (except in Southeast Asia). These gratuities are distributed among the ship’s staff, including your Program Director. The local guides or tour escorts that travel with you in Southeast Asia, China, Russia and Ukraine and the on board Program Director in Russia and Ukraine do not share in the on board staff gratuities – it is customary to tip them separately and in cash.

                            Bill


                            Lawnmowerman

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by Taffy, Wales View Post
                              My SIL has just done a River cruise in China She found the same thing ,no tip expected ,
                              They did give a small tip to some of the guides they had ..Taffy
                              The difference was Taffy on my cruises they were not allowed to accept tips............Wilba
                              Wilba

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