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Germans better tippers than most travelers

ANI | 01st Jun 2013

Germans are even more likely than Americans to tip while traveling, according a new survey.

TripAdvisor asked 9,000 vacationers how often they leave a tip while on holiday, and 69 percent of Germans said they always do, the New York Daily News reported.

More than half (57 percent) of the 1,600 Americans surveyed said they consistently tip during their vacations, followed by 53 percent of Russian respondents.

The majority of Americans surveyed admitted that they weren't always familiar with the tipping customs while vacationing in a different country.

Almost three-quarters acknowledged that they checked travel guides for assistance.

However, nearly all of the Americans who participated in the survey (99 percent) claimed they generally tip while traveling.

Germans are most likely to make a habit of tipping while on holiday, while Italians are least likely, according to a new survey.

"Tipping is a cultural norm in the States and U.S. travelers have a tendency to take their customs on the road whether they are on American soil or traveling abroad," Brooke Ferencsik, director of communications at TripAdvisor, said.

But sixteen percent of the US travelers who took part in the survey still said they've had staff members ask them to leave a tip, and 9 percent report they have been confronted about it.

Three percent of respondents alleged that tipping troubles ruined their vacation.

Travelers from eight countries - Germany, the US, Russia, Brazil, France, the United Kingdom, Spain and Italy - participated in the survey.

Italians were the worst tippers, with less than a quarter (23 percent) reporting that they always leave gratuity while traveling.

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