Tipping can be tricky to manage

With the holiday season looming, here's your guide to avoiding tipping mistakes while living it up in these 19 countries

Knowing the rules surrounding tipping is a real minefield when on holiday.....should we give 10%, would a big tip offend? Here's a quick guide for destinations around the globe.

The legwork has been done by travel experts from MyBaggage.com to help Brits abroad avoid falling foul of local culture norms.

Waiting staff in South Africa will typically expect to receive ten to 15 per cent of a total bill as a minimum gratuity in return for good service.

9. South Africa

Waiting staff in South Africa will typically expect to receive ten to 15 per cent of a total bill as a minimum gratuity in return for good service.
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Similar to the UK and Ireland, theres no strong tipping culture in Germany  if theres no charge on the bill, bartenders, drivers and waiters will appreciate a rounded-up bill or be thankful for a tip of five to ten per cent.

10. Germany

Similar to the UK and Ireland, theres no strong tipping culture in Germany if theres no charge on the bill, bartenders, drivers and waiters will appreciate a rounded-up bill or be thankful for a tip of five to ten per cent.
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The influx of tourism to south east Asia means than many Thai service staff are more open to receiving tips now than in the past, but its still not expected so its not a huge problem if you forget to leave one.

11. Thailand

The influx of tourism to south east Asia means than many Thai service staff are more open to receiving tips now than in the past, but its still not expected so its not a huge problem if you forget to leave one.
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Restaurants, bars and cafs will generally include a service charge in France, so a large tip is unnecessary unless you feel compelled to leave one as a thank you for the quality of your experience.

12. France

Restaurants, bars and cafs will generally include a service charge in France, so a large tip is unnecessary unless you feel compelled to leave one as a thank you for the quality of your experience.
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