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Tipping with comfort

Tipping with comfort

by Jay Remer Curious readers appear to be occupied with the subject of tipping; How do we graciously go about handing out gratuities, both in restaurants and other public establishments and also during the upcoming holiday season to individuals in various service industries who have gone above and beyond the call of duty to make our lives just that much more pleasant. Establishments might also include hotels, salons, taxi services and couriers. Individuals might include household staff - gardeners, housekeepers, pet sitters, trash collectors and newspaper carriers.
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Part two of the etiquette tipping series: Italy, Spain and Portugal

Part two of the etiquette tipping series: Italy, Spain and Portugal

By Emyr Thomas In the first part of the etiquette tipping series, we looked at customs in the UK, France and the USA. Now, let's take a look at how service and gratuities are dealt with in Italy, Spain and Portugal:
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Part one of the etiquette of tipping series: UK, USA and France

Part one of the etiquette of tipping series: UK, USA and France

By Emyr Thomas Tipping can be socially awkward, cause endless embarrassment and be highly inconsistent and irrational especially since it is based on the amount of a transaction instead of the quality of service.
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