The beauty of escorted tours is that so much of the details are taken care of, from flights to hotels to the itinerary. But tipping remains a tricky aspect of any trip abroad.
That’s why travel planning brand Hipmunk’s international tipping guide is a great resources for visitors to 20 countries around the world.
The range of tipping practices can be immense; in Japan, it’s considered more polite NOT to tip – but in South Africa, plan to tip bag handlers a dollar for each bag they carry.
At Gate 1 Travel, we advise passengers to carry single dollar bills or small-bill local currency for quick and painless tipping.
For more tipping tips, check out Hipmunk’s Traveler’s Guide to Tipping Internationally!