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.

A cubierto, or sit-down charge, will often be include in the bill at a Chilean restaurant and is usually ten per cent, so staff wont expect an additional tip but would still be grateful for a small show of gratuity in cash.

5. Chile

A cubierto, or sit-down charge, will often be include in the bill at a Chilean restaurant and is usually ten per cent, so staff wont expect an additional tip but would still be grateful for a small show of gratuity in cash.
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Emirati cities like Dubai require a ten per cent service charge be added to restaurant bills, but staff will still expect an additional 15 to 20 per cent tip to be gifted as a token of gratuity for their work.

6. UAE, inc Dubai

Emirati cities like Dubai require a ten per cent service charge be added to restaurant bills, but staff will still expect an additional 15 to 20 per cent tip to be gifted as a token of gratuity for their work.
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Tipping is usually deemed unnecessary when using local service across China, but some high-end restaurants and tourist hotels will accept small, appreciative tips  such as rounding up the bill.

7. China

Tipping is usually deemed unnecessary when using local service across China, but some high-end restaurants and tourist hotels will accept small, appreciative tips such as rounding up the bill.
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Croatian tipping custom is for change to be left at bars, three to five per cent to be given at casual eating establishments and ten to 15 percent in gratuity at a more plush restaurant  a nice round amount such as a fiver or tenner will be appreciated as a gesture of thanks by other service staff.

8. Croatia

Croatian tipping custom is for change to be left at bars, three to five per cent to be given at casual eating establishments and ten to 15 percent in gratuity at a more plush restaurant a nice round amount such as a fiver or tenner will be appreciated as a gesture of thanks by other service staff.
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