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TripAdvisor Survey Finds American Travelers Are Top Tippers

"TripAdvisor released the results of its tipping survey today and it suggests that the international service industry should be sure to roll out the welcome mat for American tourists this summer.

The survey included more than 25,000 respondents from eight countries: Brazil, France, Germany, Italy, Russia, Spain, the United Kingdom and the United States. According to its findings, 60 percent of those polled from the U.S. always tip for service on vacation, whereas only 27 percent -- on average -- of respondents from the seven other countries included in the report testified to the same practice.

And while not every American tourist "always" tips, 97 percent tip for restaurant service, 79 percent tip bellmen, 73 percent add a tip to room service, and 69 percent tip housekeeping..."