Germans claim to be the world's best tippers
North Americans may have a reputation for generous tipping, but Germans are actually more likely to tip while on holiday, according to a TripAdvisor survey of 9,000 vacationers.
More than two-thirds of Germans said they always tip when leaving a restaurant or hotel on vacation, compared with 57 percent of the 1,600 Americans questioned.
Cultural uncertainty may be the reason for the surprise reticence of Americans when tipping abroad. TripAdvisor found that more than 80 percent of Americans were sometimes uncertain about how much gratuity to leave, with three-quarters checking travel guides for advice. In addition, 112 of the Americans surveyed said they took a tip conversion sheet with them when abroad...