When I was younger, I was not interested in tipping. When I started traveling, I discovered that there were different ways to do it and that they depended on the country I was visiting.
In some countries, you tip when you eat in a restaurant or order room service. In other countries, you tip when you order drinks at a bar or buy a newspaper.
Here are some tips for tipping at an all-inclusive hotel.
Tip for Room Service
If you order room service, the waiter will bring your food to your room. You should leave a 10% tip.
Tip for Bar Service
When you order a drink at a bar, the bartender will bring your drink to your table. If you want to tip him, leave a 5% tip.
Tip at Restaurants
If you order food from a restaurant, the waiter will bring it to your table. If you have any questions about how much to tip, ask the server. If you do not speak the language, you can always give the waiter a smile and a thumbs up to show that you are satisfied with the service.
Tip for Food
At the buffet line, you should leave a tip of 10% of the total cost of the meal. At the restaurant, you should leave a tip between 15% and 20%. If you are eating at a restaurant that has a waiter, you should tip him $2 per person.
Tips for Mexico All-Inclusive
If you are staying at a Mexican all-inclusive, you can tip the bellman $1 per bag. The bellman will take your bags to your room. You can also tip the housekeeper $1 per day. She will clean your room.
You should tip the bartenders $1 per drink. They will bring your drinks to your room.
You can tip the waitress $1 per drink. She will bring your drinks to your table.
You should tip a bellhop $1 per bag. He will take your bags to your car.
Tips for Other Countries
In the Caribbean, you tip the bartender $1 per drink. In Australia, you tip the waiter $1 per drink. In South Africa, you tip the waiter $2 per person. In Turkey, you tip the bellman $1 for each bag.