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Tips on Tipping: A Global Guide to Gratuity Etiquette

byCarole French, Reg Butler

Paperback | April 12, 2011

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What do you tip the bellboy in Botswana? Should you give a gratuity on top of the service charge in a Parisian restaurant? Is it good practice to pay a Casablanca snake charmer if you wish to take his photo?Everyone who travels, whether for business or pleasure, has suffered the embarrassment caused by not knowing when or how much to tip. Now Bradt's Tips on Tipping offers the answers in a convenient, pocket-sized guide covering more than 130 countries. With black and white illustrations and photographs throughout, the book additionally features light-hearted personal anecdotes and tips drawn from the authors' careers in travel.
Carole French is a BBC-trained journalist, former newspaper business editor, a respected travel and real-estate journalist and the author of several guidebooks. The late Reg Butler enjoyed a long and varied career in journalism.
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Title:Tips on Tipping: A Global Guide to Gratuity EtiquetteFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 6 × 4 × 0.5 inPublished:April 12, 2011Publisher:Bradt Travel GuidesLanguage:English

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The baksheesh experienceDuring my first visit, my husband and I were dropped by our private tour guide close to the Giza Pyramids so that we could hop on a couple of camels. We set off and immediately the camel drivers began yelling 'baksheesh, baksheesh'. The camels seemed to get faster and faster. We jokingly guessed that, to the camel, the word 'baksheesh' meant 'hurry'. We promised baksheesh, of course, the driver calmed, as did the camels, and we continued our exhilarating journey around the pyramids and to the Sphinx in a more leisurely fashion. Carole French

Table of Contents

PART ONE: GENERAL INFORMATIONChapter 1: Introduction PART TWO: THE GUIDEChapter 2: CruisingChapter 3: Destinations in alphabetical order by region, as follows: EUROPE- Albania- Armenia- Austria- Azores- Belarus- Belgium- Bulgaria- Channel Islands- Croatia- Cyprus- Czech Republic- Denmark- Estonia- Faroe Islands- Finland- France- Germany- Georgia- Greece- Hungary- Iceland- Ireland- Italy- Lapland- Luxembourg- Macedonia- Malta- Montenegro- Netherlands- Norway- Poland- Portugal- Romania- Serbia- Slovakia- Slovenia- Spain- Sweden- Switzerland- Turkey- Ukraine- United Kingdom FORMER SOVIET BLOC & BALKANS- Estonia- Latvia- Lithuania- Russia NEAR EAST AND NORTH AFRICA- Egypt- Gulf States- Iran- Israel- Jordan- Kuwait- Lebanon- Libya- Morocco- Oman- Qatar- Syria- Tunisia- UAE- Yemen REST OF AFRICA- Algeria- Botswana- Cape Verde- Congo- Ethiopia- Gambia- Ghana- Guyana- Kenya- Malawi- Mali- Mozambique- Namibia- Niger- Nigeria- Rwanda- South Africa- Sudan- Tanzania- Uganda- Zambia- Zimbabwe ASIA & AUSTRALASIA - Australia- Bhutan- Cambodia- China and Hong Kong- Korea- India- Indonesia- Japan- Malaysia- Mongolia- Nepal- New Zealand- Philippines- Singapore- South Korea- Taiwan- Thailand- Tibet- Vietnam INDIAN OCEAN- Madagascar- Maldives- Mauritius- Seychelles- Sri Lanka NORTH AMERICA & CARIBBEAN - Bahamas- Bermuda- Cayman Islands- Cuba- Dominican Republic- Jamaica- Lesser Antilles- Puerto Rico- USA- Alaska SOUTH AMERICA- Argentina- Belize- Bolivia- Brazil- Chile- Colombia- Costa Rica- Ecuador- Falkland Islands- Mexico- Panama- Peru- St Helena- Venezuela Appendix 1: Further ReadingIndex