A traveler’s guide to tipping in a changed world

In the age of tip fatigue, many are bewildered by how much to tip in hotels and restaurants and on guided tours

Apr 26, 2023

Offering guidance on when and how much to tip when you travel, etiquette experts, academics and travelers weighed in with the following advice.

Key takeaways

  • Before the pandemic, tip averages in restaurants nationally had crept up to 18 percent, a standard that fell back to 15 percent more recently as inflation grew;
  • In many American cities, tips are increasingly included in the bill and often are well above 15 percent;
  • Beyond the United States, tip amounts vary and are less than in the United States and are sometimes included as a service charge.

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