Study Reveals Americans Know How to Tip

Staff Writer
In a TripAdvisor survey, America ranked second for most consistent tipping while on vacation.

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Compared to other countries, Americans are pretty generous with tipping.

There are many ways Americans stand out when traveling abroad, but this is a new one.

TripAdvisor recently released a survey that put Americans at second place behind Germany for always leaving a tip.

The survey polled more than 9,000 participants from the U.S., the U.K., France, Italy, Germany, Spain, Russia, and Brazil. Of the 1,600 American surveyors, 57 percent said they always leave a tip on the road. 

In comparison, only 23 percent of the Italians polled tip every time, which is the lowest score of all the countries. At the top of the list, Germany hit 69 percent. Russia came up at third, with 53 percent. Brazil, France, Britain, and Spain all fell between 35 and 40 percent.

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“Tipping is a cultural norm in the states, and U.S. travelers have a tendency to take their customs on the road whether they are on American soil or traveling abroad,” Brooke Ferencsik, TripAdvisor’s director of communications, told BBC Travel.