|| What you need to know about tipping || The article reads like a " bad reality TV show gone even more wrong " IMHO. How about paying service / hospitality employees a fair / living wage of instead expecting more and more hand-outs, named " tips "...? [ Let's face it, these are charges who must now be calculated into the travel budget ] This means, the people who travel, eat out and use services pay twice or even thrice, only because the companies who offer such services do not pay their workers a living wage salary, which would be the right way IMHO. That's what everyone on MP would expect from their salaries too, or would you enjoy to live from tips or ask for " tips " every time you make that client visit? [ and would your client enjoy this bother? ] Effectively, travelers do subsidize these businesses. It seems to me that many more people are fed up with the bother to " tip " everyone and everything these days.