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Brits uncomfortable tipping while on holiday

Nearly half of UK tourists are reluctant to tip after receiving good service during an overseas holiday.

Nearly half of UK tourists are reluctant to tip after receiving good service during an overseas holiday.

This is the finding of a new HolidayExtras.com poll, which revealed that just 51 percent of holidaymakers are happy to tip while on a trip abroad.

In addition, 58 percent of men said they did not feel comfortable parting with cash they didn’t necessarily have to give away, compared to 39 percent of women.

Holidayextras.com managing director Mike Whiting said that offering a tip is "one of those things" that causes travelling Brits to feel awkward.

"It seems we need to learn from those British holidaymakers who confidently reward those they believe have delivered exceptional service," he commented.

Both men and women agreed that tipping a waiter or waitress made them feel awkward, while 11 percent said they felt reluctant to tip after embarking on an organised tour.

A separate HolidayExtras.com survey published last month revealed that over half (56 percent) of Brits travelling overseas this winter are heading to sunshine and beach destinations.

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