About Tipping World

Welcome to Tipping World, a global resource designed to help you navigate the often complex world of tipping etiquette. Our platform is the brainchild of a seasoned traveler and etiquette enthusiast, Alex Tipson.

Alex Tipson has been an avid traveler for nearly two decades, visiting every continent and experiencing the hospitality of countless cultures. Born in the small town of Etiquette, England, Alex’s love for exploration and cultural exchange was instilled in him from an early age.

After graduating from the University of London with a degree in International Relations, Alex embarked on a journey that would take him across the world. From the bustling streets of Tokyo to the tranquil beaches of Fiji, from the historic squares of Rome to the vibrant markets of Marrakech, Alex’s travels have given him a deep appreciation for the diversity and beauty of our world.

One of the most fascinating aspects of his travels has been experiencing the customs and traditions related to tipping and gratuity. Over the years, he’s observed that while tipping is a universal concept, the rules and expectations vary greatly from one country to another. Tipping in Japan, for example, is seen as rude, while not tipping in the United States can be seen as disrespectful.

In every country he visited, Alex made it a point to understand the local tipping etiquette, often going out of his way to talk to local service industry professionals, expats, and fellow travelers to gain a comprehensive understanding of the customs.

Recognizing the lack of a comprehensive guide to global tipping etiquette, Alex decided to use his extensive knowledge to create Tipping World. Launched in 2022, Tipping World is a one-stop resource for travelers, expats, and service industry professionals to learn about tipping customs worldwide. With detailed guides to tipping in different countries and a handy calculator, Tipping World takes the guesswork out of gratuity.

But Tipping World is more than just a guide. It’s a platform that celebrates the spirit of hospitality and gratitude that unites us all, regardless of where we come from. Through his personal travel stories and insights, Alex aims to foster a deeper understanding and appreciation of the cultures of the world.

Alex continues to travel the world, always learning, always discovering. Every new experience, every conversation, every tip, adds to the richness of Tipping World. With each country he visits, he brings back more knowledge, more stories, and a deeper understanding of the world’s diverse cultures and their unique approach to tipping.

Join Alex on this journey of discovery and appreciation. Navigate the world of gratuity with ease and become a part of the global community of travelers who understand and respect the customs and traditions of the places they visit.

Welcome to Tipping World, your passport to global tipping etiquette. 
Alex Tipson

Found our Tipping Guides or Calculators helpful? Whether you're traveling to a new destination or dining out in your home city, understanding tipping etiquette can really enhance your experience. Share these tools and guides with your friends, family, or fellow adventurers. Together, we can help each other navigate the diverse world of tipping. After all, sharing knowledge makes all our journeys more rewarding. Let's help each other be savvy travelers, no matter where our journeys take us!