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do people leave gratuity for cab driver, restaurant waiters, tour guides, tour bus drivers such as in Milford sound?

what is the typical norm? is it added in most restaurants to the tab?


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los angeles
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21. Re: gratuity

thanks all for a very informative discussion!

I will not tip based on what I heard.

however, I dont think the American way (or any other country's way) of tipping is bribery.....there are varios customs everywhere you go..well then again, it all depends on your definition of bribery and customs.

look forward to visiting NZ!


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22. Re: gratuity

Tipping is not a black economy, only if not declared.

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23. Re: gratuity

The suggestion that someone made earlier, to tip pilots (for sighseeing flights) is absolutely ridiculous. Pilots are not on minimum wage and are highly skilled individuals.

If tipping is not the norm, let's keep it that way for as long as possible.

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