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21 JANUARY 2019
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As if travel is not fraught enough, eating-out overseas is a minefield for Brits, according to research for tailor-made holiday specialist Travelbag.
Key findings include the fact 92% of UK foodies didn’t feel confident about how much to tip – and 79% didn’t know it’s rude to tip in China.
As for dining etiquette, 80% had no idea it’s offensive to leave chop sticks standing upright in a bowl of rice in Japan while 70% also didn’t know they should avoid crossing their legs when sitting in Dubai
On signalling the waiter, half of Brits did not know a ‘thumbs up’ is offensive in several countries and 63% did not know that the ‘OK’ hand has different meanings in different countries
Travelbag has now created etiquette guides for Japan, Australia, Dubai, Mexico, Thailand, China, Argentina and India, available to download as below:
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