Tough economic times mean tourists are giving fewer tips, according to a survey.
As many as one third of British holidaymakers are giving smaller tips or have stopped tipping entirely, the poll by TripAdvisor found.We're
Also, only 46% of Britons always know what is expected in the way of tips in other countries.
The poll of 5,595 travellers, including 1,197 from the UK, showed that 41% of European travellers were tipping less or not at all this year.
A total of 63% of European travellers were clued up on tipping etiquette in other countries, with Italians the most savvy.
The survey also showed that 29% of Britons tended to give the same amount in tips whatever country they were in.
As many as 8% of Britons said they had had a holiday ruined by a bad tipping experience, while 16% said they had been confronted by a waiter about a tip.
Also, 12% of Britons said tipping on holiday made them nervous, while 22% said the US tipping culture put them off travelling to America.
TripAdvisor spokeswoman Emma Shaw said: "It's been a challenging year for the British economy and Brits are spending very carefully.
"While the majority are still rewarding good service on holidays with tips, many Brits are giving smaller tips as cost-saving continues to be a priority."