People are spending as much as 30 per cent of their holiday budgets on tipping whilst abroad as they are not familiar with what is expected from them when they travel, according to a new report.

People are spending as much as 30 per cent of their holiday budgets on tipping whilst abroad as they are not familiar with what is expected from them when they travel, according to a new report.

By finding out what the customs are surrounding tipping in a holiday destination, families could save as much as £135, a study from M&S Travel Money revealed.

The research found that 28 per cent of men and 39 per cent of women from the UK do not know the tipping etiquette of their chosen travel destination and therefore people are overspending on tips.

“It will prove a valuable cash saving travel tool for roaming Brits this summer – at no cost whatsoever,” explained James Yerkess, manager at the company.

According to Conde Nast Traveller, travellers on holiday in India should expect to pay around 15 per cent as a tip to the waiter, around 50 rupees (63 pence) per bag for the concierge in the hotel and 250 rupees for the housekeeper.

It is not customary to tip taxi and rickshaw drivers, it added.

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