How Much (Whom and When) to Tip in the United States

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Tipping is more common in the United States than in other countries, and it often causes confusion - even for Americans! If you get it wrong, it can lead to embarrassment, misunderstandings, and even angry confrontations. Here's a guide to tipping in the Land of the Free.

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China: Shangri-La to Open Five Star Hotel in Birthplace of Confucius

Hospitality Qufu in China's Shandong Province is the birthplace of Chinese philosopher Confucius. The Shangri-La Hotel Group will open a luxurious five star hotel in the fabled city on 1 August 2013. It will be the city's first international standard five star hotel. Shangri-La Hotel, Qufu, is situated within walking distance of three of the …