Good question: How much should you tip abroad?

An attentive waitress in a restaurant, a friendly cab driver—in Austria, it is customary to tip good service with around 10 percent of the bill amount on top. “Tipping five to ten percent is also common in many countries,” explains Yvette Polasek, travel expert at ÖAMTC. But there are also countries where other customs apply. You should know this to avoid putting your foot in your mouth. Italy and CroatiaIn Austria’s favorite vacation destinations, a tip of around five to ten percent is considered appropriate if no cover charge is…

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These are the 10 cheapest cell phone tariffs in Austria

According to a press release, Drei wants to retire the mobile phone discounters. To this end, Drei is launching an unbeatably low-cost offer and drawing on the discounters’ sales strategy. For EUR 4.90 per month, the “up3 Smart Abo” tariff offers 50 GB data volume and 1,000 minutes/text messages – 11 GB EU roaming is also included. However, this offer is limited in time and is only valid during the start-up phase. After that, the same tariff comes to 9.90 euros per month. You can only get this tariff in…

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New regulations for drivers in Austria from July 2024

Changes to driving licenses and vehicle registrations.Numerous changes for drivers will come into force in Austria on July 1, 2024. One of the most significant changes concerns stricter controls and alcohol tests at the wheel. As vol.at reports, the police will carry out more alcohol tests to increase road safety. Drivers who are caught with a blood alcohol content of 0.5 per mille or more will face severe penalties and a driving license revocation. This measure aims to reduce the number of alcohol-related accidents further. Important changes also occur in…

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How important is the expiration date of certain products?

The importance of expiry dates varies depending on the type of product. Here’s a breakdown of different product categories and how critical their expiry dates are: Food Products Perishable Items (e.g., dairy, meat, fresh produce): Expiry dates are crucial for safety. Consuming these items past their expiration date can lead to foodborne illnesses due to bacterial growth. Non-Perishable Items (e.g., canned goods, dry pasta): These items often have a “best by” date rather than a strict expiration date. They can usually be consumed past this date, but the quality, taste,…

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Heat forecasts in Austria for the next few days

Heat hammer on FridayIn Vorarlberg, it will be sunny sometimes, while the first rain showers and thunderstorms are not far away. Elsewhere, the sun will dominate for the time being, but in the afternoon and evening, widespread and sometimes heavy thunderstorms are expected, especially in Vorarlberg up to the Waldviertel. The risk of thunderstorms is somewhat lower in the south and in the lowlands in the east. The wind will blow moderately to briskly, initially from the southeast to the southwest and later increasingly from the west. Temperatures in the…

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Renowned Tullao Brothers to Stage Concert in Makati City

Piano enthusiasts in Makati City are in for a treat as the renowned Tullao Brothers, Joffrey, and Mark, are set to stage a concert in the Philippines on July 31, 2024. Hailing from Vienna, Austria, the brothers have made a name for themselves in the world of classical music, captivating audiences with their exceptional piano skills. Joffrey and Mark Tullao have been actively involved in the music scene in Vienna, where they have performed at various prestigious venues and garnered a loyal following of fans. Their musical talents have not…

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What drivers should look out for on vacation

In anticipation of a vacation, drivers often forget to find out about toll charges in advance. This can lead to unpleasant surprises. Consumer protection expert Bettina Schrittwieser from the Styrian Chamber of Labor provides important tips. If you are going on vacation by car, you should find out in advance about the toll and parking fees at your vacation destination. If a digital vignette can be purchased, make sure that the license plate number is entered correctly. If the barrier is open on the highway, as in Italy, you will…

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iPhone 16: Apple upgrades one model in particular

There are still a good two months to go until Apple presents the new iPhone 16. There will be four variants again, but this year the iPhone 16 Pro will likely be a particular focus for customers. Apple is making sure of this with an overdue feature addition. iPhone 16 Pro: Report confirms tetra prism camera againIt’s not the first time we’ve heard about it. A few weeks before Apple lets the cat out of the bag, the Taiwanese industry magazine DigiTimes is now also reporting on Apple’s new upgrade…

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So many hot days ahead of us now

At the same time, the risk of severe thunderstorms is increasing, some of which could bring hail, squalls and heavy rain. Midsummer heat with risk of thunderstormsSeveral days with temperatures above 30 degrees Celsius are forecast in the east of the country this week. In addition, so-called tropical nights could occur, where the temperature does not fall below 20 degrees Celsius at night. From Vorarlberg to Upper Styria, on the other hand, it will remain somewhat cooler, but there is a higher risk of thunderstorms. Wednesday brings an increased risk…

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